College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘19
Economics and Econometrics, Economics, Banking, Corporate, and Tax Law, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Law, Pre-Law Studies, Law and Legal Studies, Legal Studies, Advanced Legal Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Washington, D.C.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: NYU, UCSC, UCSB
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
Highest ACT:

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: Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, American Red Cross
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College Application Essays

Please Raise Your Hand On my first day of eleventh grade, I took out my carefully highlighted copy of Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan, a freshly sharpened number two pencil, and a marbled composition book. As discussion ensued in AP English Language, my fingertips rhythmically tapped along my thigh. Voices blared and jabbered, echoing off the walls of the claustrophobic space. I sat in shameful silence, frozen and uncomfortable. I thumbed through the dog-eared pages of my book and...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
579 Words
Just after my sixth birthday, my dad took the family camping in Desolation Wilderness where we hiked Mount Tallac, pausing on a ridgetop to make kool-aid and snow ‘slurpees’. At the top, I signed the ledger - Danielle, age six. Realizing I was the youngest signee in the book, a sense of accomplishment overcame me. Despite my shortness of breath due to the high altitude, a raspberry-colored elbow, and sore shoulders from my pack, I felt dignified. When I was...

College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
30 Words
I think it is important to talk about research...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
84 Words
I did use a private counselor, and she was most helpful in assisting me in finding topics from my personal life that most connected to...

Why I declined other schools
34 Words
I had a merit scholarship to UCSC, but was leaning...

My advice about getting recommenders
31 Words
Ask them politely! They are doing you a huge...