College Admissions Info

zhess
zhess
University of California - Los Angeles ‘18
BS, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Learning always - in and out of the classroom
From: Mission Viejo , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSB, UCSD, Washington, Cal Poly
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2190
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Homecoming committee, National Honor Society

College Application Essays

571 Words
My family is constantly on the road. For years we’ve been traipsing all over the country in the typical family minivan, and for so long, I found these road trips just plain boring. Regardless of the dozens of toys and games I piled into that tiny backseat, I always ended up nagging “Are we there yet?” when we had barely pulled out of the driveway. Yet, no matter how many hours the journey was, my parents constantly reminded me...









College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
16 Words
UCLA students are laid-back, fun,...





My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
I took a GE class about visual culture and how movies, TV shows, and video games are made in order...





Why I declined other schools
44 Words
I declined other schools that were too expensive, weren't academically challenging enough for...





How to increase chances at my school
93 Words
In my opinion, UCLA highly values solid grades and test scores. Because it is the most applied to school in the nation, I doubt they have time to...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
55 Words
UCLA is ideal in every way in this category. Westwood is nestled in between Beverly Hills, Brentwood,...





My advice about getting recommenders
34 Words
Make sure to get a recommendation from a teacher that...