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Tags: UC Berkeley, first generation


Institution: University of California Berkeley

Study: Majoring in economics and minoring, minoring in psychology


High School Experience

High school was a good way for me to really figure myself out, especially during junior year. The stress sometimes got to me, but eventually I learned how much I could handle.


Course choices

I took interest in philosophy as a junior, and that opened my eyes to the value of a liberal arts education.


AP/IBs

My school capped APs at 3 for upperclassmen, so I took Lit, Calc, APUSH as a junior. As a senior, I took Psych, Lang, Stats. I scored 4’s for calc and APUSH, a 3 for lit.


GPA

3.98 unweighted


Standardized Testing

SAT: 1520

ACT: 35

SAT Math 2: 780

SAT U.S. History: 800

SAT Biology E: 800


Extracurriculars

I swam varsity throughout high school, continued playing piano, and helped my friend start a STEM club.


Recommendations

I didn’t realize the importance of building relationships before junior year. The teachers I asked knew me as a student but also knew my personality.


Essays



Strengths



Advice

Don’t compare yourself to other people, you just do your best and you will get to the right place.


Circumstances

First generation


Why?



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