College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘17
BS, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Marine Biology and Oceanography, Marine Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

A sophomore that loves to surf, swim, and enjoy friends in Santa Barbara's beautiful weather and scenery!
From: Laguna Beach , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSB, U Oregon, Redlands, San Diego, Whitman, SMU, Gettysburg
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1260
Highest SAT: 1760
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Theater/Plays, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

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...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
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College 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...

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...

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...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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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...