College Admissions Info

University of California - Davis, ‘15
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A 4th Year Biochemistry undergrad at UC Davis
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UC Irvine, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UCSB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1180
Highest SAT: 1630
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Prom Committee, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Behind a dark window, a gigantic airplane appeared in the eyes of a seven-year-old girl, waiting for her departure in the cold night. The feeling of fear was not present, only amazement flowing through my body when I hesitantly walked into the tunnel leading to the airplane door. This happiness transformed into disappointment and loneliness when the airplane ascended off the ground then I realized that I was leaving the only home I knew to set foot on American soil....

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
498 Words
My heart beat faster, my hands trembled, and my voice stuttered. Standing in front of my classmates, I stumbled upon these symptoms. I once thought that these butterflies in my stomach would never disappear; even though, I knew my confidence is there inside, waiting for the right moment to surface. A change was necessary if I wanted to overcome the fear of public speaking. Before I was involved in community service, I surrounded myself with schoolwork, showing little interest in...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
103 Words
It is really important that you visit the school before accepting it. Location is key to how you will carry out your college experiences. I accepted UCD before visiting it and...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Studious, active,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
43 Words
I wish I was more involved in my school. Even though I joined...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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High schoolers: Try to take as many courses at a community...

Why I declined other schools
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Honestly, UCSB was my dream school because it was next to the beach and I got accepted into my dream major. However, I had...