College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman CS major at UC Berkeley with a passion for science and technology!
From: Berkeley , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSD, San Jose State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Math Team, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Library Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Reflecting back on my childhood, I have come to appreciate the little things that have led me to where I am today. My family was underprivileged growing up, but I did not feel it was a hindrance to my growth. I made the best of my childhood by capitalizing on the opportunities afforded to me. I am grateful for my economical childhood, as I believe it was a character-building experience. My immigrant mother and father were an unlikely couple, maintaining...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
485 Words
Although it is by no means unique, I consider my intellectual curiosity to be the most precious thing I possess. It is the result of a combination of early influences and childhood experiences which have fueled my passion for learning. As a child, I was always intrigued by how things worked. While other kids watched television or played video games, I was preoccupied with taking things a part and reading books. Every day was an adventure for me, always with...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
483 Words
I wish to pursue a degree in Computer Science. A field with an enormous potential to solve all kinds of problems facing humanity, Computer Science is an industry that will be at the forefront of human innovation in the near future and I intend to be a part of it. My fascination with computers and programming stems from my introduction to web design at age 12. Having taught myself HTML and CSS, my newfound skill offered a refreshing creative outlet for...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
Apply to as many schools as possible! Having several options to choose from in April is...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
99 Words
A lot of people at Berkeley are the type of people that breezed through high school and never had to go out of their way to seek help for classes....

My favorite course thus far, and why
504 Words
CS61A is amazing! Start on your cs projects early. In CS61A, you will be graded on both the completion and the composition of your project. As long as you pass the autograder tests, you’ll get your completion points. But the composition points are what human graders are actually looking for. A lot of people with prior programming experience will breeze through the projects, but not use proper style and lose composition points. An easy way to avoid this is to start the projects early. A couple days before the project is due, readers (the ones grading your...

Why I declined other schools
51 Words
A variety of factors must be taken into account when making a college decsion. For...

Post-college plans
63 Words
After obtaining my degree, I hope to subsequently pursue a career in electrical engineering and make significant contributions to...