College Admissions Info

graydon.mcdermott
graydon.mcdermo
University of California - Berkeley ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Activist, Surfer, Singer - I am ready to go out there and make a difference!
From: Carlsbad , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, GWU, BU, American, UC Davis, UCSB, UCSC
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1970
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1390
Highest SAT: 1970
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High School Performance

4.35
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Rotary Club, Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

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...



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...





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...





College Admissions Advice

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