College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Cruz, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government, Philosophy, Pre-Law Studies, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I attended an all-girls private Catholic High School in which I excelled in ECs while maintaining a decent GPA in the hardest courses my school offered. Please choose me as a mentor, I have a lot of helpful advice even if my stats aren't similar.
From: Chino Hills , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UCSC, UCSB, NYU, SDSU, Cal Poly Pomona, UCSD
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Golf (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Political Campaign, Debate Club/Team, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer
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College Application Essays

They say opposites attract, and that was definitely the case with my parents. Perhaps it was the polarization in their parenting styles that allowed me to adopt bits of both personalities, leading to me to become a hybrid of two unique characters. My father always had a knack for trying new things and encouraged me to do the same. He was the All-American man that could nail any job interview with his genuine personality. It was from him that I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
2 Words
NYU specific

Additional Essay Details:
28 Words
I focused on my personality here because, ultimately, you can't bring your high school grades or ECs with you to college. Message me for more help on these!

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Don't be afraid to just...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
37 Words
Ok, this isn't the most popular but definitely the most underrated...

My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
Unique to UC Santa Cruz, the core course is a college level writing course every one is required to take...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Diverse, Hardworking,...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
56 Words
I would definitely change how UCSC students may view themselves as "low ranked" because there are plenty...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
7 Words
Not many...

How to approach transferring schools
36 Words
Do not be afraid to take the chance on transferring. But...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Summer Schools in topics that you are interested in as well as one or...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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VISIT VISIT VISIT. It will surprise you how different you feel...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Look into the program you want to get...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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If you have the opportunity to write why you would...