mbolinger
mbolinger,
UCLA ‘18
B.A., Sociology, , International Studies
Features Included
4
Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
1
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Haddonfield, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Sociology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
654 Words
Place you’re content
Smelly teenagers smushed together, tight as they can get on pleather seats, wearing sweaty socks and sneakers, open gym bags thrown in every direction, half eaten bananas lying on the floor next to a leaky water cooler, inside a yellow metal bus that likely does not have working ventilation. This may sound like a nightmare to most, but this is where I feel perfectly content. As athletes know, cross-country is very different from other “game sports,” and cross-country runners are...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
366 Words
It was in kindergarten, but I still remember the day that my mom brought home the first Harry Potter book, the Sorcerer’s Stone. She read it aloud to me one chapter every night. I was 6 years old, but I instantly fell in love. I was fascinated by the concept of magic and a far away parallel universe, and immediately connected with the characters- Ron, Hermione, and Harry.  The Sorcerer’s Stone addressed my greatest six-year-old fears: losing my parents,...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
340 Words
A description of my nuclear family reads like the casting call for a network sitcom: hard working mom, goofy step dad, annoying but sweet younger brother, and somewhat clueless dad with his pretty but spacey girlfriend. Having divorced parents might be the only interesting part of that story. However, my parents get along really well (we have been described as "overly functional"), so even their divorce is comfortable. Mine is essentially the classic American family circa 2013--lots of love and...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
748 Words
I remember sitting in the doctor’s office, on the unforgivably cold table, tears welling up in my eyes, as he gave me the bad news. I remember wishing that it were nothing more than a bad dream- that it couldn’t be real. The majority of my doctor's appointment, "that" doctor's appointment, the dream-crushing one, was spent thinking that (1) the table was unforgiving and cold and (2) I rarely cry, but it seemed to be an acceptable time to do...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
2 Words
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field, Lacrosse (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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