College Admissions Info

sudarshan
sudarshan
University of Pennsylvania ‘16
Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

From: Atlanta , Georgia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: GA Tech, UPenn, Emory
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tamil

Test Scores

2280
SAT
Highest SAT: 2280
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Childhood memory
564 Words
I spoke poorly as a child. No, it isn’t what you think – I was not born in India, I did not have a lisp, nor did I have an accent. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia; I grew up here, and yet I spoke poorly as a child. I knew the problem, of course. Too often, I accidentally chose the wrong word, and no one understood what I meant. Words like “lift,” “football,” and “karate” (“kara-tay”) were inexplicably transformed...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
643 Words
Why Penn? A school’s community consists largely of its student activities – its clubs, groups, and organizations. As a part of The University of Pennsylvania Community, I will contribute my skills in music, eagerness to help society, and passions for engineering and business. I am a skilled musician – I have been practicing and performing the flute for over eight years. I am a part of the prestigious Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, and have performed in many venues ranging from local...









Additional Essay Details:
1062 Words
MIT Essays We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (*)(100 words or fewer) Taido Karate is more than a sport to me. When I step onto the court at Taido, I forget about all external pressures and stressors and only work to push my body as far as it will go. At Taido, I am surrounded by friendly faces -...















College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
50 Words
In general, the interview is just to confirm suspicions the school has about you. That is, they give you an interview to ensure you aren't some whackjob. So, just be yourself - it's nothing to worry about. Just show that you are interested in the school and you'll be fine

What set me apart from other applicants
26 Words
Having a lot of different extracurriculars isn't necessarily great - rather, show depth in the ones you do have. Also, community service is a good idea.

Why I ultimately chose my school
26 Words
Penn is a great place, and the NETS program is incredible. If you are interested in computer science, look into NETS - http://nets.upenn.edu