College Admissions Info

University of California - Irvine, ‘18
BS, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I like singing, dancing, listening to music, drawing with oil pastels, and dipping ham sandwiches in chocolate milk.
From: Santa Ana
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UC Irvine, UC Davis, UCSB, Middlebury, George Mason, San Jose State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1280
Highest SAT: 1790
Other SAT Scores:
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Community Cleanup / Service, Athletics Organization
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

608 Words
Determination is a quality that everyone can start, but not everyone has the guts to keep it. All my years in school have been compromised of determination and dedication. I strive for the best because I know that being average is not always the most rewarding category in modern day society. Sometimes though, a small part of me believes that if I was average, maybe I would have an easier life. I often feel pressured to be at the top...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
581 Words
No matter what I believe in or what I do, I do it for me. I do it for my future. This year, I stumbled upon a mind-changing situation that affected my perspective on my decisions. I received an all paid trip to visit a college campus as a part of the Fly In program offered at Godinez Fundamental High School. My mother was supportive, while my father was against it. However, after stressful weeks of vacillating decisions and long...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
407 Words
My community is my second family. It consists of my family and school. A community shapes those within it, just as those within it shape and define the community. The people around me allow me to gain various perspectives on different issues surrounding the idea of achieving a future career. My community has given me a glimpse into the future and it has shaped my dreams about what I will accomplish in life. My short-term goals include going to college...

Additional Essay Details:
187 Words
To be honest, I mainly focused all my attention on my Common App Essay, which is number one on the previous section. I really wanted to attend a private university out-of-state. My other two essays were for California schools (UCs), but I guess they were enough to get me in. I would say that these essays need to be revised A LOT. Spend as much time as you can with these because they can really affect your chances. Same with...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
20 Words
Seriously look up scholarships! You do...

How I chose schools to apply to
27 Words
I went based off variety of majors offered...

How to increase chances at my school
36 Words
Get involved! Do not slack off junior and senior years! It...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
33 Words
Now that I am here at UCI, I am a...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
29 Words
Considering UCIrvine is a very large school, you can...

What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
I would make sure I had not missed any deadlines. Deadlines are detrimental...

Why I ultimately chose my school
75 Words
I ultimately chose this school based off the amount of financial aid I was offered. However, my dream was always to go out...

Why I declined other schools
20 Words
I probably declined other schools due...