I want to get into UC Berkeley, do you think I can??
I visited their campus and absolutely fell in LOVE with it. I know it's where I'm meant to be, I think I'd have a pretty good chance, with the exception of my crappy SAT Critical Reading Score.... Anyway, here are my stats. Let me know if you think I have a good chance!
I Plan to major in either legal studies or political science.
UW GPA: 3.95
W GPA: 4.62 (took as many honors/AP classes as I could)
Class Rank: 40/565 (Top 7%)
AP US History Exam score: 4
Critical Reading: 610 (this is the part that scares me)
Sounds of the Community for Kids (founder of this club, we teach music to underprivileged kids)
Music for the Cure (sang at hospitals)
Feed My Starving Children
Youth Choir Mentor (Helped middle schoolers with their singing)
Part-time job at a Mexican Restaurant my senior year (roughly 15 hrs/wk)
3rd Place in All-State Jazz Festival
3rd Place in All-State Show Festival
High School Academic Letter (Honor roll)
Musical Theatre Competition honorable mention
National Honor Society
We the People: the citizen and the constitution
Youth in Government
Phoenix Children's Chorus
This is basically exactly what I have on the UC application (they only let you pick 5 for each category). I plan on writing my first essay about how I overcame a speech impediment through getting involved in musical theatre, and how I ultimately discovered that through hard work I was able to succeed. For the second essay I was going to talk about a particular moving experience I had when singing in choir, and how it inspired me to form a club and share music with underprivileged elementary school kids.
There you go! I really hope I get in, please let me know how you think I will do.