College Admissions Info

University of California - Los Angeles, ‘19
BS, Environmental and Marine Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Kenisha is an undeclared freshman at UCLA considering a major in the physical sciences.
From: Hollister , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCSD, UC Davis, UCSC, UCLA, Santa Clara, Cal Poly
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
469 Words
UC Personal Statement 1 My world is a flurry of paper. Books pile up on the dresser next to the bed and overflow from the bookshelf onto the ground. Papers litter the floor and desk - if the window gets left open they fly like birds. My world is one of exploration and experimentation. The books in my room range from barely touched intellectual books (way over my head), to sappy romance books I’m embarrassed about owning, to worn Harry...

Additional Essay Details:
73 Words
For my personal statement I was encouraged to be creative. As a white and upper-middle class student in good health with two well educated parents I did not have any significant hardship to write about. My school counselor, as well as my English teacher, advised me to take advantage of the opportunities I had had growing up and to find a unique perspective on what could be seen as ordinary things or activities.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
110 Words
If I could apply to college over again I would've put more effort into my personal statements. I would've tried to be more creative with them, and I would've taken more risks in...