Allan L
Allan L,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Computer Science
Programmer, band geek, and ski junkie offering good editing, bad advice, and terrible puns.
Features Included
4
Essays
4
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Clarksville, Maryland
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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A Lesson Buried in the Snow The avalanche was surprisingly quiet for such a deadly force. Frozen in place, I watched helplessly as the silent torrent of snow overtook my father, unsure if I would ever see him get up. The day began just like usual: I rushed my father out the door the instant he woke up, eager to get the most out of our vacation. He casually asked me a question while I stepped into my skis, but...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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[Describe the world you come from. How has this world shaped your dreams and aspirations?] The lights are startlingly bright. We begin to file quietly into the large auditorium. I stride comfortably onto the stage and take my seat. I've been here countless times before, yet the same rush of raw energy begins to flow through me as we prepare to play. I look around to my friends, those who have helped me thrive for the past four years, and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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[Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development] Jarvis from Iron Man. Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars. These four machines, among others, represent a vision decades in the making: Artificial Intelligence. Humans have long imagined a world where robots can not only think as well as we do, but develop personalities, or even emotions. Obviously, this is nowhere near reality, but this vision...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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[Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate — and us — know you better] Hey, it’s me, your new roommate. I know it’s crazy to think we’re about to spend a year with someone we just met, so here are a few facts about me to break the ice: The worst thing I’ve ever been addicted to is Netflix. That being said, whenever I do get hooked...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
30 Words
Go abroad at least one summer. This is your...
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What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
Actually apply early decision. I thought I'd be better served by...
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What set me apart from other applicants
32 Words
Major involvement in an extracurricular activity. In addition to devoting...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
45 Words
Cal Band. It's a 200-person family that made moving cross-country no trouble at all....
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
34 Words
Location: it's right next to Silicon Valley, and connections in...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Science Club/Team, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
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Application Additional Materials

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