graydon.mcdermott
graydon.mcderm,
UC Berkeley ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
Activist, Surfer, Singer - I am ready to go out there and make a difference!
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
7
Scores
1
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Carlsbad, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Everyday, my gregarious and ambitious personality pushes me to be on the forefront of today’s social and humanitarian issues. I am aware I was raised with many freedoms that most don’t have. With this realization, I have an inclination to speak out against the injustice I see and be the voice for those who weren’t given the same social liberty as me. I dedicate my free time to working with nonprofits and fighting for these causes because...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
262 Words
My first stage was the window bench in my family’s study. Everyday at age four I would stand on top of it and host a mid-day talk show, aptly named “The Grady Show.” With a collection of skits, songs, and speeches, I would perform my heart out and, most importantly, express my true self. My stage eventually moved from the bench to my entire cul-de-sac, Bienvenida Circle. Its twelve houses, with ten of my best friends, amid endless summer...
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Additional Essay Details
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My first stage was the window bench in my family’s study. Everyday at age four I would stand on top of it and host a mid-day talk show, aptly named “The Grady Show.” With a collection of skits, songs, and speeches, I would perform my heart out and, most importantly, express my true self. My stage eventually moved from the bench to my entire cul-de-sac, Bienvenida Circle. Its twelve houses, with ten of my best friends, amid endless summer...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Be creative and also...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.35
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1970
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1390
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Rotary Club, Model Congress / Model UN
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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