evongerichten
evongerichten,
UCSB ‘19
B.A., English
A sophomore that didn't think she had the chops to get into her dream school (but ended up getting in).
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Essays
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Schools
6
Scores
3
Advice
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ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Oceanside, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • California State University - Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
  • California State University - Monterey Bay (Seaside, CA)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Hawaii - Manoa  (Honolulu, HI)
  • California State University - San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
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University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Prompt: Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Outside, the summer sun beat down pleasantly while the ocean tide carried mellow waters. It was evident that time would be best spent enjoying the happy warmth. And I did just that at the beginning of the summer with my younger sister. We had spent two weeks on vacation to Texas visiting my stepfather...
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Prompt: 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? It turns out that the endless hours of wearing 10-pound weight belts and enduring long swim sets weren’t for nothing. At the end of my junior year water polo season, I reaped what I had sown when I received a spot on the...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
165 Words
To be honest, I love everything about UCSB. The location makes UCSB and Isla Vista a second home for me. Growing up no more than a 15 minute drive from the beach down in Oceanside, I placed a high priority on being close to the ocean when selecting the colleges I...
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How to increase chances at my school
116 Words
Do your best to be involved with a good number of organizations, athletics or clubs in high school. UCSB is a diverse campus full of well-rounded, involved students, and showing that you're one too will...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
148 Words
Personally, I prefer to be active and busy than sitting around and doing nothing (though the occasional lazy day is glorious and required). Therefore, I have a couple extracurriculars I'm a part of. For one, I play on the women's club water polo team....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1750
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1250
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsWater Polo (Recruited), Swimming/Diving, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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