"To reserve your place on the waitlist, please submit a brief 200-word statement telling us why you would like to attend UC San Diego."
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Spending the next four years as a UC San Diego Triton is one of the best things that could happen to me. It would not only allow me to pursue my education in biomedical engineering at one of the top universities in the nation, but it would also place me in an area brimming with opportunities for someone with a biomedical engineering background. Furthermore, after visiting UCSD, I found that it exemplifies everything I look for in a college: an atmosphere conducive and dedicated to academic excellence and high achievement, students with passion and drive that mirrors my own, the perfect location in a beautiful and accessible area, and a social scene that would allow me to explore all that UCSD, as well as San Diego itself, has to offer. Beyond what UCSD could offer me however, I am confident that I could contribute to UCSD as well. Aside from being a hardworking and intelligent student, I find myself to be a well-rounded and creative free spirit. I hope that the sum of my qualities along with UCSD's passionate and high achieving yet laidback and fun environment prove to be perfect fits for each other.