Arjun K,
William & Mary ‘18
B.B.A., Finance
I am from Northern Virginia and was born and raised in the U.S. by parents who emigrated from India. I consider myself to be a very adept writer, analyzer, and critical reader. My main hobby is violin-playing.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
5
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Vienna, Virginia
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
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College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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A life-changing story or experience is usually a vivid memory that can be recounted with exceptional clarity. However, the events which shaped my life so dramatically occurred while I was still in the womb. I was born with congenital achromotopsia, a retinal disorder which causes acute nearsightedness, photosensitivity, colorblindness, and an involuntary shaking of the pupils known as nystagmus. While my visual impairment is regrettable and sometimes restrictive, it has allowed me to explore life in an extraordinary and unconventional...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
54 Words
The basic prompt was, "In 500 words or less, tell us what makes you unique besides your academic achievements." This is basically your invitation to write whatever the hell you please, so long as you do it well. So I wrote about how I always fall asleep on the bus when coming home from school.
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Additional Essay Details
506 Words
It isn’t a sudden movement that rouses me, but rather the prolonged absence of any movement at all. With bleary eyes half-open and vaguely focused on the seat fabric that fills my field of view, I wonder what’s taking people so long to get off, since there are usually never more than five riders per stop. I turn my head to see if anyone knows what’s going on, and am surprised to see that everyone who was...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
140 Words
My high school GPA was not stellar when I was an applicant, on account of laziness during my freshman and sophomore years leading to poor grades. However, I was honest about my shortcomings in my application, and luckily I had great junior...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
136 Words
First of all, I was excepted under Early Decision to William and Mary, so I was always bound to the school. I therefore never made a "choice" as such. However, the reason I felt comfortable sealing such a contract was that...
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My advice about getting recommenders
143 Words
First of all, take care of it early on in the year if you can. Chances are, if there's a teacher who you know can write a good rec, other kids know it too, and will start vying for letters from them as...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
81 Words
I took Intro Philosophy my first semester here, and I must say it was probably the most interesting academic material that I've encountered in...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
119 Words
Liberal. Motivated. VERY friendly (generally). Diverse. Passionate. There's no particular blanket to throw all W&M students under, though you'll often here term "quirky" used to describe the community. I guess that's true; there are...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.66
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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