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UCSC ‘18
B.S., Computer Engineering, , Computer Programming, , Computer Software Engineering
I am an IB graduate from Montgomery High and going to University of California Santa Cruz. My major is computer engineering and system programming.
Features Included
3
Essays
4
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Petaluma, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
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University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
596 Words
Family background, Transition to adulthood
The world I experienced as a child was much different than the world I grew up in as a teenager and young adult. The world around me was never a dark or closed box, but rather a canvas I was free to explore. My parents got me into sports; but I didn’t find a passion. How about videogames? Well, I have a short attention span. As a result of failed hobbies, I became the person in the family that...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
411 Words
I grew up in a small city. Petaluma was a tight knit community with old-fashioned people and an old-fashioned way of life. Petaluma High School was just down the street from my front door -- the same house my mother grew up in. I always wanted to be just like my older brother who, just like my mother, had graduated from Petaluma High School. I was so proud to be a Trojan, even if we did lose to our cross-town...
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Additional Essay Details
11 Words
This is the second supplementary essay from the UC online application.
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Happy, alternative,...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
40 Words
I took a 2 unit class with an amazing professor who I could...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
97 Words
I would lower the cost and competition for students continuing their education after their first year. I would have more strict evaluations of professors and be sure to fire...
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What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I would have applied to many more schools. Just...
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Why I declined other schools
41 Words
Santa Cruz is amazing. Just one visit and I was instantly hooked....
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High School Performance

GPA
3.34
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1980
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1400
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLions Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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