College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘18
BA, English, Environmental Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Madeline Cline
From: Sonoma , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCSC, UCSD, UCSB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Swimming/Diving, Water Polo, Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Key Club, Photography / Film, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

College Application Essays

For me the true Sonoman is someone who not only embodies the joie de vivre of the wine country lifestyle, but carries within something of the independent, radical spirit of the town and its history, someone who is willing to stand out a little, to do things differently- someone like my father. When I first tell people I’m from Sonoma, a typical response is “Sonoma is so beautiful.” While this is true, Sonoma is much more than meets the...

Supplemental Essay:
438 Words
The arrangement of written music in front of me has been my map, one that I have used throughout my twelve years of playing to overcome challenges which once seemed impossible. The typical sound in my home is more a cacophony of three quarrelling daughters than organized music. When I sit down to play, however, the noise settles. The ticking of the metronome syncs with my heartbeat as I struggle through the obstacles of a sonata. Fifty, sixty minutes pass...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Thoughtful, Vibrant,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
36 Words
Internships are a great way to get experience in a field...

Why I declined other schools
10 Words
Location, Ranking, Athletic-teams,...

How I chose schools to apply to
21 Words
I used the College Board website,...

My advice about getting recommenders
76 Words
Chose teachers and extracurricular instructors who have known you for at least a full year or more (ideally more). Don't choose the "fun" & ...