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UC Berkeley37945,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Neuroscience and Neurobiology
I'm an aspiring neurosurgeon from Florida going to UC Berkeley to study neurobiology next fall!
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Background

Hometown St. Petersburg, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Vietnamese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

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Personal Statement
489 Words
Family background
My parents' income statement has become a laughing matter at the dinner table. From jokes about our house falling apart to wisecracks about cramming nine people under a single roof, I still find it surprising that my family has managed to make light of our financial situation. Outside of the dinner table, life wasn't a comedy. Money was always a problem, and it fueled heated arguments that tore my family apart. These disputes often escalated to violence, a derivative of...
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Supplemental Essay Explaining low grades/scores
112 Words
During my junior year, I was taking 12 classes at the same time from my regular schedule at Lakewood High School, online school at Florida Virtual School, and dual enrollment at St. Petersburg College. I also had to deal with family problems, from babysitting my brother and three infant cousins every day to reporting domestic violence and dealing with a family member's death. Because of a demanding academic schedule along with problems at home, my grades dropped my first semester, but...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2020
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1420
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