shumone
shumone,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Computer Science
Hi! My name is Alan Shum.
Features Included
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Essays
8
Schools
18
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Temple City, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

It was my seventh birthday. As I sat down in my grandfather's brown, smoke-scented chair beside the desk, my dad opened up his game of Diablo II on the ancient computer. I stared at the screen, my eyes filled with wonder as I contemplated the exciting new worlds I might visit together with my dad. When it finally loaded up, he looked me in the eye with that same excited face I had, and said to me, "Let's do this."...
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"Chris! What are you doing? You have to make dinner now or we'll..." I sputtered as I noticed my entire patrol rampantly running off with complete disregard for making dinner. As I stepped into a portable bathroom for respite from the chaos, I heard a click. Muffled laughter followed, and I soon discovered I had been locked in a hot, stenchy box. It was my first time leading a patrol at Camporee, a Boy Scout competition testing various Scouting skills...
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School Specific Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
61 Words
Lots of weed, lots of people, but the people here are all really intelligent and passionate about their...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
40 Words
You really shouldn't pick extracurriculars that don't interest you or are forced...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
65 Words
CS162: Operating Systems and Systems Programming: This class gave perspective to a lot of what our OS's actually do and...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
23 Words
I didn't use them, and I think...
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How I chose schools to apply to
12 Words
I chose mostly schools...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Boy/Girl Scouts, Math Team, Science Club/Team, After School Program Coordinator
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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