adityarao,
Cornell ‘20
B.S., Biology
I'm a student who applied to 14 schools and got into 10 of them. Some acceptances include Cornell, NYU, Stony Brook, Binghamton, and St. John's (where I got a full ride.) In the Fall of 2016 I will attend Stony Brook, but transfer to Cornell after 1 year.
Features Included
7
Essays
12
Schools
5
Scores
1
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Westbury, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision, Transfer
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Marathi

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Adelphi University  (Garden City, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • St. John's University (Queens, NY)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • City College - CUNY (New York, NY)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
652 Words
Controversial topic
There's a belief, originating from Greek mythology, that humans were created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus, the Greeks' god of the sky, split them in half, creating the humans we know today. By doing so, he condemned them to spend their lives searching for their other halves. This belief is an archaic explanation of one of our most basic emotions: love. My question is, however, when did Aphrodite take control...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
646 Words
Psychology and biology are matters that go hand in hand. Throughout history, they've been cooperative forces in the field of medicine. Biology is one of the physical aspects of medicine, along with chemistry and physics. If one can understand the "clockwork" of the human body, one can efficiently and effectively eliminate a pathogen. Psychology, the mental aspect, allows a medical practitioner to acquire vital information regarding the psychological state of a patient. Through understanding the mechanics behind the human mind...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
133 Words
One aspect of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences that makes me a good match for Duke University is the vast range of research opportunities. I think that such research opportunities offer enormous opportunities for me to pick an aspect of the world, whether it be social, biological, or in the physical sciences, and immerse myself in it. Research is the driving force behind every scientific advancement and is the reason so many people currently go through their everyday...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
375 Words
As an incoming college student, I know that I want to attend a school where I will not only feel at home but also a place that would pique my interest for the years to come. What better place than a university in my hometown of Nassau County? In my junior year of high school, I had friends who were graduating seniors and had received their acceptances to this prestigious institution and I remember inquiring about why they chose Hofstra...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
323 Words
As I was figuring out which schools I would eventually apply to, I knew that I wanted to attend a school where I could see something different everyday, someplace that would not only feel like home but also a place that would peak my interest for all four years that I will be there, so what better place than the city that never sleeps? In my junior year of high school, I had two friends who were graduating seniors and...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
609 Words
Growing up as a student, I've had countless people leave their impressions on me, from my 8th grade algebra teacher to a professors from countless universities who I've had the pleasure of hearing from, but I believe that the people who have had the largest impact on me are those who have been closest to me during my education. It is easy to give credit to teachers and parents who taught me to mind my manners, but the people who...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
637 Words
Psychology and biology are matters that go hand in hand. Throughout history, they've been cooperative forces in the field of medicine. Biology as one of the physical aspects of medicine allows one to understand the "clockwork" of the human body so one can effectively manage a pathogen. Psychology, the mental aspect, allows a medical practitioner to acquire vital information regarding the cognitive state of a patient. Through understanding the mechanics behind the human mind and body, one can understand the...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
Find out as much as you can about where you stand in your high school's rankings. I...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2060
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAmerican Red Cross, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Math Team, National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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