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hersh_gupta1
hersh_gupta1
Brown University ‘20
BS, Bioinformatics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student at Brown University, studying computational biology and Korean, pre-med
From: Johns Creek , Georgia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UGA, GA Tech, Illinois, UMich, CMU, WashU, UC Berkeley
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

2170
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
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High School Performance

3.98
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Debate Club/Team, Multicultural / International Club, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Living life with slowly decaying vision, where simply nothing can be done as slowly all vision drains away, is a horrible fate. The vision disappears in phases: first distance, then night, detailed vision and so on. The blindness can be caused by retinitis pigmentosa (the degeneration of the rods in the eyes) and diabetic retinopathy (the hemorrhaging of the eyes), two dangerous diseases which lead to blindness, though in two different ways. One is genetic, while the other is caused...









Supplemental Essay for MIT, Brown: “Why us” school essay
84 Words
MIT's Computer Science and Molecular Biology program is one of the few undergraduate programs that mirrors my passion for combining math, physics, biology, and chemistry to solve many of the problems facing humanity. The ability to combine the powerful methods of computing with the biological sciences opens so many new and varied frontiers. I believe this technique represents the next major advancement in scientific research, similar to quantum and relativistic physics last century, which will help propel science into the 2...



Supplemental Essay for MIT, CalTech: Amusing anecdote
89 Words
I love to cook for fun. I try and create a variety of dishes from different cultures and also experiment to blend different cuisines to come up with new preparations. My favorite are Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines cooked with an Asian flair. I also love to make desserts. I really like the challenge when all ingredients are not available to me and I have to figure out substitutes like once I used roasted eggplant instead of ground meat. Cooking...



Supplemental Essay for MIT, Brown: Diversity statement
238 Words
As the son of immigrants and first-generation college graduates, much of my inspiration comes from my family. My dad lived the typical American immigrant story, coming here with almost nothing in his pocket except for his education. He and my mother have been able to provide a very great life for my sister and me. Their story has greatly impacted my desire to get the best education to realize my dreams. Furthermore, as someone who has lived a comparatively easy...





Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
1105 Words
Portrait of the Artist, As A Sleepy Senior Welcome to the final year of your time at the Queensland Institute for Platypi Spying. I am your instructor, Perryisosome the Fourteenth, in Advanced Bond-Ryan Tactics Against Evil Masterminds. This class’ number is 24007. If you do not belong, please take your long bill and leave this class. To truly understand the enemy, you must understand yourself, younglings. Not because this is some ancient Panda proverb, but because evil Masterminds were once our...















Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
102 Words
Brown’s impressive academic freedom is one of the most attractive reasons for my desire to attend the university. Exploring multiple subjects has always been one of my goals, but that goal has generally been constricted by the structure of high school. As much as I love studying about protein structure and subatomic particles, I am equally interested in Neoclassical Art and the Crimean War. Brown’s open curriculum will provide me with great diversity from which to choose, but...



Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Issue of personal significance
238 Words
Human dignity and showing respect to all humans matters to me as the ideal that we should uphold in every situation. In recent months, we have seen great violence and prejudice towards other humans from many individuals in all walks of life. Even at a personal level, I see the divides that groups have toward one another, with no sympathy or empathy to be found. All humans are equal under the eyes of God, Science, Justice, whatever you believe in...





Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
253 Words
“The Fresh Prince of Lagunita Court” Now, this is a letter all about how My life is currently meandering right now And I'd like to take a note Just wait and see I'll tell you how I will be the Greatest of All Time roomie In North Atlanta born and raised Listening to international music (Tablo anyone?) is how I spend most of my days Programmin’ on Linux, watchin' Star Wars, dungeon raidin' all cool And competing in academic bowl...





Supplemental Essay: Other
69 Words
Essays were the hardest part of the application for me. I lived a generally priveleged life, and I did not really stick out of the crowd in any meaningful way. Thus, it took some interesting streches to write these essays. I think that the essay is the most important part of the application and one should have a lot of people look at their essays when they write it.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
81 Words
I chose schools after a substantial amount of research. By doing so, I actually fell in love with the open curriculum at Brown and...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
I would try a lot of new and different stuff in the summer. My experiences the...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Brown, UChicago, Harvard, MIT, Princeton)
38 Words
UChicago Mit Brown Stanford Harvard Princeton As long as you...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Brown)
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Open Kind...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling (Brown)
74 Words
People talk about how open Brown is in terms of academics but you do not really get a feeling of this until...