College Admissions Info

yavuzci
yavuzci
University of California - Berkeley ‘21
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Ankara, Turkey->Taipei, Taiwan->California, U.S.A.->TBD Turkish/Mandarin/English Committed to UC Berkeley That's my life's story so far it seems... Hope this profile helps you! :)
From: Irvine , Turkey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD, UPenn
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Test Scores

1420
SAT
29
ACT
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High School Performance

4.31
GPA
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, After School Sports Coach, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UPenn, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD: Childhood memory, Diversity statement, Embracing your heritage, Family background, International background, Leadership experience, Athletic achievement, Creative personal story
1499 Words
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. I always wondered what it was like on the East Coast, how their metropolitan lifestyle differed from our Californian way of life. I was specifically interested in the urban culture of New York City and the rich history of Virginia and Washington D.C. So, I thought, why not pay a visit? I was a member...





















Personal Statement for UPenn, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD: Childhood memory, Diversity statement, Embracing your heritage, Family background, International background, Leadership experience, Athletic achievement, Creative personal story
1499 Words
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. I always wondered what it was like on the East Coast, how their metropolitan lifestyle differed from our Californian way of life. I was specifically interested in the urban culture of New York City and the rich history of Virginia and Washington D.C. So, I thought, why not pay a visit? I was a member...





















Supplemental Essay for Johns Hopkins: Other
536 Words
A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime. Sometimes I found that faucet pumping with additional force as I found my passion for biology and discovered the strength of cultural dialogue. I think getting bacteria to produce a desired protein, like insulin, by transforming cells with recombinant-DNA technology is the closest thing to magic I’ve ever seen. Through different summer...









Supplemental Essay for USC: Other
536 Words
I would watch, and I would envy. I would look static, uniformly motionless in every part of me but my eyes, yet my thoughts were amid a sphere of emotional turmoil. I would glance over the local school fields with envy each and every morning on the way to my miniature school. I grew up studying in a small charter school with limited resources. Meeting the desires of my parents and fulfilling my dreams of school athletics didn’t fit...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: Other
698 Words
A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime. Sometimes I found that faucet pumping with additional force as I found my passion for biology and discovered the strength of collaboration through cultural dialogue. Over the years, I found myself exploring various academic fields including medicine, genetics, and biotechnology. Throughout different summer programs, I got to separate DNA with gel-electrophoresis, work with...











Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: Other
329 Words
A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime, and the truth is, all water pipes lead to the same place regardless of where the water came from. As a top school, Northwestern has incredible research opportunities, faculty, sports and anything you would want from a university, but for me, the presence of cultural clubs, like the Interfaith Initiative and the Cross-Cultural...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
APPLY EARLY! I applied late near the deadlines so some of...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
62 Words
If you can take as many community college classes as you can, if you go to a public school...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
68 Words
I asked a lot of teachers to read my essays, you should do the same. The more eyes that see...