College Admissions Info

University of California - Davis, ‘19

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

From: San Jose , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UCSB, UC Davis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1940

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Rotary Club, Key Club, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family member’s disability
505 Words
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...

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
21 Words
Did not think I could handle...

My favorite course thus far, and why
16 Words
Philosophy because it makes you...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
11 Words
Davis is very...

My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
Pick teachers you made an...

What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
I should have...