College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘18
BS, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Determined to go to law school.
From: Monterey Park , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, Native American
Accepted At: UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, UCSB, UC Riverside, ELAC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1220
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SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 50%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Other Religious Affiliation
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

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? When I was in middle school, I played basketball in my backyard every day. Growing up as an only child with a single mother, I spent a lot of time by myself. My gardener, Jose, came twice a week and was always up for shooting...

What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement. My intended major is political science and I will pursue a law degree to work in the public sector. American politicians have lost sight of what it means to be a public servant, which entails protecting...

College Admissions Advice

How to approach transferring schools
188 Words
I transferred from a California community college to University of California, Berkeley. The key to this really is the personal statement. The competition is high among transfer students, and almost all of them will have a high GPA. This means that the personal statement will really make or break you. The best advice I can give...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
106 Words
Dedicated. Everyone at UC Berkeley is extremely smart, but the work ethic is what sets us apart. Diverse. There is not only racial diversity Berkeley, but also intellectual diversity; which is important...

What set me apart from other applicants
90 Words
As a transfer student, the typical course of action is do finish all your major pre-requisites and breadth courses in two years. I did it in one....

Why I declined other schools
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Every single school I applied to accepted me for the Fall, but Cal accepted me for the Spring. Being accepted into UCLA, UCSD, UCD, UCSB, and UCR was really a great...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied for scholarships and I was awarded with one, but I also took out a loan for $5,500. The loan was federally subsidized, meaning it...