College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘15

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

4th year undergraduate global studies major at University of California, Santa Barbara
From: Diamond Bar , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCSB, Pitzer
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Habitat for Humanity, Prom Committee, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

“BAA!” Abraham voiced out one of the few sounds that he was able to make. Over the years I had worked with him, I knew that Abraham shouted this whenever he needed anything. Although I had grown accustomed to hearing this cry, along with the routine motion of clapping his hands, there seemed to be something different about Abraham this time. His voice sounded fine, but his body language indicated that he was in discomfort. As I sat on my...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
247 Words
As a 4th year student at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), I can vouch for its uniqueness compared to most of the other UCs. Since it is a school situated on the beach, the surrounding environment is breathtakingly beautiful and is a step different from the other schools. Although the beach itself on the campus isn’t the best beach, there are plenty of other beaches around it that are great for activities...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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In my experience as well as in the experiences of those I have met in these past four years, I recommend filling your summer with meaningful activities. I use meaningful broadly for a reason since each individual might deem different activities as meaningful. In the most efficient way, make each summer count towards something. This may mean to work on a summer project, to find a summer job or internship, to go abroad...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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For advice on colleges, what school and program I should look into, and my chances on entering these colleges, I had the help of a college admissions counselor who happened to be my SAT tutor as well. In Diamond Bar, CA, I attended a SAT prep school, Lee’s Review, who not only helped me prepare for my SATs, but also provided...