College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘20

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Free spirit with a passion for the environment and people. Average girl, above average work ethic.
From: Chino , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSD, Fordham, Swarthmore
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, Green Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Prompt: "Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?" Dirt “What breaks your heart? Your life’s purpose is in the answer,” said my pastor. I couldn’t turn from the screen. Tears hit my desk, and I worried I was disturbing my classmates who were surely just as emotional. Wrong, for two...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
605 Words
Prompt: "Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Chiles" “Vamos a cocinar los chiles enogados,” Grandmother declares, while she meticulously washes each chile, as if it’s sacred. She hands me a chile, and I try to imitate her, but realize no one could ever reciprocate my grandmother’s care and attention to detail, yet I try. My mind reverts to how...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
745 Words
Prompt: "How do you plan to give back to your school after you graduate?" After June 7th I will have spent approximately 720 days of my life, not including weekend tournaments, AP practice or Saturday garden cleanups, at Chino High School. 720 days of support from teachers, 720 smiles from the lunch ladies, 720 walks to school rain or shine, and over 720 unforgettable moments. There is no doubt in my mind that I am the person I am today as a result of attending...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
542 Words
Prompt: "Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations." El lunes es el día de familia”. Mondays are family day. My grandmother spends the day preparing the feast that will be served that evening. I count the minutes down at practice on Mondays out of pure excitement for the food and family. My family has encouraged every single one of...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
70 Words
I cannot stress enough the importance of talking about what really matters to you in your personal statements. Talk about what...

My advice about getting recommenders
70 Words
During your Junior year of high school I would begin to ask some of the seniors that you know well and...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
51 Words
I recommend looking for non-profit organizations to work with. Many organizations fund raise over the...

How I chose schools to apply to
71 Words
Think about the environment you want to be in for the next four years. Do you want to know everyone and...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
104 Words
The city of Berkeley is unique in every sense. UC Berkeley students are known to break customs, color outside the lines and challenge societal pressures and expectations. Even ,at times, differing...