College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University, ‘21
BA, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, I'm Anivarya!
From: Phoenix , Arizona
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UCSD, Arizona, Arizona State
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Hospital Volunteer, Homework Heroes, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Activities Committee, South Asian Student Alliance, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Writing allowed me to discover myself and express my emotions without having to step out of my comfort-zone and speak about my experiences. I went from writing in my diary to published author in two years and ultimately published two books: Two Lives One Decision (murder mystery, 2012) and Destined (science fiction, 2015). Surely my neck has been dipped into the black abyss, but it had also found a way out. I was able to find bliss in amplifying the five senses...

Supplemental Essay for Vanderbilt: “Why us” school essay
401 Words
"Its 11:11, make a wish!” Or dare I say…Make-A-Wish. Okay, I promise I’m not that cheesy. After publishing my novels, Two Lives One Decision and Destined, I decided to use my proceeds by donating to Make-A-Wish-Arizona. Coming from an Indian background, I understood that even the smallest of wishes – baking a cookie or having a birthday party – were almost a dream come true for children in a developing country. I guess I got lucky when I found a Make-A-Wish...

Supplemental Essay for USC: “Why us” school essay
252 Words
Here at USC, I hope to continue exploring, developing, and merging my passions for writing and medicine. Through USC’s interdisciplinary nature of “breadth with depth,” I plan to major in Creative Writing and Health and Humanity. In the past two years of high school, I found and led a medical community-service club, You and MeD, and a Literary Magazine club. As a fiction author, I hoped to promote the healing power of writing amongst children of all ages, and...

Supplemental Essay for UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD: Amusing anecdote
307 Words
I’ll never forget the girl with the braid. Day one, Julianna rolled her eyes at me and complained about being forced to join a club she had “absolutely NO interest in.” But while writing prescriptions, DNA-making, CPR-training, and special-effects, she developed an interest in the endless possibilities of health fields. The moment she hugged me, I realized that if I could have this effect on one person, I might just have the motivational skills to impact more and, together,...

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