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SWood93
SWood93
University of California - Santa Cruz ‘16
BA, Sociology, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

Senior with a double major at UC-Santa Cruz.
From: Quartz Hill
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At:
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1640
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1180
Highest SAT: 1640
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.55
GPA
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Key Club
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College Application Essays

None Reported

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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They involve volunteering. Volunteering shows commitment, a good work ethic,...





My advice about getting recommenders
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Start building a relationship with your teachers, guidance counselors at your school, volunteer coordinators, coaches, etc early! If you walk up to them during the last few weeks of the semester they...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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1. A Leader- We are taught from our first freshman introductory class to be go- getters and take charge in debates, class Q&As;, and outside of the classroom in clubs and student organizations. 2. Question everything- Our newest school shirts say "question authority" and like our comrades at UC- Berkeley we do just that with a lot of student activism, protests for better conditions for student workers, tuition hikes, international events like the missing students in Mexico, etc. 3. Be curious- We are given supplemental readings for every syllabus so if we get passionate about a class or are thinking about changing...







What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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How great our national and...





How to increase chances at my school
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The acceptance rate is mostly freshmen class so it is harder to get in to my...





My favorite course thus far, and why
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This is the most difficult question because I have loved many questions such as Into the Sea for marine biology and Vampires in Pop Culture, a lit class for gender and xenophobia. A Natural History of Dinosaurs taught me that...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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It is really important to visit the schools you apply to. I didn't visit any schools until I was accepted to them because I couldn't afford two trips (one before applications to narrow down the list from all schools in CA and another after accepted to narrow down them to The One). When you visit a...





Why I declined other schools
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They were too close to my family and I knew I would be going home weekends, holidays, etc and would lean on them too heavily for any complication such as finding a dentist/doctor/chiropractor/grocery store for...