College Admissions Info

Amairani Rolon
Amairani Rolon
University of California - Los Angeles, ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I was born and raised in the central coast of California, I am dedicated, passionate, and friendly. I began attending UCLA as a freshman in 2014.
From: Santa Maria , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSB, UC Riverside, Cal Poly, CSULB, SFSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1690
Other SAT Scores:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, YMCA/YWCA
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College Application Essays

“I need to go back to work. I need you to feed your brother, and then when I get back I need you to help me write my essay.” “Okay mom.” With that she was gone and I was left alone to care for my baby brother.  My mom worked full time and went to school all while trying to care for her family. She could not handle it all by herself, so she relied on me for a lot...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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There are over a thousand clubs at UCLA, so there is a very high possibility that there is a club specific to your interests. The clubs that seem to be the most popular...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course has to be either Geography or Chicano Studies, thus far. I really enjoyed Geography because it was more specifically aimed toward climate issues that I hadn't...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Spirited, friendly, dedicated, diverse, and engaged. The atmosphere at UCLA is one of the main reasons I chose it. The students have tremendous amounts of school...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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The quarter system is very demanding. After third week the pace picks up significantly. Although there is a time constraint, there are benefits to the quarter system. For...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would have focused more on my exams. I did not prepare for my SATs and ACTs as much as I...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not have a private admissions counselor,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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The summer before my freshman year and the summer before my sophomore year I was a part of a summer program called Upward Bound. I...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I believe that what set me apart form other applicants was my initiative. I...

Why I declined other schools
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I decided that I was going to stay in state for financial reasons, and because I felt like it would make the transition easier,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I had narrowed my options down to UC Berkeley and UCLA. I ultimately chose UCLA over Berkeley because of the location and the atmosphere. Coming from a small town I wanted to be in a big city, and experience something different to what I was used...

Post-college plans
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After college I hope to either attend graduate school and...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I really like that UCLA is near Los Angeles because there is always something going on and something to do. I was able to attend tapings of tv shows, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, where I got to see Maroon 5 perform and...