Alex_562
Alex_562,
Claremont (CMC) ‘17
B.A., Molecular Biology
Interested in Genetics/Virology! CMC'17
Features Included
1
Essays
18
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Long Beach, California
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

Personal Statement
336 Words
Career aspirations, Family member’s disability
These are just little excerpts from the essays I wrote for admission into CMC. I was born and raised in the city of Lynwood, California—a city where committing crimes was more respectable than reading a textbook, where violence and poor living conditions were standard. My parents were both immigrants from Mexico who came to the United States and began working in the fields of Fresno, California picking fruit. They each came from big families who struggled to make ends...
Read more...

General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
268 Words
I would say 5 words that describe people at Claremont McKenna College are: Driven, Talented,Engaging, Wealthy and Fun. These students are driven in that everyone is constantly seeking internships and looking st jobs. It creates an atmosphere where getting an internship is the norm, which is obviously something great for success in the future! CMC students are also very talented in that everyone has a talent that they are great at, which leads to a very diverse pool of people...
Read more...
My favorite course thus far, and why
205 Words
My favorite course would have to be the course I am currently enrolled in, Microbiology with Lab. Microbiology is the study of bacteria and viruses, which makes for a very interesting lab course. Every week we have four hour labs in addition to lecture, in which we are currently growing our own bacteria from our skin and performing various microbiology techniques such...
Read more...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
134 Words
One thing I was not fully aware of was the array of students on the political spectrum at CMC and how different that would be compared to other schools in California. I had heard that CMC was considered to be...
Read more...
How to increase chances at my school
60 Words
Score high on the SAT/ACT test. For me, the ACT test was easier because it had the...
Read more...
What set me apart from other applicants
40 Words
The fact that I had done research in laboratories during high school...
Read more...

High School Performance

GPA
3.7
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Weight Lifting, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

Similar Profiles

michyboat25
Rutgers ‘17


Accepted to Rutgers, Quinnipiac, Penn State, College of NJ, , USciences

I am a rising junior who is majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. I plan on going to medical school after I graduate in 2017.
Vicky Flores
Claremont (CMC) ‘20


Accepted to Claremont (CMC), Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Fordham, USC, NYU

Hi! My name is Vicky Flores and I'm an incoming freshman at Claremont McKenna University, where I'll be majoring in PPE (Politics Philosophy and Economics) with a possible double major/minor in CS and Film Studies. Available to mentor/for advice.
snati921
Harvard ‘19


Accepted to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Tufts, Northeastern, UMass

Harvard Class of 2019
francesm1205
Claremont (CMC) ‘20


Accepted to Claremont (CMC), UMich, K College , MSU, Santa Clara

Student at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Legal Studies
jra005
Columbia ‘19


Accepted to Amherst, UC Berkeley, UChicago, Columbia, UCLA, UPenn, Reed, USC, Northwestern, UCSD, UCSB, Carleton, Trinity, Pomona, Rice, Wesleyan, Grinnell

Neuroscience. Ambitious. Eccentric. Compassionate. Intellectual. Volleyball. Avid Reader. Roar Lion Roar!