witchymoon,
Not Listed ‘24
B.A., Social Sciences
Accepted to the Sciences Po-UC Berkeley Dual Degree Program! Passionate about many things, from international relations to poetry, etc.
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Essays
24
Schools
7
Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderOther
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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Not Listed

Applied for a B.A. in Social Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The piano plays a blues-like arpeggio, pentatonic notes ascending until G#7. My fellow choir members and I begin to sing our second song, "Music Down in my Soul," for the spiritual category in the Golden Gate International Choir Festival. The piano dramatizes its notes over the line "Over my head" as we slowly bring our hands mid-body to groove. Suddenly, the piano accelerates into an upbeat gospel and we cry, "I got this music down in my soul! And it...
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Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Children's Choir has been my second family since 4th grade. My choral director Mr. A jokingly once said that I sounded like a "roach" at first. Yet, he saw my potential for growth and permitted me to join the choir's rich history. I was first a Soprano 2 weakling who competed in the World Choir Games and won two silver medals in the children's choir and spiritual categories. The next year I traveled to Eugene, Oregon to...
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Personal Statement
351 Words
Career aspirations, Love of writing
Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
"I exist explosively for phenomena of the world and of humans, The need to extinguish flames with pages and lesson All leading to personal investigations" I express myself through poetry, the art of condensing language into lines and symbols. It is my personal therapy when I'm not with my therapist. In my freshman year, I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. To cope with my depressive and anxious episodes, I write personal poems to release my...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
977 Words
In 750 to 1,000 words, describe the motivations that have led you to apply to the Dual Degree program. Explain how and why the multidisciplinary educational environments at Sciences Po (in the social sciences and humanities) and at Berkeley (within the College of Letters & Science) will help you to achieve your intellectual, personal, and professional aspirations. You may also choose to explain how you foresee your involvement in campus life outside of the classroom.
I desire to become a global citizen. My allegiance falls to humanity rather than a specific group or country. Because of this loyalty, I am devoted to understand the whole world, to advocate for the marginalized, and to potentially influence the international arena. By attending two rigorous universities in two different countries, I strengthen my identity as a global citizen and become closer to my cosmopolitan goals. At Sciences Po, I will immerse myself in my favorite subjects, the humanities...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.56
(equivalent to 3.90 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1380
 
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSocial Justice, Family Responsibilities, School Theater/Plays, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring, Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Choir, World/Global Affairs Club

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