College Admissions Info

jaysonB
jaysonB
Stanford University ‘15
BS, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Entrepreneurial Stanford Engineering undergrad from NY, working in Silicon Valley
From: New York , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Yale, Princeton, Columbia, CalTech, Cornell, UPenn, UC Berkeley, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, UMich, Illinois, GA Tech, Cooper Union, WPI, Rose-Hulman
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi, Spanish

Test Scores

2360
SAT
35
ACT
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Math Team, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, School Band
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Creative personal story
1219 Words
Tree boughs, splintered along the edges. Unevenly scattered, leafy branches, still green at the tips. Strips of bark and mossy greens to form and patch up the earthy roof. A sturdy tree trunk: the structural base of the fragile shelter. A lean-to of organic debris, my forest home for one night. You could call it a mid-teenage crisis, an escape to the Catskill Mountains to stave off the looming burdens of twelfth grade. We thought of it more as a...

















Supplemental Essay for Yale: Issue of personal significance
561 Words
Leibniz, Locke, Rousseau, and Voltaire were not my friends. Throughout sophomore year, the phrase “Ecrasez l’infame,” asking to “crush” organized religion, tormented me, even in my sleep. In Candide, Voltaire announced that religion exploited people‟s superstitions and crushed the human spirit. Was the Supreme Being I had been taught to believe in nothing but a deistic God – a clockmaker who built an orderly universe and then left it to operate under natural laws? I spent weeks of tumultuous...









Supplemental Essay for Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, CalTech, Cornell, UPenn, UC Berkeley, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, UMich, Illinois, GA Tech, Cooper Union, WPI, Rose-Hulman: Other
132 Words
At a young age, I abandoned my beloved Lego blocks, and began to imitate the raccoons ravaging my Rubbermaid trash bins outside. Embodying the maxim: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” I developed a special relationship with refuse. Amid bicycle remnants, piles of soda cans, office supplies, and microwaves, I find curiosity, ingenuity, and rational thought. Garbage is a puzzle, a system of variables where there is never only one correct solution. I have turned soda cans...



Supplemental Essay for Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, CalTech, Cornell, UPenn, UC Berkeley, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, UMich, Illinois, GA Tech, Cooper Union, WPI, Rose-Hulman: Other
320 Words
“KABARI”, “KABARI!” While visiting my grandparents in New Delhi every alternate summer, the screeching siren of the scrap man doubles as my alarm clock each morning. Without avail, he is scrounging the streets and alleyways at 5am, hoping to buy recyclable refuse from those who will heed his call. Tumbling out of bed, I prepare to go on my daily vegetable hunt with my Nani (grandmother). Peering out of their Tata Nano’s glossy windows, I marvel at the surrounding...





College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
22 Words
I was set on engineering, so looked at the ranking for top engineering schools and generally the top institutions in the US.

My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
As with all other advice, please only submit the material a college asks for with you application. That said, find two teachers who are known to provide solid recommendations, and try to find teachers from subjects that are in agreement with you chosen major and high school activities.

Post-college plans
28 Words
I graduated in 2015 and accepted a position at a top management consulting firm for my first job. Through college, I completed many internships with tech companies and startups.

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
35 Words
Having applied to >15 schools and having received admission from all, I currently provide advice to prospective students. I'd be happy to help at a more personal level if you reach out at beta94305@gmail.com.