College Admissions Info

Tiffany Lo
Tiffany Lo
University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Political Science, Rhetoric, Public Policy Student at UC Berkeley
From: Fremont , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD, Colgate, BU, NYU, San Jose State, SDSU, Pitzer
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Choir, French Club, Political Campaign, Big Brother/Big Sister, Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

Never before have I felt so simultaneously passionate, conflicted, guilty, and proud. My mom and I were screaming our heads off at each other. Neither was giving in. One Sunday morning, my best friend in Hong Kong sent me a message, which read “Hong Kong is such a mess right now.” She shared pictures of young students using umbrellas to protect themselves from policemen equipped with shields, batons, and pepper spray. One image froze the moment students were exposed to...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
150 Words
I am extremely proud of organizing Irvington High School’s student-run Yearbook class as Editor-In-Chief. I enjoy being behind the scenes in managing and supporting my staff as much as I love front-line responsibilities such as conducting interviews, taking photos and designing layouts. Yearbook has consistently challenged me by pushing me to produce unconventional content and an original product. I have learned how powerful deviating from traditional coverage can be. For example, our feature spread is titled “Make A Difference,”...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
118 Words
I frequent the last two websites more than I do my email. I love listening to the arguments of Supreme Court cases on Oyez, not only because I’m interested in the case, but because I also have the opportunity to study how both the prosecution and defense articulate their arguments and respond to the questions from the Justices. For clarification and explanation of legal concepts I have trouble understanding, I visit the Cornell Legal Information Institute. Both of these...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
305 Words
We the People, the competitive civics program I participate in, introduced the world of government and politics to me. While I have learned to appreciate the Constitution for creating a system that protects our rights and allows for the pursuit of happiness, the program has also introduced to me the darker times of our nation’s history: Japanese internment, gender inequality, slavery and segregation, and how the ramifications of these injustices still linger today. I feel agitated about issues such...

Additional Essay Details:
78 Words
I wanted to exemplify my deep passion for law, politics, social justice and governmental affairs. I constantly referenced my involvement with service events, clubs, activities and competitions related to legal and governmental studies. I do think my affinity for these issues was made apparent, for on my Colgate acceptance letter, the dean wrote me a few sentences noting his observance of my devotion toward this field and his belief that I would be an asset to the campus.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Business organizations: DECA, FBLA- People love these clubs because they offer conferences where they can be extremely social while simultaneously facing tough...

My favorite course thus far, and why
19 Words
AP English 12, teacher was incredibly inspiring...

Why I declined other schools
20 Words
Berkeley was close to home, is...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Internship/job/summer classes, learn something...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
51 Words
Right now I am an intern with the student government specifically under a senator and...