College Admissions Info

Kathleen Leon
California State University - Long Beach, ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

I am a hardworking individual that strives to achive my goals.
From: Long Beach , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 740
Highest SAT: 960
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
525 Words
I despise walking, but the only place worth walking to through my dangerous neighborhood is the library. The library provides me a sanctuary; it is quiet, cool, and still. I can read for hours and draw from several ideas of what I just read. Not too many people in my neighborhood would ever consider the library as a sanctuary. My neighborhood is not the brightest or cleanest. My community is underserved and known for vandalism and crime. I can see...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
57 Words
Do not wait until the last week to start writing a personal statement. Understand that universities are...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
45 Words
It is important that if you want to attend a private university, a 4.0 doesn't...

Why I declined other schools
69 Words
Sometimes money has a great impact on what school you want to attend. If you want to become a nurse or...

Why I ultimately chose my school
32 Words
I believed that I would have a smoother transition into...