jaysonB
jaysonB,
Stanford ‘15
B.S., Computer Science
Entrepreneurial Stanford Engineering undergrad from NY, working in Silicon Valley
Features Included
4
Essays
21
Schools
12
Scores
4
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Hindi, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN)
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, MA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: 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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
1219 Words
Creative personal story
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...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
22 Words
I was set on engineering, so looked...
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My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
As with all other advice, please only submit the material a college asks for...
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Post-college plans
28 Words
I graduated in 2015 and accepted a position at...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Math Team, Outdoors/Hiking Club, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, School Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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