College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘16
BA, Planning and Development

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

Run a non-profit investment fund, love to travel, VERY "type A"
From: Bronxville , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UNC, UMich, Pomona, Duke
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Swahili, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field (Recruited)
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College Application Essays

Outside the school, on the streets of sewage and garbage, lay a dead man. The man’s throat was slit, leaving an expression of desperation on his face. A sea of people parted, as I—a blue-eyed, blonde-haired, American teenager—approached the scene. For me, a dead body at my feet was cause for the world to stop. For the four-year-old girl, standing at the edge of the crowd, staring up at me, it was just a part of life. ...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
54 Words
Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz once said, "Cubism is like standing at a certain point on amountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view." With this in mind, describe a moment when your perspective changed.

Additional Essay Details:
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I am a runner. I was the fastest kid in my elementary school, girl or boy. As a third grader, I ran a six-minute mile. At six, I started running with my dad’s adult track team. It made me feel special. My dad used to brag about his star of a daughter. In seventh grade, I went to High School Track States in the 1500. That year I also placed fourth in the National Middle School Mile. The man giving...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
36 Words
African History and Language and Social issues in Africa: choose stuff...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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inspired, interesting,...

What I’d change about my application process
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Nothing, got me...

Post-college plans
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Moving to Nairobi...