varunjoshi
varunjoshi,
UChicago ‘19
B.A., Biology
Math and Philosophy major; extensive writing experience, knowledge of application process, and understanding of what specific elite schools are looking for
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown San Jose, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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.
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School Specific Advice

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General 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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.98
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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