arjun1509
arjun1509,
UCLA ‘20
B.A., Economics
Business Economics; UCLA Class of 2020
Features Included
1
Essays
18
Schools
12
Scores
4
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Telugu

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
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University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

In an impassive manner, she told me her dad was murdered, her sister was raped and killed, and that her mother abandoned her and her siblings. She defended her nonchalant mannerism, claiming “my story is not as sad as others’.” After my shock subsided, I became gravely wary of the immense dichotomy between the problems faced in America versus the problems faced in other parts of the world. This past summer, with a group of real-world professionals and philanthropists, I...
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“You’re a disappointment.” Before I met her, I told myself this everyday. I couldn’t accept that mediocrity at something preceded mastery at it, until I met her. In the past 6 years, she has become my closest friend despite the ups-and-downs in our relationship. At first glance, I became infatuated, and wanted to interact with her. I had to persist to get her attention, and I’m fortunate I did because she turned out to be my perfect match. ...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
104 Words
I applied to a lot more schools than I should have/that was necessary. Although it is good to be safe, I feel like the reason that my common app wasn't...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
94 Words
No matter what you do, make sure to use your free time to do something you are passionate about. Although academics should always be on your priority list,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
102 Words
Be smart when choosing teachers for you letter of recs. Although it might sound superficial, it is important to choose teachers that would be best at glorifying you in all aspects....
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
146 Words
Although I did hire a private counselor, I didn't use it nearly as heavy as some of my friends did. I think its important to spend a lot of time on your own figuring out how you want to write about your experiences...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBest Buddies, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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