vamsi028,
Swarthmore ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
I am a recruited athlete and passionate student looking to one day go to law school. I am currently studying political science and economics at Swarthmore College.
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Essays
11
Schools
10
Scores
1
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Arcadia, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Recruited for Sport
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of California - Riverside (Riverside, CA)
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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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"This is one thing you're not gonna get. You don't deserve it." These were the last words I wanted to hear three years ago, and they have been turning over in my mind, propelling me forward ever since. Unsuccessfully holding back tears, I thought to myself, “Who is he to criticize me?" A child’s entitled views are rarely accurate, and looking back, it's hard not to laugh. In Judaism, the Bar Mitzvah signifies a child becoming responsible for his...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
251 Words
Golf has been a fundamental part of my life for as long as I can remember. I cannot imagine going without the countless late nights spent on the driving range, hitting ball after ball only to wake up the next morning—sometimes as early as 4 a.m.—and tee off again. So when I received a phone call from Coach Heller asking if I was interested in playing golf for Swarthmore, I realized that I had an opportunity to pursue...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1020 Words
I love watching TV. From seeing my Los Angeles Lakers win (although not recently) to answering every question I can on Jeopardy! to laughing uncontrollably at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, television has been a medium through which I have been able to learn about the world and momentarily forget the rigors of daily life. In fact, it was what I saw on my 22-inch Panasonic TV during the 2008 Presidential elections that first sparked a fascination in me for the...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
483 Words
I wish I could say that I knew what I wanted to pursue in my life from a very young age and that every step I took was part of a plan to help me in achieving this goal. But that would be a lie. I grew up the child of a Physician Assistant mother and a Child Psychiatrist father, so it’s safe to say that I was altogether expected to go into medicine. Whenever we got together with...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
391 Words
Asking questions has been a fundamental part of my upbringing. As a Politics major, I am constantly asking questions about the world around me. What is power? Why do we need governments? I have always been a very vocal and inquisitive student, and I pride myself on this intellectual curiosity. NYU will be a forum for my thoughts and provide me with the chance to continue asking these questions. From courses like The Biology of Politics, where I will uncover...
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General Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
41 Words
Swarthmore is a highly rigorous academic institution, but there is a camaraderie...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.31
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsGolf

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAthletics Organization

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