College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BS, Genetics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Colleges look for uniqueness and boy am I unique!
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, Hofstra, U of Portland, Cal Poly, UCSB, UCSC, USC, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1910
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Volleyball (Recruited), Softball
Extracurricular Activities: French Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

366 Words
Walking up to the newly built, eco-friendly, Science and Sustainability Center at Walden West, I calmed my excited nerves; for the next month I would be leading science camps for middle schoolers at the popular outdoor school. Nerdy, I have always had a passion for science, but never found an adequate way to express my love---until the day I received a response from Whipperwhirl, the science and sustainability director at Walden West; I represented a perfect fit for their science...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
644 Words
“Indiana! Come!” I ordered my lab mix. It was time to visit the place we felt most jubilant: the dog park. Walking up to the gate with Indiana whining to be let off his leash, I kicked open the stuck, old, green door, unclasped the choke chain around his neck, and took my seat. My skin, sticky from the beating sun which baked the concrete table, attracted flies with a vicious craving for sweat. Annoying, their attacks were feeble; if...

Additional Essay Details:
22 Words
Most colleges require to application essays. The supplement is really the second essay answering the question "Describe the world you come from."

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
184 Words
Looking at the list of colleges I applied to and was accepted into, most people would say the obvious choice was Cal of UCLA. However, in my time determining which school I was going to attend, I always thought my first choice was UC Davis for the genetics and genomics major. However, I visited the...