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UC Davis ‘19
B.S., English
Features Included
1
Essays
6
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Jose, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Vietnamese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)

Applied for in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
505 Words
Family member’s disability
After spending five torturous years in a Communist re-education camp, my father was determined to start a new life for his family in America. The day he left Vietnam, my father packed nothing but notebooks. That forever reminded us of the value he placed on education. After my parents immigrated to America in 1996, they insisted on having an American-born child, unaffected by the plague of poverty and war. I was born when my father was 51, an age that put him...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
21 Words
Did not think I could handle...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
16 Words
Philosophy because it makes you...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
11 Words
Davis is very...
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My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
Pick teachers you made an...
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What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
I should have...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.50
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1940
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1370

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesRotary Club, Key Club, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association

Experience & Awards

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