College Admissions Info

jlbarrios
jlbarrios
Yale University ‘16
BA, Political Science and Government, Latin American Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My goal in life is to help people first and foremost, I love coffee, and am Kurt Vonnegut's biggest fan.
From: Pico Rivera , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Brown, UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Marching Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

I wrote about overcoming childhood cancer and how I learned how to transform negative experiences into lessons at a very young age.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
15 Words
Nope! I talked to my college counselor in high school and did my own research.

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
82 Words
I feel like the problem with scholarships isn't finding them, per se, but applying to them. It is crucial that you set aside some time to work on scholarship applications. Apply to as many as possible and the smaller and more specific, the better. Usually essays can be used multiple times with only the slightest modifications. Take advantage of that...



My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
71 Words
I've done policy research for a Yale student running for City Council, I chair the Survivorship Committee for Relay for Life and the Marketing and PR committee for Camp Kesem, I work 8 hours a week doing prospect research, I mentor for New Haven REACH, and I alternate positions in the Cuban American Undergraduate Student Association. I'm also a member of...