College Admissions Info

priya_a
Stony Brook University - SUNY ‘21
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Evolution + Medicine = Me I'm a pre-med student attending Stony Brook University, and am part of the WISE program.
From: Westbury , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Cornell, Hofstra, NYU, RPI, Rutgers
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Test Scores

1490
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34
ACT
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High School Performance

4.50
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: DECA (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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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Stony Brook, Brown, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Hofstra, NYU, RPI, Rutgers: Creative personal story, Interest in other academic subject, Story central to identity
635 Words
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,...









Supplemental Essay for Johns Hopkins: “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...







Supplemental Essay for NYU: “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...





Supplemental Essay for Cornell: “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...







Supplemental Essay for RPI: 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...







College 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...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
8 Words
Volunteer! And...





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...





My advice about getting recommenders
30 Words
Stick to 2 academic teachers (in the field you want...





Why I ultimately chose my school (Stony Brook)
65 Words
Stony Brook has a great program for science, and they actually allow for merit scholarships, so you can go at...





Why I declined other schools (RPI)
63 Words
I got into RPI/AMC's accelerated medical program, but I knew it wasn't right for me as a student...





What I like about my school’s location and culture (Stony Brook)
34 Words
Stony Brook is really diverse, so if you look out...