College Admissions Info

francesca.rael
francesca.rael
University of California - Los Angeles, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UCLA Class of 2019!
From: , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2070
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

613 Words
Throughout the course of three years, my father's company failed, our family car was seized, and we were nearly evicted from our home because my parents could not pay the mortgage. Every morning, I turned over in bed and stared my alarm clock straight in its ugly and condescending eyes. At 5 AM, the same sound would blast out of that clock. The only thought that ran through my mind was "sleep is for the weak." My parents had both engrained...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
219 Words
To some, it would seem impossible to fulfill every single one of my academic interests. I want to read the writings of Freud and Hitler. I want to learn about the apparently infinite universe and feel like I do not exist. I want the ability to respect calculus, music, poetry, and foreign language. I want to live in a diverse community and learn from my peers. USC is one of the few universities that can actually provide for my desire...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
232 Words
Agriculture has a monopoly on the activities in my community and, personally, I never anticipated that I would have been interested in it. However, my life changed (for the better) when I was elected as the Bret Harte Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter President in 2014. This accomplishment forever changed my outlook on life. Taking part of the agriculture program at my school has given me a new appreciation for my community (the agricultural industry employs most adults in my...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
217 Words
I come from a devoutly Catholic family. I have been instilled with Catholic values since before I can remember, and the most important events in my life include my First Communion and Confirmation. When I learned that there was a university that utilizes the Lasallian teaching order, which is of Catholic descent, so close to my hometown of Millbrae, I decided to take advantage of that. I want to live in a place where my community is inspired and motivated...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
161 Words
When my little sister was born, I was jealous. I knew that my parents were going to give her more attention than me, and I was used to being the only child. Transformation occurred for me when she was born. Before she was born, I was selfish and honestly thought that the world revolved around me. I did not care about anyone besides myself. When my little sister Bianca was brought into this world, I realized the joy of sharing...



College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
92 Words
I think what set me apart from other applicants was my ability to hold leadership positions while maintaining a stellar GPA. I have been the president of the...





How to increase chances at my school
14 Words
You should have a...