College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘18
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: San Pedro , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UCSC, UC Riverside
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1280
Highest SAT: 1790
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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Top 50%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
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College Application Essays

I was born with asphyxia, a condition that causes seizures, brain damage, and has deeply influenced my life. My mother endured prolonged labor, which lasted 3 days, and due to a lack of oxygen to my brain cells, a neurologist concluded that my brain cells on the right lower lobe were dead. Although my survival was a miracle, those who overcome asphyxia often develop cerebral palsy and other complications. After many follow-ups, specialists were shocked to find that I could fully...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
3 Words
Application for JPL

Additional Essay Details:
333 Words
I have the highest regard for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics– the world revolves around these subjects. It would be an understatement to say that I have a burning passion for them– math and science are, without a doubt, the future. The applications of calculus in the world around us are infinite, and are the motivation for my aspiration to double-major in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. I first found joy exploring rather challenging engineering concepts when I began to...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
17 Words
I would've been more conscious...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
16 Words
Try hard to get internships...

What set me apart from other applicants
24 Words
I've taken up to college Calculus 3 and...

How I chose schools to apply to
93 Words
Please be conscious about admissions stats at schools; Common Data Sets (CDS) are helpful, each school has one. Look it up online. It's hard, but be realistic with...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
18 Words
My school is extremely liberal,...