College Admissions Info

Samson920
Samson920
University of California - Berkeley ‘19
BS, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UC Berkeley Engineering Class of 2019
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSD, Case, Cornell, Johns Hopkins
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Math Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Reaching a goal
466 Words
There I stood, gawking at the notes as the band continued to sight-read. It was the first day of class, and I was the new xylophonist. Not only had I never played the xylophone until that day (nor could I distinguish it from the marimba, which I mistakenly played initially), but I had never been in band before. Yet there I was, attempting to sight-read notes that should be played at a rate of five per second. Our first performance...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
56 Words
I talked about how my aunt sent me a package of socks with equations on them and how eventually I worked up the nerve to wear them to school and express my individually. Overall it was about my transition to becoming a more unique individual and doing it in such a way where others respected me.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
317 Words
I have a desire for both helping and learning. I am excited to join Northwestern’s culture of both scientific and social outreach. While doing research for a paper on the death penalty, I stumbled across an article from Northwestern’s magazine about law professor Lawrence Marshall, who worked with his students to help free innocent people on death row. Marshall and his students freed dozens of wrongfully convicted citizens. Although Professor Marshall no longer teaches at Northwestern, this is...





College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven, Passionate,...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
Key Club,...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
19 Words
All of my interviews went very...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
1 Words
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Why I ultimately chose my school
7 Words
The campus...





My advice about getting recommenders
2 Words
Ask...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
35 Words
I would try to get more AP classes. A lot of...





What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
I would not apply to as many schools. Start working...