College Admissions Info

University of Virginia, ‘18
BA, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a current junior at UVA. Aspiring entrepreneur who loves data and design.
From: Rockville , Maryland
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Harvard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UVA, Vanderbilt, Harvard, UPenn: Transition to adulthood
771 Words
If your childhood was anything like mine, you remember endlessly asking your parents “why?” to unravel fundamental truths. You remember transforming your Tyson chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes into a Continental Army troop (nuggets) crossing the icy Delaware River (mashers.) If you think back hard enough, you recall chopping up your older sister’s CDs for ducted fans in your latest quadrotor helicopter. But, if your childhood was anything like mine, you also remember the aftermaths: your sister screamed “I...

Supplemental Essay for UVA: Unique question posed by school
336 Words
As you have likely already concluded from my range of extracurricular activities, I hold a wide variety of passions. But the Common App doesn’t accurately reflect the sheer variety of interests I have fielded over the years. In my bedroom, for instance, you’ll find documentary awards hanging next to soccer trophies; a hydraulic mechanical hand I built last year firmly gripping my tennis racket; and an extra processor from my last computer project lying on a stack of...

Supplemental Essay for Harvard: Unique question posed by school
174 Words
Dissatisfied with my school’s lack of hands-on STEM opportunities, I single- handedly established a robotics program at the end of my sophomore year. First, I gathered student support and synthesized a curriculum from various online resources. Then, I presented my proposal to Bullis’ administration and rose funding from various alumni networks. Finally, with several students on board and ten thousand dollars in hand, I furbished our newly endowed robotics lab with a range of materials and equipment. The focus...

Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
735 Words
Ever since I can remember, the quintessential Silicon Valley dream has driven my ambition and sense of purpose. Like my heroes – Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Sergey Brin to name a few – I yearn to innovate for a better tomorrow and improve the lives of others in the process. While I attribute the imaginative and selfless spirit of the tech entrepreneur to Silicon Valley, the best undergraduate education for my dream is not on the West Coast – it’s in...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
65 Words
A clear commitment to non-stop learning. I demonstrated in my applications that I had seized every possible opportunity at my...

Why I ultimately chose my school
40 Words
I received a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend University of Virginia (Jefferson...

How I chose schools to apply to
37 Words
I tried not to apply to TOO many schools, limiting my...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
72 Words
During high school, I would recommend students take advantage of supplementary programs such as leadership institutes, science or math camps, or research...

What I’d change about my application process
32 Words
I would have started my college application process in the...