College Admissions Info

K Chairil
K Chairil
University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘18
BA, English, Music

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

English and Music Studies double major studying at UCSB. Extracurricular interests include: reading/writing, seeing films, going where there's dogs, journalism, and amateur photography.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Legacy: Parent, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSB, Redlands, Pacific
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Malay/Indonesian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1980
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Key Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I never accepted “happily-ever-after.” For one, my parents never emulated it. My father is a businessman, my mother a piano teacher. Their union of economics and art clashes harshly. Still, I’ve salvaged priceless values from the disharmony: frugal spending and emotional power. When I was nine, my mother compelled me to learn the piano. My first instinct was to rebel. I judged that she couldn’t choose what was best for me because she couldn’t even choose a...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
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Traveling by glass box couldn’t be that bad, not if that was the only thing keeping you from plunging into the unforgiving South China Sea. So, when I found myself in this situation last summer, I elected to stay; besides, the cable car gave me a sweeping bird’s-eye-view of Hong Kong. In the hazy sky, the sun peeked behind shrub-dotted mountains. En route to the famed Big Buddha, I had no idea that fighting fear in the cable...

Additional Essay Details:
92 Words
Admins like to see a bit of your own personality or sense of humor. But be honest about it! Use humor in conservative sprinkles and definitely never include a joke that even you don't find funny. I remember countless nights slaving over every word (mostly for the sake of fitting the word count limit) and as a result, some of the humor/personality had to be cut. Thus, my essays seem a bit grim, but as long as the message...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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As a humanities major, I never would have thought I'd enjoy a STEM/science-related class....

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Literature Club is a blast once you get into it. If you love books, you'll find great book-loving compadres here. Truthfully, my first few times...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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The Bottom Line is a weekly (indie) student-run newspaper that gives even novice writers, illustrators, and photographers a chance to build up their portfolio. In my experience (unlike the...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Every person is a complex individual, but the...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I never had a private admissions counselor, but looking back I feel that I would have really benefited from one. I thought my grades were enough to get me into a good enough school,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Students are largely pretty laid back and know how to have a good time here, but come midterms and dead/finals week, we can really crack down. (One quarter during dead week...