Satirev1900
Satirev1900,
UC Berkeley ‘21
B.S., Physics
A broad-interested international student
Features Included
4
Essays
10
Schools
5
Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Guangzhou, China
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
645 Words
Overcoming personal struggle
Her hand stung my face. Her words slapped on my face. “Shame on you!” she said before walking away. It was a drowsy summer afternoon when my mother flung her hand at me at the gate of my elementary school. As she walked away, one of my classmates noted, “Wow, that was intense!” My humiliation was complete. That afternoon my mother was infuriated at my ranking of 28th out of 800 in the final, because I did better last time. Even...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
228 Words
I am a prolific author of trashy romance stories. Back in China, my teenage romance stories handwritten on the back of test papers garnered fame as they were passed hand to hand. Students went short of breath reading them in class, partly for fear of getting caught. My reader base expanded to neighboring schools, and loyal fans helped me evade investigation by the school administration. I reveled in undercutting the repressive, Confucian values that permeated our lives. Apparently, the prevailing...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
472 Words
As much as I love science, I always want to invoke a personal renaissance. Michigan College of Literature, Science and Arts and the University of Michigan perfectly resonates with my pursuit to excel in both physics and humanity. Having attained first places in multiple national-level competitions, I have long been an outstanding STEM student, yet my specific passion for physics was sparked not by doing thousands of Olympiad practices but by browsing interesting topics of physics online. Therefore, I am...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
585 Words
Whether it is combating discrimination in my family or empowering Maasai girls through community organizing, I fight social inequality wherever I am and however I can. Because my cousin Lili was adopted, my grandparents maintained that as an outsider, and a girl at that, she should receive no help from the extended family. Naturally sensitive to inequality and prejudice, I shared my toys with her at five and spoke up for her at every family reunion. While none of my...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
60 Words
I think the best advice I can give is to give full attention to your essays. I haven't...
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My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Choose not the ones who like you the most,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
19 Words
My experience in Africa definitely sets...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.46
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1550
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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