College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley ‘15

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a 3rd year undergrad at University of California, Berkeley majoring in Psychology with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice
From: Santa Monica , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, SDSU, CSULB, LMU, UCSB, UMich, USC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2030
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High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies, Marching Band, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

Last year a big challenge came along that put my determination to the test. Going into the band room at school one morning I saw a lot of shocked faces and heard excited whispers. I was quick to jump up and ask what all the commotion was about. Just then, my friend ran up to me with a huge smile and said the band was going to London to march in their New Year’s Day Parade! Unlike most, my...

Additional Essay Details:
620 Words
I had several different essays, here is a second personal statement that I sent into a few schools. My interest in Psychology was sparked in middle school. In seventh grade, my friends were dealing with challenges ranging from relationship issues to eating disorders. My favorite lunch pastime was sitting at a table listening to my best friend’s problems and helping them figure out what they should do. Although I chose to opt out of their drama, I thrived on...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
114 Words
I didn’t use a private counselor but I utilized my college center at school who had a counselor assigned to me. I definitely recommend going in to meet yours early if you have one because they can be a great resource for helping you choose which schools to apply to. Go in early to start building your relationship because...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I had one interview for Brown University where I was interviewed by an alumnus who worked near to where I lived. He was very nice and welcoming when he met me. My experience was that while they are interviewing you, interviews don’t actually count too much (unless of course you come off as a terrible applicant) so it’s...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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There are a lot of resources out there for finding scholarships that meet your specific qualities. I found several online resources that are helpful like, you can sign up to receive their emails and hear about lots of different opportunities for applying for scholarships. My school’s college center had a big book of scholarships so make sure...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go to school or what kind of college experience I wanted so I applied all over the place. I decided to take the approach of applying to as many as possible and then seeing which I got in before decided where I wanted to go. I suggest applying to a few reach...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
131 Words
College is a great place to explore your potential interests, I suggest going out there and joining something you never would have thought to join. Extracurricular are a great opportunity to meet friends and make lasting memories. I joined the Cal Sailing Club and learned how to windsurf, it was awesome! Clubs can also be a great way to get...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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The summer time during high school is a great time to take classes at a local community college if they are offered to get ahead for the following year and also show that you weren’t wasting your time. I took some fun classes like photography and then some practical ones like history so that I didn’t have to...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Berkeley the city is so rich in culture; you can find all sorts of people wandering around the city. It’s a very lively place full of activity and events that contribute to the unique culture and scene. In addition is a 15-minute bus ride to the bay and just about a 40 minute BART ride into San Francisco which only...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would definitely recommend starting as early as possible working on those personal statements. They can be daunting but if you start early you have more time to refine them and be proud of what you turn in to represent yourself to colleges. I gave my essays to everyone I knew to read over and get their advice and this...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I had a professor and a counselor that both knew me well but knew me in two different regards write my recommendation letters. I recommend asking them early because they can only commit to so many students. Also it can be helpful to write out as much as possible about yourself to submit to them, while they should know you...