gobears217
gobears217,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.S.
Hey! I'm Paula and I'm a freshman at Cal (UC Berkeley) - College apps suck, but I'd love to help you out!!
Features Included
3
Essays
16
Schools
17
Scores
7
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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PROMPT: Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. I find it quite difficult to make it through a conversation without quoting someone. It’s more than just a bad habit; it’s an addiction. I even have a quotation about quotations by one of my favorite authors, John Green: ¨Perhaps our favorite quotations say more about us than the stories and people...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
231 Words
PROMPT: Please succinctly describe your leadership philosophy and how this philosophy impacts your interaction with others in the role(s) you listed above. What empowers you to lead is believing in others just as much, if not more, than you believe in yourself. Every one of my experiences working with people, of all ages and backgrounds, has demonstrated that there is no superiority within the human race, only differences in strengths and weaknesses. From teaching preschoolers the art of communication...
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Additional Essay Details
19 Words
This was one of three essays for a leadership scholarship I was later awarded from UC Berkeley's Alumni Association.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
Follow your gut. I listened too much to others'...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
26 Words
I did use a private adviser. He was...
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Why I declined other schools
27 Words
I wanted a school that would push me...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
35 Words
For one interview, I was only asked one question and mostly...
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How I chose schools to apply to
44 Words
Location is so important. I applied around the country, but I knew I...
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My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Of course, make sure the teacher likes you and...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
14 Words
Berkeley is a hub...
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High School Performance

High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2030
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1430
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Spanish Club, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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