College Admissions Info

archipleym
archipleym
University of California - Berkeley ‘17
BA, Astronomy and Astrophysics, German Language and Literature, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Littleton , Colorado
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, Mines
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2090
SAT
33
ACT
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

My world, logistically speaking, cannot be pinpointed: I have lived in three states in America and attended six different schools from elementary school through high school. These were such radically different places for a growing, angst-ridden, perplexed, and lost kid, and I felt as though I had been put in a centrifuge, only to be expelled into a new place but never knowing where or at what time. The constant change in location - and therefore in schools, friends, and...









Additional Essay Details:
429 Words
Whether this is considered a quality or a talent depends on whom you ask, but I believe that my adoration for words - and by consequence, what I do with them - is one of the most special aspects about me. Simply put, language excites me. Novels, short stories, poems, literary analysis papers, a chemistry laboratory report, a newspaper column, biographies, diaries, love letters; whatever the medium, I have dabbled in it, and I have expanded my mind because of...







College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
97 Words
The only school I interviewed with was Stanford University, and though I thought the interview went swimmingly, I was ultimately rejected. We spoke about knitting, being barefoot, human sacrificial grounds, my career aspirations, and a multitude of other quirky topics that I found myself spewing out because I knew I had to make myself stand out, and what better way...



Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
91 Words
One of the best ways to get work done is have someone else do it for you. The post-graduate center coordinator at my high school was incredibly helpful in my scholarship search - as if I had time my senior year to really sift through hundreds of scholarships I may or may not be qualified for! We formed a wonderful...



My advice about getting recommenders
176 Words
The first teacher who wrote my recommendation letter was my freshman year biology teacher and eighth grade science teacher who I first met when I moved to the new town. Though I hadn't been in her class for three years, we were close, and she had seen a huge transition in me that really no one else could have seen ...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
78 Words
In college, I am still working as both a lifeguard and a member of the design department for The Daily Californian newspaper. I am in three clubs, the Society for Women in Physical Sciences, the Space Exploration Society at Berkeley, and the Language Exchange Program. All of this plus school does keep me quite busy, but I am finding a...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
141 Words
I could talk forever about how much I love the town and culture of Berkeley. It is famous for its weirdness and now I understand why – the streets are always filled with people with vibrant personalities, everyone you talk to has an interesting story to tell, and it is absolutely never boring. I have not once found myself asking, "what...