College Admissions Info

jaquino
jaquino
University of California - Berkeley ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: South San Francisco , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD, USC, Cal Poly, Pomona, CMU, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Dance, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Athletics Organization, Math Team
Work:

College Application Essays

I fell in love with running in fifth grade. From my very first step, I found comfort in the sound of my Asics pounding against the dirt path. With every hill, turn, and hallowed breath, I felt as free as a bird, soaring to new heights that I had never dreamt my feet could take me. However, when I joined the cross country team in high school, I was in for an abrupt awakening. I found myself running every school...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
368 Words
I would design a class called “The Backlash of Beauty”. This course would analyze American society’s standards of beauty through the research and discussion of recent magazines, news articles, and other forms of social media in the hopes of examining of how they affect the younger generations of today. With an emphasis on women, students would analyze real-life figures with a prominent media presence, from celebrities to politicians, evaluating how society sees them and portrays them. Students would also...







College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
52 Words
You should definitely try to get a head start on college credits during your high school...





What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
When doing college applications, one may feel extremely inadequate, plain, extremely boring, and not unique at all; however,...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
53 Words
UC Berkeley is so chock-full of inspiration everywhere you look! The school itself is bursting with...





Why I ultimately chose my school
77 Words
I fell in love with Berkeley at first sight. It's a thriving university with excitement around every corner. After I was accepted, I...





Post-college plans
34 Words
I plan to use my degree in Biochemistry and Molecular...