UCanStudyBuzzed
UCanStudyBuzze,
UCSB ‘17
B.S., Environmental and Marine Sciences, , Marine Biology and Oceanography, , Marine Science
A sophomore that loves to surf, swim, and enjoy friends in Santa Barbara's beautiful weather and scenery!
Features Included
2
Essays
14
Schools
8
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Laguna Beach, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
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University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Environmental and Marine Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are? For four years now I have volunteered as a counselor in a program called Special Camp for Special Kids. At Camp, children with mental disabilities are paired one on one with teen counselors selected to show them a fun-filled week. We are able to share...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
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General Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
264 Words
A bond much greater than simply attending the same university, that is the most attractive part of UCSB. Last year when an Isla Vista resident shot and killed many of our own it was sad, but together, as a community, Isla Vista and UCSB students alike came together. As a community we not only mourned the friends and family we lost, but celebrated their lives. As a group we rebuilt and grew stronger to show the world that we...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
147 Words
On here I have myself listed as being accepted via regular decision, however, the case was just the opposite, I was denied through it. UCSB was my #1 school and after being denied I was heartbroken, but that didn't stop me. I learned about the...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
108 Words
During high school I would highly recommend stepping away from the books and SERIOUSLY pursue something of great interest. This can be a job, a certification, internship, travel, community service, etc. The...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
170 Words
Since I was originally denied from UCSB I had to send in my intent to register at another school, Whitman College. The day I heard back from my denial appeal that I had gotten accepted I drove up to Santa Barbara with my parents to check out the school one more...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.75
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1760
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1260
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Theater/Plays, Student Activities Committee

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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