College Admissions Info

Rahat
Rahat
New York University, ‘20
BA, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Software Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 supplemental essays
  • 9 advice topics

Student Background

Enthusiastic youngin who strives to be a Tech Entrepreneur and innovator.
From: Jamaica , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: NYU, Wesleyan, Cornell, Binghamton, RPI, NYIT, Stony Brook, Dartmouth, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali

Test Scores

2070
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

I stared at my polished railing as the photons danced in the humid air allowing me to perceive reality. I could taste salt water in my crimson lips as I stared into what I thought was oblivion. I snapped out of my depressive trance and wiped away my tears. I couldn't be weak, not now. Moving back to Bangladesh was, in the eyes of a 12 year old, a curse. Leaving a first world country for a third world country did...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
425 Words
We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study? If you have applied to more than one, please tell us why you are interested in each of the campuses, schools, colleges, or programs to which you have applied. You may be focused or...







Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
348 Words
In 500 words or less, please describe how you plan to give back to your community and help fulfill the needs of your community after you've completed your education. How would your plan impact not only your immediate community, but also a broader one? If you took a stroll in my community, you would see a mix of South Indian people walking, monotonously with their lives. What you would not see is their suffering. My community is mostly first generation immigrants...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
574 Words
Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way. When children are born, they are given the physical attributes of their parents. When I was born, I was given much more than my father’s looks. I was given his intuitiveness along with his drive for success. My father migrated to the U.S. when he was around 22. He had no knowledge of the outside world yet he yearned to escape his current life and venture...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
521 Words
Pick a story of local, national, or international importance from the front page of any newspaper. Identify your source and give the date the article appeared. Then use your sense of humor, sense of outrage, sense of justice—or just plain good sense—to explain why the story engages your attention. Prothom Alo November 13 2015 The article named "Kolsindur girls bend it like Beckham" tells the story of young women who, initially shamed and turned down for their talent in soccer...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
550 Words
Please reflect on something you would like us to know about you that we might not learn from the rest of your application, or on something about which you would like to say more. You may write about anything—from personal experiences or goals to interests or intellectual pursuits. (Please answer in 500 words or fewer). I was a thief. I stole with regret but my actions were justified. My actions were done in the midst of daylight and had only...









Additional Essay Details:
62 Words
My essays were written obviously in my point of view, a South-Asian, immigrant, low-income, minority student who gained his intellectual vitality through hard work and perseverance, primarily in hopes of escaping his current socio-economic condition and helping change his community in the process. My personal events played a big role in my essays as well as the numerous influences of my parents.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
25 Words
I would have definitely prepared more and started...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
98 Words
I was interviewed by Penn, Cornell, Princeton, and Brown. My best advice would be to know yourself, the school, and what you want to do and why. Most questions...





My advice about getting recommenders
82 Words
Get people who know you. Highly stress this. Don't your teacher because you guys are cool, pick someone who is a witness to your merit...





What set me apart from other applicants
34 Words
I was outgoing, made sure to leave a mark in...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
67 Words
Choose activities that go along with your major, I did a tech-entrepreneurial program my summer before applying to college. Do...





Why I ultimately chose my school
59 Words
NYU was perfect for me. Great computer science reputation, in the center of the world when it comes...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
67 Words
I was absolutely terrified of NYU's financial aid. So what did I do? Applied to over 20 outside scholarships and yes...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
Besides the average talk of how amazing New York City is, talk about the...





Post-college plans
48 Words
Straight into the work force, startups of some random job. I'm in my prime...