stellaaa
stellaaa,
UCSB ‘19
B.S., Developmental and Child Psychology
My name is Stella. I am a first generation college student and I will be attending the University of California, Santa Barbara this fall to major in psychology.
Features Included
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Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
6
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Sacramento, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Gan Chinese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
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University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Developmental and Child Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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When I was younger, it was evident to me that special attention was directed towards my brother. I was constantly told to be careful of what I would say to my brother in case he became upset, but I was never told why, nor did I understand why he had to be treated with such care. Naturally, I felt neglected and jealous as a child because he received so much attention. From this, I became convinced that my parents despised...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
480 Words
As a child coming from a low income family, I did not own many things. My father held down a restaurant job for most of his life, while my mother was unemployed for the most of her’s. My parents were unable to afford any luxuries and could only provide my siblings and I with basic necessities. Growing up, a majority of my possessions were hand-me-downs, most particularly clothing. It was rare that I ever received anything new of my...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
290 Words
Honestly, UC Santa Barbara was never my dream school. It wasn't my dream school until after I was accepted and visited the campus for the first time ever. And visiting the campus was a bit accidental. My cousin was accepted into UCSB as well and I thought that I would just tag along to see what they offered although I wasn't that interested. But when I arrived on the campus everything and everyone was so lively. The school spirit was undoubtedly there and students looked happy to...
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Why I declined other schools
232 Words
Though I was accepted into most of my other UCs it was definately difficult to choose which to attend. Something in me wanted to attend Davis, not for what they offered but because of the school name. But I decided to not attend Davis because it was too close to home and I felt that UCSB had more to offer. Though both are great colleges, I think that UCSB will...
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How to increase chances at my school
59 Words
UC Santa Barbara is not a school that is entirely about academics. They are also one of the...
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What I’d change about my application process
133 Words
Honestly, I felt very uninformed during the application process. I had several questions just about everything. And it is terrible because most people are doing college applications during Thanksgiving break, so it is not like you could ask your counselor...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
12 Words
1. Sleep deprived 2....
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How I chose schools to apply to
260 Words
I feel like in some sense, you realistically know what colleges you will get into for sure, which you will not, and some you might have a shot at. I recommend that you realistically think about what colleges are within your range and definately apply for easier schools as backup. A friend of mines applied to the some of the most competitive UCs- UC Los Angelese, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and UC San Diego. Unfortunately, he was...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
21
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
Highest SAT
1410
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1030
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Science Club/Team, National Honor Society, Prom Committee

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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