College Admissions Info

Claremont McKenna College, ‘19
BA, Biological Engineering, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a first generation Latino student who is trying to make it in a world that my people traditionally don't make it in.
From: Baldwin Park , California
Gender: Male
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Williams, Claremont (CMC)
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1160
Highest SAT: 1610
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Who was she? Why would she do this? Was there something wrong with me? I was eight years old when my parents split up. Their paths diverted as a new one began for me, one where I shut everyone out. My emotions and physical health became unimportant and insomnia brought heavy purple eyelids that were weighed down with exhaustion. I felt non-existent. When my mom left, I felt disposable because she never came back or attempted to contact me. She...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
199 Words
In my search for a new place to call my home for the next four of years, I am searching for places that will help me grow and develop. Claremont McKenna College is a place that can do this for me because it offers an abundance of activities such as the CMC Model United Nations Club and the Young Americans for Freedom club. These clubs are important to me because I want to be a political activist for people of...

Additional Essay Details:
46 Words
In this essay, I basically described why I applied to CMC and why I wanted to go there. Also, I described how I would benefit and I tied that into being a student of color and wanting to go back to my community and help them.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
66 Words
I believe that being a Latino first generation college student who has a good story is what set me apart...