College Admissions Info

mbolinger
mbolinger
University of California - Los Angeles, ‘18
BA, Sociology, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Haddonfield , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSB, UCSC, San Diego, Pepperdine, Occidental
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2160
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 25%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field, Lacrosse (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
654 Words
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...









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,...







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...





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...











College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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