College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BS, Clinical Psychology and Counseling

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello, I am an Undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.
From: Chula Vista , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSD, UCLA, UPenn, Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1320
Highest SAT: 1850
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: French Club, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring

College Application Essays

Growing up in a household comprised of a single parent and an older sibling has definitely been a major contributor to my desire to succeed in life. Following my parents’ divorce, at a young age, I was forced to move into a new country, taking a giant leap forward at a time when most other kids’ “great leaps” consisted of choosing which toy they would play with that same afternoon. From that point on, my life has never been the...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
507 Words
Alone is something you will feel very often. It is important to remember that you are never alone. You always have yourself. That is what I told myself on my morning jog at the park, as I prepared for my cross country competition, on a gloomy Saturday morning. Maybe it was the fact that not many people are up at five forty-five in the morning, but that day, I felt myself completely isolated from everyone. As I took a short...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
22 Words
Although it may no seem so, UC...

What I’d change about my application process
61 Words
I would definitely have looked more closely at all my options/all the schools I applied to. Some...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
69 Words
First of all, don't be intimidated by the interview. I had a total of three interviews and ended up being accepted...

What set me apart from other applicants
32 Words
I definitely consider my involvement in high school to have...

Why I declined other schools
50 Words
I did not have the opportunity to visit all the schools I was accepted into...

Why I ultimately chose my school
76 Words
When it came to Berkeley, I instantly fell in love as soon as I stepped on campus. The people are great and you...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
62 Words
There is so much diversity not just of race/ethnicity but also o thinking. Everyday is a new experience...

My advice about getting recommenders
55 Words
Really get to know them! Although I already had a great relationship with my recommenders, I became...

How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
Portray your real self in your application. Don't try to over-sell...