College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘21
BA, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Looking for something different
From: India , India
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Colgate, UChicago, Fordham, Minerva
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: International
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Cornell: Anxiety before a competition
704 Words
The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? Three years ago, I applied to one of the top high schools in my country. When it came time to write my essays, I spent 150 hours writing them in the space of a single month. Out of many thousands of applicants, I was one of 200 selected...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell: “Why us” school essay
684 Words
People in my community believe the only way to be successful is to pursue medicine or engineering and arts are looked down upon here.I have a science background but am also interested in the deeper questions of existence, such as one encounters in philosophy. I don’t want to let go of my passions.Instead,I want to study at Cornell, where, far from being looked down upon, interdisciplinary study that includes the liberal arts are treasured through its...

Supplemental Essay for Colgate, Fordham, Bucknell: Unique question posed by school
378 Words
We want to get to know you better. What are three words that your best friend would use to describe you and why? I have always lived in the same isolated, rather orthodox, community of 10,000 people surrounded by smaller towns and villages. After the Orlando nightclub attack, India refused to say their wishes were with the distraught gay community. When I asked my mother about this,she was disgusted.“How can you think about that?It’s not natural,” she...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell, UChicago, Swarthmore, Princeton: Diversity statement
617 Words
How did you get caught? (Or not caught, as the case may be.) –Proposed by Kelly Kennedy, BA '10 Statistics. (2009–2010) Every morning I wake up, take a shower, and then hear my mom call to me: "Amartya, go and pranam in the temple before eating." So I get dressed and walk to the one room of the house that is devoted to eight clay Gods. I fold my hands and close my eyes. Although I am not sure about the...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
890 Words
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago. People in my community believe the only way to be successful is to pursue medicine or engineering and arts are looked down upon here. I have a science background but am also interested in the deeper questions of existence, such as one encounters...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
602 Words
Share with us a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, blogs, magazines, or newspapers. Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own. My favorite book: The Bancroft Strategy by Robert Ludlum or The Inferno by Dan Brown. These two books make you question your ideas of morality itself ! My favorite movie: Independence Day (Hollywood) and 3 Idiots (Bollywood) My...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I wish I had not procrastinated until the last moment on...

My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
People who know you well...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
17 Words
No, I didn't. I just...

What set me apart from other applicants
15 Words
My essays because I think...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
21 Words
No, I didn't. You can do...