MathPhysPanda
MathPhysPanda,
Harvard ‘16
B.A., Physics
I'm a school radio DJ and literature fan, getting a joint Physics/Math degree, and secondary in Computer Science. I am a Trading Intern at TransMarket Group, LLC in Chicago, and did physics research at Harvard.
Features Included
7
Essays
11
Schools
14
Scores
1
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Newark, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Portuguese

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Running Red Lights Red traffic lights can be unforgiving. Most of us drive through life with a few yellows and reds hindering us, but we can always look forward to going on green. Then there are those stuck at a single red light that never changes color. I have come across one of these red lights before. I was a freshman living in Newark back then, and I leaned back in the leather seat of my mother’s Volkswagen Jetta...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
546 Words
It is incumbent upon all students to recognize that their education feeds into their responsibility toward public service. It is my firm belief that the main purpose behind a student’s pursuit of higher education should not be self-gratification and self-edification, but bettering society or helping people through knowledge, research, and invention. Cornell appeals to me because it focuses on innovation and making students take a deeper look into the world around them to work toward fulfilling this purpose. Undergraduate...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
681 Words
My sharp teeth ripped at the chicken’s taut, scaly neck, tearing off chunks as dark blood smeared my otherwise white face. I reached for a napkin, glanced at my friend across the kitchen counter, and noticed the mixed looks of shock and interest on his dark brown face. I was sure he saw a savage ritual of sacrifice, born from what he believed was a culture untouched by the hands of civilization and social grace. It was really just...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1115 Words
MIT Essays 1) I am a wannabe rock star. Most of my undertakings are stressful, but one activity that I have always found enjoyable is playing Guitar Hero. I received the original Guitar Hero for my twelfth birthday, and have been an avid fan ever since. Through rigorous training regimens, I quickly ascended from Easy to Expert, and entered the pantheon of plastic guitar legends (winning some local tournaments along the way). Although missing one note on Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1037 Words
Columbia Supplement 1) As a student from the city of Newark, I have become accustomed to diversity in my academic habitat. Most of my peers are either African American or Latino, and there are few who would identify themselves as members of the “majority” outside of my school. I enjoy the cultural diffusion that takes place when in a variegated environment with such a mixed social scene; it is something that does not happen at universities with primarily one or two...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
1740 Words
Ayn Rand believes that mankind’s greatness is measured not by its collective achievements, but by the achievements of the individual. “There is no such thing as a collective thought” (Rand 603), but there are the thoughts of lone men, who create not for the betterment or advancement of society, but for the satisfaction of producing their own work. These men, labeled egotists, are the true benefactors, visionaries, and geniuses. Their thoughts are only their own, for “no man can give...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
999 Words
A Homework Assignment on the Contemporary Futility of Homework The intrinsically competitive and vicious nature of our contemporary free market society has trickled down from the business and working world to the sub-mature world of education and schooling. Our education reflects the modern world — students are taking more “rigorous” classes, assuming tangibly extreme loads of homework and coursework in conjunction with the overwhelming ballast of academic pride and reputation, in the hopes of achieving higher levels of social and scholastic...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
617 Words
If you’re looking for a prescription of summer classes or opportunities that will guarantee success in the college application process, I have to be frank - there are no golden tickets. The summer opportunities you should pursue are wholly dependent on who you are, what you want to do, and how you want to go about doing it. When a college like Harvard looks at your extracurricular experiences, it’s not checking them against a list of pre-approved jobs or programs, nodding its head when you’ve done X,Y, and Z or shaking it if you’ve only...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, National Honor Society, Math Team, Science Club/Team, Homecoming committee, Tutoring/Mentoring, Church, Multicultural / International Club

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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