College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘18
BS, Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Software Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an IB graduate from Montgomery High and going to University of California Santa Cruz. My major is computer engineering and system programming.
From: Petaluma , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: U San Fran, UCSC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1980
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Lions Club
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College Application Essays

596 Words
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...

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...

Additional Essay Details:
11 Words
This is the second supplementary essay from the UC online application.

College Admissions Advice

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

My favorite course thus far, and why
40 Words
I took a 2 unit class with an amazing professor who I could...

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...

What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I would have applied to many more schools. Just...

Why I declined other schools
41 Words
Santa Cruz is amazing. Just one visit and I was instantly hooked....