divuy2k
divuy2k,
UPenn ‘22
B.S., Systems Engineering
Aspiring Entrepreneurial Engineer, planning to pursue a dual degree in Systems Engineering at UPenn School of Engineering, and Finance from the Wharton School of Business
Features Included
4
Essays
15
Schools
13
Scores
4
Advice
12
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Mumbai, India
GenderMale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Systems Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

                                                                            'Five Minutes' The slush was knee high. My sandals, trying their best to shield my feet, ran into all sorts of quagmire on the way as cement, oil, rain, and occasional dog-poop enveloped my bubble of typical upper-middle-class elitism. For those five minutes, my existence became secluded to a mere 100 metre long stretch in the middle of an abandoned industrial settlement, as I prodded against nature’s adversity during the consecutive sultry weeks of my internship as the youngest student...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
664 Words
During my summers, I took a fancy to fidget-spinners. Dextrously rotating those focus-retracting banes to humanity, I often wondered: What if my fidget spinner was a mini-dynamo? When I presented well-appreciated research on the same at LIYSF 2017, ‘What if?’ became my central question, one which STEM answered beyond ‘Why’. Hailing from a technologically-developing country, I have developed a strong propensity for learning to use science to create opportunities, overcoming resource-scarcity, climate-change through alternative energy-systems. Materialising such endeavours demands a rigorous...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
357 Words
It began as a reproduction of thoughts. My sprightly emotions of ecstasy, bewilderment, and oblivion in most situations would be too difficult to contain or physically manifest. I would resort to splashing them around in ink on blank sheets, filling line by line, till the imagery permeated my very soul. Creativity, to me, is that uncontrollable hysteria, that emotional force to express a maelstrom of ideas and perspectives, and release it all on the wings of brevity and in the...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
353 Words
Initially, I thought it would be the cause of public embarrassment. After all, people used euphemisms like 'extrovert' in order to describe what I thought was 'bigmouth'. But over time, it dawned upon me as my unique panache- a confident youngster ever-willing to voice his opinion on stage and engage a conversation amongst the audiences regarding a topic of collective resonance. Public speaking is my greatest talent, which has often allowed me to emerge as an audacious, yet unprejudiced expresser....
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
68 Words
I always knew Penn was amongst the top 3 choices on my list because I want to weave in engineering with...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
82 Words
I'd focus on fewer colleges with much more intensive research into the programmes and offerings of each, rather than scrawl over the place by applying...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
116 Words
One should ABSOLUTELY NOT BE GUIDED BY US NEWS RANKINGS. Although they seem to be 'prestigious' and 'unbiased' and stuff, as a student, I really got biased towards top-ranked colleges, including those that did not...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Do not engage into 'as...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTable Tennis (Ping Pong)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesResearch, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Student Council / Government, Science/Math, Debate Club/Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Theater/Drama, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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