CaliforniatoBU
CaliforniatoBU,
BU ‘19
B.S., Actuarial Science
Boston University C/O 2019
Features Included
1
Essays
11
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Cypress, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Merced (Merced, CA)
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Boston University (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Actuarial Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Squatting, with a thousand flies swarming around me and maggots wriggling around my feet, the stench from human feces overwhelms my senses. I struggle to maintain balance, because my skin making contact with the ground will almost guarantee that I will be infected with some disease or worms. As I try to keep my meager dinner of vegetables and rice porridge down, I think to myself: I have never appreciated sit down toilets so much. Last summer, I visited my...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
54 Words
Make sure you turn in every single document you need for your financial aid in time,...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
46 Words
Don't do the stereotypical volunteer abroad trip. The only thing that shows colleges is...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
160 Words
The deciding factors of why Boston University is a good fit for me are multi-faceted. As a native Californian, moving across the country and experiencing the weather and way of life there will be an important and impactful chapter of my life. There are a quarter of a...
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Why I declined other schools
60 Words
I declined schools in California because I believe that it is important for college students to get out...
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My advice about getting recommenders
63 Words
Get to know your teachers starting freshman year of high-school. The more they know about you, the better the...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2180
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Dance, Multicultural / International Club, Church, Library Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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