kevvasquez,
UCSC ‘19
B.S., Computer Engineering
I'm a guy who likes to find positivity in every situation in order to feel hopeful.
Features Included
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Essays
7
Schools
7
Scores
2
Advice
1
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Rancho Cucamonga, California
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • California State University - San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)
  • California State University - Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
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University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
571 Words
Family background
Impoverished but Inspired I come from an under-privileged family, raised, along with my younger sister, by a single mother my entire life. Constantly my mom struggled to find a job due to her not having legal status in the United States. Growing up, we moved often, up to three times a year, living temporarily in back rooms of strangers’ homes because we could not afford our own. It was a difficult, stressful situation because it also meant that I had...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
190 Words
College applications start opening up in October for Cal States and November for UC's. They are all due on the same day, November 31st, and my advice to you guys is NOT TO PROCRASTINATE! I know everybody warns you about this but we still tend to ignore it. In the beginning of college applications we feel this...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
152 Words
I cannot stress this enough, apply to as many scholarships as you can!!! I got a decent amount of financial aid for my first year of college but it is not enough to pay it all. I need to receive loans in order to be able...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.86
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
17
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score960
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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