jaquino
jaquino,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Features Included
2
Essays
13
Schools
9
Scores
5
Advice
9
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown South San Francisco, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Tagalog

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Post-college plans
34 Words
I plan to use my degree in Biochemistry and Molecular...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Dance, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Athletics Organization, Math Team

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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