imjustdoingthisforthemoney
imjustdoingthi,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Mathematics
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
9
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Durham, North Carolina
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
472 Words
Overcoming personal struggle
Throughout elementary and middle school I struggled with mathematics. Every day I walked to math class dreading the new concepts I would face that day. I spent hours stressing over math homework, baffled by how anyone could manipulate these numbers and equations with ease and understanding, let alone pleasure. In this aspect I think I was like many people, children and adults, in our society: I thought math was this dark, impenetrable fortress armed with deadly variables and remorseless operations....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
262 Words
The University of Chicago satisfies my yearning for a certain academic curriculum I feel I would not find elsewhere. The University of Chicago offers interdisciplinary and integrated courses in an excellent core curriculum which I believe I would not find in another academic climate. Academic variation is very important to my own personal educational philosophy, as I understand the dangers of academic specialization. The University of Chicago offers a diversification of academia in an intense academic climate which I feel...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
567 Words
I remember the day I first realized how much joy the academic experience gives me. I was at work over a particularly long and complicated trigonometric simplification problem. As I finished the last simplification-transforming sinx over cosx into tanx-I was overcome with the pure beauty of not only mathematics, but also of intellectual activity. Words cannot describe the feeling of excitement I obtain from the pursuit of knowledge. Solving a math problem, completing a titration, reading a history book-each of...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
hard working,...
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What I’d change about my application process
13 Words
I would take with...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Habitat...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBig Brother/Big Sister, Habitat for Humanity, Model Congress / Model UN, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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