College Admissions Info

University of California - Davis, ‘18
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Undergrad currently attending UC Davis, majoring in Biomedical Engineering
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSC, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Dartmouth, Santa Clara
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Weight Lifting
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Prompt #1: 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. Personal Statement: “Aha moments” are the best. It’s hard to put into words that wonderful feeling of comprehension that results from a struggle. In calculus the hardest concept was Lagrange Error Bound. I constantly read my textbook and attempted to solve problems. Each time I thought I understood Lagrange Error, I didn’t....

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Nice, Smart,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
31 Words
More bike parking, lower costs, larger gym, larger dining...

Why I declined other schools
19 Words
They did not provide me with...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
44 Words
Write about how there is an academic, but yet still nice and not...

How to increase chances at my school
63 Words
Apply into an easier major and into a less competitive college -- Davis is unique in that it allows...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Everyone is really nice here. Easy...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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They offered me the best scholarship...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Intramural sports, frats,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course here so far was ENG 6, or MatLab. As a person without any...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I used a private counselor...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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During high school I would do something that's non academic, fun, and still improves your admissions chances. I volunteered at...

Post-college plans
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I plan to either go to medical school, or get...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Since many of your recommenders will be teachers, it's important to not only...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I only got wait listed at 1 school (Dartmouth), and...

How to approach transferring schools
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Never had to, not sure what my advice would be. I do...