Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
12
Scores
1
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Merced, California
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
653 Words
Four years ago, I failed out of the eighth grade. I didn't care about school and I certainly didn't understand the importance of an education. Positive role models were nonexistent in my world. My dad left when I was five. He joined a gang, started selling drugs, and was in and out of jail for most of my childhood. My mom soon brought home a new boyfriend, Fred, who was a meth user. It wasn't long before my mom was...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
253 Words
I want to break the cycle. My family's story has been one of poverty, drugs and abuse for generations and, unfortunately, my parents have continued down that path. The change will have to start with me. In middle school, I was known for being a poor, minority student. My classmates, and even some teachers, correlated financial instability with failure and made it clear that I would never amount to much. With help from my extended family, I have already proven...
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Additional Essay Details
31 Words
You want your essay to coincide with who you are, as shown in your extracurriculars. You want everything to make sense together, and you want your application to come full circle.
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
22 Words
Spend a lot of time distinguishing yourself...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.4
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
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
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsWater Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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