College Admissions Info

University of California - Davis, ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

People call me motherly, and I love to help others! Don't be afraid to ask me any questions!
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UCSD, UCSB, UC Davis, Emory, Vanderbilt, WashU, Illinois, KSU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Habitat for Humanity, Community Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

“'Morning Jenny-jiejie!” my six-year-old student shouts as he bounds through the door. As his mother waves, he runs to the table, eager to begin his lesson. “Ready?” I ask him. He nods. “Ok, let's begin.” Three years ago, I was hired for a job as an English tutor. Although I had never taught children before, I had always loved taking care of them. Benny was like every other three-year-old boy-restless and eager, never sitting still for long. I had worked...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
511 Words
“With pure imagination and basic crochet skills, you can create anything!” Simplecraft’s president enthusiastically exclaimed. Her presentation consisted of pictures of stylish crocheted clothes, jewelry, and stuffed animals, a far cry from the monotonous chain of yarn I had just learned to crochet. Most members were in the same boat, still struggling to finish basic chains. After weeks of the same lesson, I was fed up. I wanted to create, to shape, to build! I resolved to take matters...

Additional Essay Details:
137 Words
For a personal statement, if you write something that almost everyone else has written (e.g. a role model story about your parent) then it will be boring and it will not stand out to the college. Remember, the people who read your essays have read about 1000 essays that day, so they're looking for things that make you stand out, that make you fit their school's values and criteria. Make sure to emphasize your strengths, and your quirks--what makes you...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
71 Words
Internships and lots of work experience! Sure, grades are super important, but colleges want to see you as a well rounded...

My advice about getting recommenders
79 Words
Choose a staple subject, and a quirky, interesting subject. It would be good if the two subjects were not similar as well. For example,...