UC Berkeley
B.S., Environmental Studies
Features Included


Hometown San Francisco
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Environmental Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
443 Words
Family background
Thirteen days: the amount of time between learning he was leaving his home in El Salvador to travel clandestinely into the United States, and his actual arrival here. Thirteen days: the amount of time I had to prepare myself for the day I would no longer be an only child. While awaiting my brother's arrival, I unexpectedly became a person who prayed. Every morning and every night I took time to thank God for my life and all that I...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
338 Words
While applying to schools, I was very proactive. This is something I would not change. I am glad I turned all my applications in way before their due date, however, if I started a month earlier, I would have been able to turn them in for Early Action. I decided not to do this because I wanted to submit better SAT scores (but if you have good SAT scores do early action if the school offers it because it will be a relief and I heard sometimes there a better financial aid offers for private schools). However, this is not...
What set me apart from other applicants
144 Words
Honestly, what I think really set me apart from other applicants was my story. We all can do 10 extracurriculars and get 4.0's if we stress ourselves out enough, the story is what sets us apart from one another. My story about my step...

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1110
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores


SportsBasketball, Cheer/Spirit Squad


ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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