College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘21
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International student on the West Coast
From: Pune , India
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UCLA, UMich, Northeastern, Georgetown, KCL, Warwick, UCL, U of Minnesota
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UC Berkeley, UCLA, UMich, Cornell, Northeastern, Georgetown, KCL, Warwick, UCL, NYU, U of Minnesota, CMU: Challenged a belief, Controversial topic, International background, Story central to identity
660 Words
My Indian heritage teaches me to honor books as I would God, but seeing my Western friends use piled-up encyclopedias as makeshift ladders causes me to question this cultural peculiarity. Growing up in the Middle East has somewhat conditioned me to accept the non-existence of free speech, but when my grandparents narrate stories of Gandhi’s civil disobedience in British India, I cannot help but be enticed towards subversion. After countless turbulent nights of introspection, I have concluded that the...

Supplemental Essay for UC Berkeley, UCLA: Unique question posed by school
384 Words
What sets you apart from the other students applying to the University of California? Devilishly, Captain Haddock unpacks two, sealed bottles of his favorite Loch Lomond whiskey from an ostensibly thick, intimidating ‘Guide to Astronomy’ book which is in reality hollow. He is all alone. Haddock gingerly pours himself a peg and downs it, his face lit with the look of a child secretly watching his first R-rated movie. Darkly, he jokes that the first chapter was quite heavy reading....

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
Try to score as high as you possibly can on your...

My advice about getting recommenders
32 Words
Give your recommenders directions/pointers about what schools you're applying...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
33 Words
If you can, do research internships and publish academic research ...

How to increase chances at my school (UC Berkeley, UCLA)
44 Words
Make your app compatible with the UC system's values and ethos. Or else,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Georgetown)
39 Words
Highlight your interest in policy and government for Georgetown's supplemental essays. For...