Indiana ‘20
Hello! My name is Kunal Pathade, and I will be starting my undergraduate career at Indiana University Kelley School of Business (with Honors). I'm very easy to talk to, and I can definitely help you in the admissions process!
Features Included


Hometown Ellicott City, MD, Maryland, India
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

Applied for a B.B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
661 Words
Family background
It was Tuesday, July 12th, 2011; my mom announced that she would divorce my dad. I couldn't believe it! I was thirteen at the time and the idea of "divorce" seemed unreal. Who would have thought that the two parents who dearly loved me, an only child, would separate? And the irony in this is that I am adopted. Initially, the divorce had an overwhelming impact on my life, leading me to wonder, "Why, why would my parents divorce while I'm...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
400 Words
It was in middle school that I first explored business as a career choice but my ideas then were rudimentary at best. Only in high school, after direct exposure to the profession through Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA), and courses in calculus, economics and business, did I finally begin to formulate a better view of the profession. As high school progressed, I got more involved in FBLA activities. Following sophomore year, our FBLA President invited me to be on the...
Supplemental Essay Explaining low grades/scores
473 Words
“Hmm..I could either take Physics or Biology. I’ll just go with Physics since I will already be taking Calculus. Now... accounting or marketing? I mean, I could take both, but..they’re honors classes that would lower my cumulative weighted GPA. I should add psychology; it’s an AP so that’ll look good!” In my own eyes, I performed very poorly in junior year academics. I had deplorable grades, unstable emotions, and low self esteem, all of...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
209 Words
The Great Pyramid of Egypt, the Parthenon, Mona Lisa, the Da Vinci Code, all famous historical works of art embody the golden ratio, a magical ratio of 1.6181:1 of the length and width of an object or structure. Examples of the golden ratio are widely seen regardless of size and type; a really large man made structure such as the Pyramid could exhibit the golden ratio, or so might a naturally occurring element such as a small DNA molecule. The fact...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
478 Words
Imagine you are middle-aged. Imagine you are African American. Imagine you are poor. Imagine you don’t have a decent education. Imagine you live in inner city Baltimore. And imagine...you have HIV. There is little to no hope, and you are barely surviving. Down and beaten, not once, not twice, not thrice but several times over. A story too familiar in Baltimore. I came across this reality when I interned in Johns Hopkins Dept of Epidemiology, when on several...
Additional Essay Details
90 Words
I worked very diligently on the essays, and tried to choose more creative prompts so that I could write more fluently and easily. I went through 3 maybe 4 drafts for nearly all of my college essays, even the 250 word ones. I knew I didn't have a strong GPA, decent standardized test scores, and strong extra curricular activities, so I saw the essays as a means to communicate my mentality and personality. I was able to re-use some essays or slightly tweak...

General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
101 Words
Make good connections with your junior teachers especially. You'll be taking your most difficult classes in junior year, and you'll need teachers to help and guide you along the way. ...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
93 Words
I interviewed with a Cornell University alumni. I prepared very well beforehand, wrote down three comprehensive questions I wanted to ask, and kept the conversation going for nearly...
What I’d change about my application process
73 Words
I would have definitely applied to more safety schools before November 1st. I didn't realize these schools only offer scholarships if you...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
100 Words
During high school, I recommend you obtain an internship or paid job. Colleges really value the internship/job experience, and want to see you excel outside of the classroom. Make...
Why I declined other schools
72 Words
I declined my other schools mainly because they were my safety schools, and I didn't appreciate the business programs. Some schools only...
Why I ultimately chose my school
77 Words
I chose Indiana University Kelley School of Business for its nationally renown ranking, high starting salary, and excellent professors and business opportunities. Kelley...
What set me apart from other applicants
84 Words
I believe my family background and life story set me apart from all the other candidates. My race (Asian) only made it more difficult to...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 25%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School High at first but got worse
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1490
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores




ActivitiesFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Science Club/Team, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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