College Admissions Info

lisachao
lisachao
University of California - Los Angeles, ‘18
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am currently a full time student at the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in Biochemistry.
From: Anaheim , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: U of Minnesota, St. Thomas, UCSD, UCLA, UC Riverside
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Khmer, French

Test Scores

30
ACT
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High School Performance

3.91
GPA
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, School Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Homecoming committee, French Club, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
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College Application Essays

My family is a simple one: a mother, a father, and a child. Although this description is easy, the details have always been much more complicated than it would seem. My parents emigrated from Cambodia. I was born an American citizen, the “First Generation”. Cambodian heritage has always been around me, yet I have not learned to read or write in the language and my speaking ability is at the beginner level. I can barely say “chom-reab-suor” (hello) without sounding...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
11 Words
An event that has had a major impact on my life.

Additional Essay Details:
483 Words
Everyone recognizes the branded red bullseye logo seen throughout the country. The first instance people see it, they are immediately reminded of the Target store. To one person it may just be the place where he or she buys his or her groceries, but to me, it represents my growth as an individual. Target was the first place I got an interview and a job. There was no necessity for me to get a job, since my family was not...







College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
40 Words
General Chemistry, most of this was due to the influence of my...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Competitive, Driven,...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
57 Words
Most of the grading systems are based on your level of knowledge based on your peers. There...





Why I declined other schools
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Location was close to extended...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Since I was out of state, I had to pay the 22k extra for...