lisachao
lisachao,
UCLA ‘18
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
I am currently a full time student at the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in Biochemistry.
Features Included
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Essays
7
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Anaheim, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Khmer, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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An event that has had a major impact on my life.
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Additional Essay Details
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
40 Words
General Chemistry, most of this was due to the influence of my...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Competitive, Driven,...
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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...
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Why I declined other schools
18 Words
Location was close to extended...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
45 Words
Since I was out of state, I had to pay the 22k extra for...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.91
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian 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)

Experience & Awards

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