alackofcolor
alackofcolor,
UC Berkeley ‘20
B.B.A., Business Administration and Management
Student at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration and Social Welfare.
Features Included
2
Essays
9
Schools
14
Scores
6
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

“Despite it all… you know something? I’m healing. Day by day, I take a piece of my body back… He broke me, he tore me apart, but I refuse to let him take my strength.” She was a victim of sexual abuse, and this was her story. But in that moment, sitting next to her, I had the rare opportunity to feel it all just as she’d experienced it: every raw emotion spilling out, every sharp intake of...
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Personal Statement
256 Words
Leadership experience
D-Day – Distribution Day – is possibly the greatest time of the year, second only to the holidays. For the yearbook staff, it’s a joyous occasion that marks the culmination of ten-hour work parties, contentious font choices, and endless drafts of copy. On this day, I glance at the sea of students on campus and watch their faces light up as their eyes scan the glossy pages of their yearbooks, reliving their greatest triumphs immortalized forever in print. I see my...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
259 Words
I’ve always dreamed of dedicating myself to a lifetime of activism through a career in social entrepreneurship or law, and USC couldn’t be a more perfect place to prepare myself for this. What draws me to USC is its flexibility: the way its students are able to pursue a multitude of interests and explore the ways they intersect. USC’s Marshall School of Business, with its unparalleled resources and extensive alumni network, will equip me with the tools...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
56 Words
In terms of giving out scholarships (not sure about regular admissions), USC really emphasizes extracurricular involvement and...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
Berkeley was close enough to home where it's only a short plane ride away, but also far enough...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
99 Words
Research and work experience really helps -- no matter what major you select for college applications, you'd be surprised what's out there in terms of experience to gain over the...
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What set me apart from other applicants
62 Words
I definitely had extracurricular experiences to write about that reflected/backed up the majors I applied with (either sociology...
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What I’d change about my application process
259 Words
I would have applied to less schools so that I could concentrate more time on individual schools' supplements. I honestly don't even remember half the schools I applied to -- I was convinced to apply to a lot of liberal arts colleges, and in retrospect I wouldn't have chosen to go to any of them over Berkeley just because I could never see myself thriving at one. Identify schools you really, truly can see yourself at and...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
169 Words
I had a private admissions counselor but utilized them mostly for advice navigating through the college application process. My parents are both immigrants and I'm an only child, so we collectively were very lost. If you are financially able, by all means go for a counselor if only for the...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.91
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2390
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1600
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesYearbook, Mock Trial, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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