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Aditya Banerji
Aditya Banerji
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Indian student pursuing Economics/Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
From: Mumbai , India
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Indiana, UCLA, UVA, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali, Hindi, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Student Activities Committee, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

From the hustle and bustle of Lagos (Nigeria), to the placid setting of Accra (Ghana), and from the electric milieu of Gurgaon (India) to the overwhelming demands of cosmopolitan Mumbai (India), I have been exposed to life in vastly different cities due to my father’s job. While this has given me the opportunity to experience cultures in many flavors, it also taught me to meet the challenge of adapting to diverse school systems and boards such as the IB,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
411 Words
Innovation tempered with reality; the known becoming the base for exploring the unknown- this is what an NYU education means to me. These qualities will foster my ability to take new initiatives that demand experimentation and new learning. I bring to NYU the courage to follow through with ideas. When I conceptualized “Silhouettes”- our school’s first student led e-magazine, there were many barriers such as a lack of finance, technical knowledge and drive to create a platform for...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
639 Words
Analytical Essay for Indiana University scholarship. My country, India, has more than 363 million people living below the poverty line, with more than 24.1% (212 million) documented at starvation levels and 250,000 deaths annually due to a lack of basics like food and shelter . In this dismal scenario, the sustained 7% GDP growth is a mere statistic. I support the economic and legal policies that guarantee employment for all citizens, till such time as the market forces generate enough jobs to meet the needs of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
407 Words
My father’s job involved moving from cities as bustling as Lagos, Nigeria to cities as placid as Accra, Ghana. This exposed me to cultural diversity and taught me to respect differences. At the same time, the continual change brought a whole set of challenges such as adapting to new academic systems and curriculums. During the constant upheavals, net-based resources such as YouTube and Khan Academy became my lifeline to learning. They brought academic continuity to my life so that...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
670 Words
Cups of tea flow endlessly out of a large urn. The money collected is carefully stored in a box hidden under the table. The young teenager smiles a cheerful greeting as I cross his tea stall on my daily walk to the football field. I feel good, as I know the broad smile means that the slight nip in the monsoon air has been good for his business that day. I stop on the way home again to do the...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
919 Words
In the spirit of adventurous inquiry, pose a question of your own. If your prompt is original and thoughtful, then you should have little trouble writing a great essay. Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk, and have fun. Prompt: “Does religion give the moral fabric for an ordinary person to overcome his day to day’s struggle?” ...

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