College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘19
BS, Computer Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a guy who likes to find positivity in every situation in order to feel hopeful.
From: Rancho Cucamonga , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UCSC, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUSB
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 960
Highest SAT: 1300
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Tennis, Wrestling
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
571 Words
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...

College 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...

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...