College Admissions Info

University of Nevada - Reno , ‘18
BS, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Biotechnology Student at the University of Nevada Reno
From: Santa Rosa , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: U Oregon, Colorado State, UN-Reno, CSU Chico, UHawaii
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1320
Highest SAT: 1860
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Golf, Softball (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
995 Words
As a child my favorite fairy tales consisted of Snow White, Peter Pan, and Little Red Riding Hood. They were not my favorites due to the characters nor their plots, but because of the setting. I found myself at a young age having a love for the outdoors, especially the woods, and the idea of a mystical forest always left me awestruck. At this time little did I know that I would soon have my own mystical forest fifteen minutes...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
346 Words
One afternoon my best friend and I tried to decide where we wanted to get dinner. When she asked for my opinion I would just respond with “it doesn’t matter to me” which usually led to her rolling her eyes. She then jokingly said we were going to the sketchy taco truck on the otherside of town, but unfortunately for her I said I would be more than willing to go. In response she just murmured to herself calling...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
1238 Words
Shooting for the Even Par As a kid, my family would always joke around and call me my father’s son. I looked and dressed like a girl, but would not always act like one. Sports were always a big part of my everyday life, whether I was just working out, playing with a team, or throwing the football around with my dad. Around freshman year of high school I decided I wanted to pick up something new, so with...

Additional Essay Details:
184 Words
When wiritng college essays it is important to be unique and stand out. With that being said you also need to be somehwhat apprpriate. You can write about some crazy unique adventure, but if your reflection is cliche then the person writing about their band experience may have a better chance because it exemplifies who they really are. Do not be afraid to get emotional. If you have tears slowly running down your cheeks that is fine, as long as...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
29 Words
Sports events are huge whether its football, basketball, or...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
34 Words
How clean, interesting, unique, and hip Reno can be. Reno...

Why I declined other schools
29 Words
Financial Aid reasons mainly. Reno is very affordable with...

My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Make an effort to become friends with a teacher. Get help...

Why I ultimately chose my school
18 Words
Financially it was possibly, I...

My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
I really enjoy my chem and bio labs. They correlate with...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
7 Words
Like any...

Post-college plans
10 Words
Working in lab...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
62 Words
Reno is very different from the Bay Area. Its drier, more open, and not the best mexican food. However,...