sanakhan
sanakhan,
UC Berkeley ‘24
B.S., Psychology, , Design and Applied Arts, , Visual Arts, , Studio Arts
Passionate activist artist student
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
1
Scores
5
Advice
10
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Cincinnati, United Arab Emirates
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
Should I do a song, film, script, poem, story, drama, music video, magazine cover, or photo collage? Most of the time, 4:00 am is the perfect hour to create a painting. The First Step With a spoon full of peanut butter, I create equations for my drawings, coming up with images that reflect my mood. For example: Relaxed + untroubled = A smiling tortoise walking into the sunset Feeling hungry + sluggish = baked beans slowly seeping out of a pair of Crocs Uncomfortable + homesick =...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
331 Words
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
My interest in chemistry was sparked by my eczema. As I experimented with different products, I found that milky substances were moisturizing, eczema creams with "-H" after the name treated my itching overnight, and acne creams with a percentage on the front of the box made my face burn. I used these observations to create my own skincare such as the strawberry facial I used during the dry summer. When I took chemistry, I learned that my "potions" worked because...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
118 Words
I feel like I was selected because I had an interesting story. I didn't want to focus too much on what I have done (community service, academic awards) because I felt like a lot of...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
82 Words
When you’re adding schools to your list, don’t limit yourself! When you consider schools, there are many numbers and stereotypes that could...
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What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
I would advise myself to start writing my applications even earlier. Although I started in the middle...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
86 Words
I started out with an admission counselor but I slowly felt like my advisor was trying to use a formula to get me into schools. While...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
109 Words
There were some schools on my list that I really wasn’t sure about and what helped me narrow down my list was trying to write “why” essays. Asking myself why I wanted...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.79
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Dance

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAfter School Sports Coach, Choir, Volunteer Coach, Debate Club/Team, Art, Charity Drive Organizing, Drama Production Crew, Theater/Drama, Tutoring/Mentoring, Music: Vocal
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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