College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born in Los Angeles CA, but raised in the farm lands of Costa Rica where my parents started the first high school in the area and a non profit. Bilingual, farm hand, soccer lover!
From: Vara Blanca , Costa Rica
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Rice, Wheaton, Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Korean

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Community Cleanup / Service, Multicultural / International Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

The question "where are you from?" will never fail to bring a smile to my face. Coming from a multicultural background, from being born in Berkeley, California and moving to several places including San Jose, Costa Rica, we ended up moving to a rural, marginalized community in the cloud forest region called "Vara Blanca," which also happens to be my father's home town. We started anew there, trying to get accustomed with the place's own unique isolated mountain beauty and...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
187 Words
What set me apart the most (apart from my diverse background) was having all of my previous work, partnership, and real life experiences. I was the head of a group funded by the United Nations to trail-blaze a student guide group for one of the nation's most visited national parks (Volcan Poas), I worked as a...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
38 Words
Every update I could, I sent in. What achievements I earned,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
110 Words
I come from a very humble background. My parents were volunteer workers in a NGO so money did not come in abundance. I worked to help put food on the table, and while...

What I’d change about my application process
68 Words
I would have asked more people for advice. Everyone has a different viewpoint, and everyone has something great to contribute....

How to increase chances at my school
77 Words
Always. Always research everything you can about the school. In your "why us" essays, make sure to not just compliment the school in...