College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BA, Rhetoric and Composition

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Three words: Devoted, Engaged, and Bold
From: San Clemente , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Emory, UC Berkeley, USC, UCSD, UC Irvine, UCSC, Fordham, BC, NYU, Cal Poly, Brandeis, San Diego
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1270
Highest SAT: 1780
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

It was my turn to approach the microphone and speak. I took one last look at my note card. This time, I didn't read it. This time, I ripped it in half. A leap of faith, this decision terrified me. I now see it as the pivotal moment in defining my character. Up until then, I obeyed this societal notion of sacrificing genuine thoughts for perfection. Being polished meant safety because it let me fit in. I was the student...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
30 Words
find something that enables you to benefit both your...

My advice about getting recommenders
127 Words
Ensure that your recommender truly knows you in a professionally positive or endearing light. Many times, my classmates asked their favorite teachers, regardless of thinking of their relationship with them. These were often then same teachers getting multiple...

What I’d change about my application process
78 Words
If anything, I would've spent a few more weeks refining my personal statement as a way to tie it all in together. I...