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UC Berkeley37945
University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BA, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

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  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
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Student Background

I'm an aspiring neurosurgeon from Florida going to UC Berkeley to study neurobiology next fall!
From: St. Petersburg , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: San Jose State, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, UC Davis, UCSC, Emory, Northeastern, NYU
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
489 Words
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...

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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