College Admissions Info

Lord of the Lords
Lord of the Lo
University of California - Berkeley, ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey there! I'm a Persian American gal from LA headed to UC Berkeley! I live for books, animals, nature, service, and the finer things in life. My major is undeclared, but I'm hella hyped to be attending Cal, the HIGHEST RANKED PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD!
From: Diamond Bar , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCSD, UCSC, Scripps, Lewis & Clark
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Persian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Drama Production Crew, Debate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Library Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, Help Save Our Environment
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement #1 (2 included) The flames flicker, vivacious and bright, growing taller and taller. My eyes watch them dance. They are beautiful and full of life. Fire can grow in the same way people can, absorbing some things while merely illuminating others. I watch the flames mount a moment more, before hurtling toward them, yelling my chant, “Zardi-ye man az toh, sorkhi-ye toh az man!” No, I am not a pyromaniac, just an Iranian-American teen celebrating the Iranian holiday, Chahar Shanbeh...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
26 Words
Wrote about a speech I would give on how my ideals aligned with a school's and being a vegan. Got a full ride out of it.

Additional Essay Details:
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Modern Morality: Questioning the Ethical Relationship Between Humans and Animals Many fascinating and important topics, all worthy of discussion, exist. However, given the opportunity to present one lecture at SUA, I would choose to discuss the moral aspects to the modern relationship between human society and the animal kingdom. Several factors influenced me to choose this topic, including the principles on which SUA was founded on, and the current treatment which animals, especially those raised in farm factories, receive today. ...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, Nerdy-as-hell,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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So the first time I scheduled an interview at Claremont McKenna, I showed up on the wrong day--a week after I was supposed to show up! I rescheduled, and things were going fine, until I decided to send a thank you e-mail: a...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Volunteer Play a sport Travel, travel, travel Get a job--it's...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would treat my personal statements more seriously. My UC apps were fine, but I wrote a poetic, crazy-sounding ballad about my mystic experiences...

What set me apart from other applicants
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Near perfect GPA and test...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Choose recommenders who you know love you, but make...

Why I declined other schools
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I got a full-ride offer from a small liberal arts school which I love, but I declined it because to me, a...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Who can say no to the highest rank public research university in the world? Berkeley is highly acclaimed, has a beautiful campus (with lots...

How to approach transferring schools
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Don't transfer sophomore year! Try junior year if you must,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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A history of activism, passion, progress, and change A very liberal...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied for scholarships and got some, including a full-ride to...

Post-college plans
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