arminjorgenson
arminjorgenson,
UCSD ‘19
B.S., Civil Engineering
Structural/Civil Engineering major and Urban Planning & Studies minor at Revelle College, UC San Diego
Features Included
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Essays
8
Schools
10
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Santa Cruz, California
GenderMale
EthnicityNative Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
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University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Applied for in Civil Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
495 Words
Athletic achievement, Role model/inspiration
When I was a freshman, I would spend my Friday nights at our high school football games. For one night a week, these ordinary kids became superstars. I longed to step into their shoes, but as a shy, skinny, unathletic kid, I was always too scared to take the chance. After two years, the football bug finally struck a chord with me, and I joined the team. I was faster and stronger than I was before, but had no chance...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
84 Words
Extremely studious, extremely studious, extremely studious, extremely studious, and extremely studious. Note how I did not say "social", or "relaxed", or even "fun-loving". There are...
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What I’d change about my application process
94 Words
I did not take any SAT study courses or read SAT study books, or even study for the SAT for that matter. At the time I felt like...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
70 Words
I seriously considered Arizona State and San Diego State for about 15 minutes. Then went back to UCSD. Those schools are more ...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
252 Words
In college, you're allowed to fail. Will you fail? Maybe. You're not inadequate if you do; everyone who got in is adequate. I've had to drop classes to prevent failing, which is about the same, minus the GPA hit. In high school, you can fail, but you almost have to actively try to fail. Showing up and maintaining a pulse is enough to "pass" in high school. In college, you must meet the pace of...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
231 Words
If you know what you want to study, here is a simple formula: don't borrow more money than your first year's salary. The math works out when you account for interest rates and fees and such. You *need* to know before you enroll: how much each year is going to cost, how much you can pay out of pocket, and how much you have to borrow. Times four. If...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.08
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1910
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1350
Other SAT Scores
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball, Football, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, Model Congress / Model UN, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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