College Admissions Info

kristarad
kristarad
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, ‘17
BS, Animal Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

2nd year Animal Science Major at Cal Poly SLO
From: Sammamish , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona, Washington, Oregon State, UCSB, Miami OH
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

31
ACT
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Gymnastics
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
551 Words
Too Short If I had a nickel for every time somebody held something high above my head and jokingly said, “You can have it if you can reach it,” I would be rich. It’s not just a certain type of person who says these exact words; it ranges from my teachers, to my friends, to complete strangers. What I’m trying to say is that I’m short, very short. Growing up, I was the shortest person in my...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
227 Words
When I think of chemical engineers, I think of people who are always creating new synthetic materials to benefit society. My biggest concern currently is the environment, so I would like to use my knowledge of chemical engineering to create materials that are more environmentally friendly. Protecting the environment has always been important to me and new advances in technology will enable me to help reverse the damage that has already been inflicted on the earth. Although environmental conservation would...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
451 Words
Everyone who knew me as a kid heard me ask at least once, “Excuse me, can I pet your dog?” These days I don’t ask nearly as often, but if the dog is really cute, I can’t resist. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved animals of all shapes and sizes. When I was younger, I used to beg my mom to pull the car over whenever I saw a loose dog so I could...







College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
89 Words
My school is classified as a "polytechnic" school which means we learn by doing. In my first two years at cal poly, I have gained an incredible...





My favorite course thus far, and why
72 Words
My favorite course so far has been Meat Science. This may seem weird coming from an animal science major, because I love...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
18 Words
The 5 adjectives that describe a...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
66 Words
I did use a private admissions counselor, but I actually didn't find her to be that helpful. The main thing...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
84 Words
I feel as if my school has a very unified student body. We live in a fairly small town in Central California called San luis...