College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BA, Cellular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am currently a Freshman attending UC Berkeley!
From: Corona , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UC Riverside, UCSB, UC Irvine, UCSD, UC Berkeley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1880
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Church, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Student Council / Government, Key Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
481 Words
I live in Corona, California; a small city that advertises itself as a bright landmark once notable for it's exhilarating racetracks. However, there is neither much excitement in my town, nor is there much to do. On rare occasions, the thrills and action occur at times of congestion on the 91 freeway, yet that still isn't exciting. As a high school student, I wondered how I can make a difference on this suburban dullness. Rather than just looking at the high...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
494 Words
Since my junior year of high school, I was forced to confront a life changing event that many adults never face, a father's arrest. This arrest not only strained my relationship with my father, but also I began to form an aspiration and interest in becoming a district attorney, who establishes justice to the wronged. However, cancer changes everything. After my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my attitude, aspiration, and view on life took a dramatic turn. Although I...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
172 Words
If you think about it, numerous students around the world can have perfect SAT scores and GPA. The only way in my opinion to set yourself apart from the others is through your extra-curricular activities and personal statements. Rather than doing the generic activities within school or volunteering at hospitals,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
171 Words
I will end up taking out subsidized loans this year; which means that the loans that I am receiving gave little to no interest on them. Luckily, I was able to earn a $6,000 scholarship from UC Berkeley, along with $1,000 from local scholarships around my city. My advice after college applications is...

How I chose schools to apply to
156 Words
When you're thinking about what colleges to apply to, try analyzing your grades, national exam scores, and extra-curriculars before making a final decision. Also, I advise speaking with your parents to find out the budget you have to spend on applications, especially since college applications are...