College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘22
BS, Engineering Physics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 7 supplemental essays

Student Background

Lover of ultimate frisbee and Kanye West. Planning on studying Applied Math and Computer Science at Brown.
From: Irmo , South Carolina
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, WashU, SC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Punjabi, Hindi

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team, After School Program Coordinator, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Academic, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Brown, Vanderbilt, WashU, Harvard, JHU, Duke, Northwestern, UPenn, Dartmouth: Work experience
702 Words
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. ----- I work at a 100-square-foot shoebox of a fragrance store located in the armpit of South Carolina. Perfume Bazaar is the last place on earth I would have expected to be diverse; but somehow, it's a cosmopolitan paradise. Any day at the Bazaar, bustling or slow, brings with it a cornucopia of people from vastly different walks of...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Intellectual interest
374 Words
Five years ago, during a winter break in India, I would spend much of my time in my grandfather's machine shop, where he manufactured sewing machine parts. Here, I would help him shape raw bars of pig iron into artfully chiseled “feed dogs,” using drills, lathes, milling machines, and a furnace. Seeing how the individual components of his intricate process came together in a systematic, efficient way fascinated my analytical mind. I enjoyed this approach of problem solving, and wanted...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Extracurricular activity
162 Words
“7:30. Academic team. Be there.” “But—” “No buts.” The line cut off. At Dutch Fork, I had always seen academic team as an activity reserved for the geniuses—a group I believed to have no business with. So naturally, I was reluctant when a friend on the team tried to get me to join. Eventually, though, he convinced me to come to one meeting. I quickly found the quiz bowl life to not be for the faint of heart—starting out,...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Intellectual interest
157 Words
Water running down my back, motioning with my hands, I chant to myself: “Okay, so because lambda-d-b is h over p, and the quantity K plus E-naught squared equals—” “Ish, it's 2 AM, go to bed!” my suitemate yells from the other room. I've always been a teacher at heart. From demonstrating energy conservation to middle schoolers to trying to explain calculus to my younger sister to walking myself through physics derivations in the shower, it's something I constantly find myself...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
211 Words
When I look into my dad’s face, I see a brilliant, successful engineer who is the best at what he does. But, I also see a man filled with regret for not following his passion. When he was my age, he chose to study electronics at a prestigious Indian engineering college to support his family, forgoing an opportunity to do what he loved—teaching. I can’t thank him enough for being able to give me a stable upbringing...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Diversity statement
108 Words
Ding-dong. “Hey, Asif, do you want to play outside with me and Steve?” “Sorry, Ishrat, but I can’t. I have prayer time now.” During the summer after second grade, I briefly resided in a Little India outside Detroit, MI. Having been raised in an exclusively Sikh community, I was thrown into a cultural melting pot. Through friends like Asif, a Bangladeshi-American Muslim, and Steve, a Catholic Indian from Goa, I explored completely new perspectives on faith and living life....

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Amusing anecdote
100 Words
Whenever I heard the words “physics research group,” I would always picture a crowd of reclusive geniuses huddled around a chalkboard examining some recondite equation—I'd never expected to leave my research internship missing the people there. Over the course of the summer, casual small talk between studying high-redshift galaxies would evolve into lively discussions over everything from electrodynamics to the NBA. I began looking forward to waking up at 6:30, not just to conduct intriguing research, but also to spend...

Supplemental Essay for Vanderbilt: Extracurricular activity
414 Words
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. For the past three months, we had been working tirelessly toward today: SPARK’s launch date for the 2017-2018 school year. We couldn’t mess up—for the initiative to see the light of day next semester, this had to go perfectly. A week earlier, -, -, -, and I had received word from Outreach that 33 students had registered for the launch. At the time, this was music to my ears—finally, all that time spent on...

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