matt.r.yao,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.S.
Matt Yao
Features Included
3
Essays
0
Schools
11
Scores
5
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Fairfax, Virginia
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
653 Words
Creative personal story
Connecting the Dots Inside the power rack is where I feel most natural, even though there’s a couple hundred pounds of weights dangling over me. Before I begin my first repetition of squats, I take a huge breath to build intra-abdominal pressure, a method used to reduce injurious compressive forces on the spinal disks. In plain English, all I did was breathe deeply and hold the breath. But when I was first taught to do this, my instinct was...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
419 Words
Growing up in a bilingual, immigrant household has shaped me into a diverse individual with a broad world view. Both of my parents grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. They wanted me to have a different childhood so they raised me to have an insatiable curiosity and passion for learning. While other kids were playing with their Nerf guns, my eyes were stuck to the television screen where I watched a scientist with a monotonous voice dip various...
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Additional Essay Details
15 Words
This is about my childhood and how it shaped me into the person I am.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
15 Words
Provide more support for first...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
27 Words
There is a huge variety of extracurriculars at...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
14 Words
I am really enjoying...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, Driven,...
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What I’d change about my application process
19 Words
I would have spent more time...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.42
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2110
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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