College Admissions Info

adityarao
Cornell University , Stony Brook University - SUNY ‘20
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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.
From: Westbury , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Adelphi, Cornell, Hofstra, LIU, NYU, St. John's, Binghamton, Stony Brook, CUNY City
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Marathi

Test Scores

2060
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
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High School Performance

4.25
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: American 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
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Controversial topic
652 Words
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...









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...









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...



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...







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...





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...









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...









College 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...