priya_a
priya_a,
Stony Brook ‘21
B.S., Biology
Evolution + Medicine = Me I'm a pre-med student attending Stony Brook University, and am part of the WISE program.
Features Included
5
Essays
8
Schools
15
Scores
7
Advice
10
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Westbury, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
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Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

On an airplane, the mother of a nauseous boy is calling for an inattentive flight attendant. Looking at this scene from above, I was tasked with describing this scene as a story in American Sign Language (ASL). I had a minute to create a story that would show key linguistic elements – including contrastive structure and interpretive classifiers. In that one minute, I came up with this: the boy just felt some motion sickness. In the flight attendant’s distraction, though,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
466 Words
In the eighth grade, my science teacher would allow us to watch any of the NOVA ScienceNow documentaries for extra credit, barring the biology ones. So after watching one on the world’s “Deadliest Volcanoes,” I made an impulsive decision: to watch a documentary on human evolution. After watching that first one, I was captivated. I watched each documentary in that series and then watched additional videos on neanderthals, historic interactions, the case of evolution versus intelligent design -- anything...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
305 Words
The Global Public Health: Anthropology program offered at NYU is what first intrigued me about the college. One field that I am especially passionate about entering is personalized medicine, which encompasses the concepts of diagnosing and treating patients based on their inherent and extrinsic factors. Personalized medicine considers everything from genetics to lifestyle and applies both traditional and modern treatments to best assist an individual. As America is becoming increasingly diverse, physicians have to accommodate for the different lifestyles and...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
396 Words
In the eighth grade, my science teacher would allow us to watch any of the NOVA ScienceNow documentaries for extra credit, barring the biology ones. So after watching one on the world’s “Deadliest Volcanoes,” I made an impulsive decision: to watch a documentary on human evolution. After watching that first one, I was captivated. I watched each documentary in that series, and then watched additional videos on neanderthals, historic interactions, the case of evolution versus intelligent design -- anything...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
438 Words
State your reasons for aspiring to a career in medicine. When I was fourteen, I had a bout of the flu. I woke up in the middle of the night – despite being heavily medicated – grabbed a pencil, and scribbled a message for my morning self: “Vitamin D cures cancer.” Since I was first exposed to “big kid” biology, in the seventh grade, I knew that I was hooked. Genetics, proteins, cells, behaviors, everything interested me. That year, I decided that...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
65 Words
Stony Brook has a great program for science, and they actually allow for merit scholarships, so you can go at...
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Why I declined other schools
63 Words
I got into RPI/AMC's accelerated medical program, but I knew it wasn't right for me as a student...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
34 Words
Stony Brook is really diverse, so if you look out...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
45 Words
I would've started wayyyy sooner for the college essay portion, but I'm overall really...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
8 Words
Volunteer! And...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
37 Words
Try to go to a more affordable undergrad with a good...
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My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Stick to 2 academic teachers (in the field you want...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1490
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), American Red Cross, Hospital Volunteer, Multicultural / International Club, Math Team, Science Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Book Buddies
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