College Admissions Info

varunjoshi
varunjoshi
University of Chicago ‘19
BA, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Math and Philosophy major; extensive writing experience, knowledge of application process, and understanding of what specific elite schools are looking for
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UCLA
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Test Scores

2300
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
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High School Performance

3.98
GPA
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, Columbia, UCLA: Childhood memory, Diversity statement, Family background, Story central to identity
37 Words
My personal statement was about my religious upbringing, and how that made me value the relationships I built with those around me, and exposed me to thinkers such as Marx and Schopenhauer, contributing to my intellectual curiosity.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
265 Words
Fit is really important, not just to enjoying your college experience, but to getting into college in the first place. Every college has a distinct identity, and you need show through your essays that you will be part of and contribute to this identity. Making rough generalizations for the sake of examples, Stanford is highly entrepreneurial, UChicago very intellectual, and Princeton service oriented. You can notice these things by reading recent speeches given by the administrators of the university you...