College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘19
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UCSD, UCSC, UCSB, Bates, LMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Student Council / Government, Prom Committee, Homecoming committee
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
507 Words
My second name is "Ate." No, it is not the past tense of eat. It is pronounced as "Ah-teh" and is a title that the Filipino culture gives the older daughter. Being the Ate of the household inevitably gave me its expected responsibilities. It's more than just a three-letter title. It is a challenging, but rewarding, full time job. I stood in front of my student council as we discussed how we were going to execute a successful homecoming week....

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
36 Words
Stay busy during the summer. Colleges love to see that you...

My advice about getting recommenders
28 Words
Make sure that they know you well and...

Why I declined other schools
56 Words
I got accepted to some fantastic institutions but I do not want to go too much in...

What set me apart from other applicants
61 Words
Summer programs, leadership roles throughout my years in high school, and my personal statement. For your personal statement,...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Hardworking, Healthy,...