rebekahlee
rebekahlee,
UVA ‘18
B.A., Biology
I am currently a pharmacy student going for my doctorate degree. I love to play tennis in my free time and hang out with my closest friends.
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
13
ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Centreville, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - Camden (Camden, NJ)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Here is a great quotation, “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” The problem is, by the time you realize what this quotation means, chances are things have already taken a turn for the worse. Growing up in North Carolina, I was naïve and careless. At school, I fell into the “popular” crowd. Making friends was not a problem. To say the...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
408 Words
What is your favorite word and why?
A mundane overused word that has been a staple greeting throughout history, “hello” is often the beginning to a long story. Without this word, there is no beginning to a conversation, and, therefore no personal relationship with another. While we are all taught as children to politely say “hello”, we are not taught the implications of the word. Without the word “hello,” quite simply, future interactions would cease before they begin. “Hello” literally changed my life. I wrote a letter...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
266 Words
What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way?
Not all can say classical music appeals to the emotions. I was one of those. I believed music was closely tied to emotional expressions, but because of the lyrical content. Growing up, classical music never did anything for me...emotionally. I was ambivalent when I heard it and I never paid an extra second of attention to understand it. Everything changed when my orchestra played the last movement of Tchaikovsky Serenade For Strings. As sweat rolled down my face, I...
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School Specific Advice

How to balance class with social or extracurricular involvements
121 Words
UVA has a work hard, play hard mentality. Everyone at the school is at least the top 10% of their high school class. You can definitely feel this during your classes but do not let that intimidate...
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
36 Words
The town of Charlottesville itself may not be as diverse but...
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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
89 Words
You should look more than just the ranking of schools. Check what the school is known for and see where graduates of that school go after grad....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
(equivalent to 3.90 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2120
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Beta Club, Church, Disaster relief, Environmental, Hospital Volunteer, Key Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Music: Instrumental, Math Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring, Other Club/Activity
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