zhess
zhess,
UCLA ‘18
B.S., Cognitive Science
Learning always - in and out of the classroom
Features Included
1
Essays
9
Schools
9
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Mission Viejo, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

What are opportunities unique to my school
40 Words
UC San Diego has several colleges within the university which affect what...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
571 Words
Leadership experience, Love of outdoors
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...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
16 Words
UCLA students are laid-back, fun,...
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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...
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Why I declined other schools
44 Words
I declined other schools that were too expensive, weren't academically challenging enough for...
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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...
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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,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
34 Words
Make sure to get a recommendation from a teacher that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2190
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, Homecoming committee, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

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