carolynwu
carolynwu,
UC Berkeley ‘20
B.S., Business Administration and Management
Aspiring business and cognitive science student
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
18
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

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

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
508 Words
Interest in med/sci/math, Chinese heritage
The moon is Lady Chang E's home, the white rabbit's den, and the huntsman's abode. In Chinese culture, the moon is a source of endless inspiration for legends and myths. Not one of them true, of course, but they nevertheless offer reasons behind the mystical appearances of things. I grew up in household and culture inundated with those little things. Everything I saw and learned about had a reason, an explanation, or a myth. We eat long noodles on birthdays...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
According to Newton’s third law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. While this could be taken literally, as Newton’s titles of astronomer, physicist, scientist, and mathematician might encourage, I choose to take this figuratively, perhaps as a product of knowing that Newton also moonlighted as a philosopher. With that established, instead of an action evoking a reaction, let’s talk about thoughts. Assuming that a thought has some substance, material or otherwise, it must...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
304 Words
When I was younger, I never was one for weights. The idea of lifting 10 lb blocks of metal to bulk up never seemed to have the appeal of a rigorous swim. With that in mind, when I failed to get stronger from cardio exercises, I had only one thing in mind: to swim harder. Little did I know, it was the resistance that the weights provided that was necessary for me to strengthen myself. My heart condition known as Long...
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School Specific Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
48 Words
Consulting clubs are everywhere at UC Berkeley. Even if you might not be considering...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
76 Words
Don't apply to so many school! It might seem tempting to apply to as many schools as possible to see where you get...
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What set me apart from other applicants
56 Words
I'm a typical person from my school: Asian, female, upper middle-class. What I felt set me apart...
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My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
Make sure you ask early! And ask teachers...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.43
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Science Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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