ash15
ash15,
UCSC ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Philosophy, , Pre-Law Studies, , Communication and Media Studies
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.
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
11
Advice
8
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Chino Hills, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
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University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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NYU specific
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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!
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Don't be afraid to just...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
37 Words
Ok, this isn't the most popular but definitely the most underrated...
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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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Diverse, Hardworking,...
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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...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
7 Words
Not many...
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How to approach transferring schools
36 Words
Do not be afraid to take the chance on transferring. But...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
46 Words
Summer Schools in topics that you are interested in as well as one or...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
36 Words
VISIT VISIT VISIT. It will surprise you how different you feel...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
27 Words
Look into the program you want to get...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
34 Words
If you have the opportunity to write why you would...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.91
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2090
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1460
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Golf (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, Political Campaign, Debate Club/Team, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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