College Admissions Info

carolynwu
carolynwu
University of California - Berkeley ‘20
BS, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Aspiring business and cognitive science student
From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Williams, Amherst, UCLA, UCSD, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2370
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

4.43
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UC Berkeley, Williams, Amherst, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Harvard, Brown, UPenn: Interest in med/sci/math, Chinese heritage
508 Words
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...







Personal Statement for UC Berkeley, Williams, Amherst, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Harvard, Brown, UPenn: Interest in med/sci/math, Chinese heritage
508 Words
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...







Supplemental Essay for Williams: 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...





Supplemental Essay for Amherst: 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...





College 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...





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...





My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
Make sure you ask early! And ask teachers...





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