University of California – Merced Admissions Essays – College Application Supplement Essays, Prompt, Examples

College Application Essays accepted by University of California – Merced


Leave it all on the Field
Anonymous

University of California – Merced

Date of birth: eleven seven eighty eight. Sex: male. Grade: eleven. Social security number: 606261790… “No, that`s not right,” I mumbled to myself. How could I forget my social security number? “I`m just nervous for the SAT,” was my first…


The World of Science
Anonymous

University of California – Merced

What started as a simple chemistry project turned into a huge part of my life for two and a half months. Amanjeet, my partner, and I spent at least two hours each day in our school laboratory measuring acids and bases, calculating pH levels, and…


The Perfect Role Model
Jeanette Low

University of California – Merced

Open-Ended This question seeks to give students the opportunity to share important aspects of their schooling or their lives – such as their personal circumstances, family experiences and opportunities that were or were not available at their…


Role Model
Ricardo John De Guzman III

University of California – Merced

When I was in grade school I wanted to be an engineer because my dad was an engineer. When I was in middle school I wanted to be a lawyer because my dad once tried to become a lawyer. I??m in high school– my dad is still an engineer– and I want…


100 pages
Ricardo John De Guzman III

University of California – Merced

Homework was the catch to summer break. In middle school, it was all too common. We had two school-free months to do 100 pages of a math workbook. Back in middle school, I was quite confident in myself, so made a bet with a friend: if I finished…


Oppression
Syeddah Naqvi

University of California – Merced

The sweltering heat of the Middle Eastern sun would wrap its parched tongue around my heavily shrouded body. The afternoon could have been cooked on an open flame, leaving behind charred individuals busily going about their business. Despite such…


Success
Lauren Ann Davis

University of California – Merced

As I strode into that all-too familiar gym, the memory of last year`s defeat was still fresh in my mind. The court loomed ahead, lying smugly as if it were already aware of the game`s outcome. The CIF Volleyball Championship poster smirked at us…


Veganism: A Journey Through the Ages
Anonymous

University of California – Merced

My journey with the animal liberation movement began almost a decade ago, at the tender age of nine or ten. I had not yet been exposed to what animal cruelty really is, but I somehow knew that something wasn`t right in the way we fed ourselves. My…



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