College Admissions Info

ypershad
ypershad
Stanford University, ‘21
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an undergrad at Stanford interested in bioengineering research and medicine.
From: Phoenix , Arizona
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Northwestern, WashU, GA Tech, Arizona State
Denied At:
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Test Scores

1600
SAT
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Chess, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

“C-I-R-S-U-S… that’s simple,” I confidently thought to myself. I spelled my first word of the class spelling bee aloud to my first grade teacher. Next thing I knew, a dreadful "ting" rang out: the sound of elimination. She seemed amused by my misstep: “Circus is spelled with a ‘c,’ not an ‘s’.” Channeling my frustration into an icy determination to win next year’s bee, I studied obsessively. Armed with each one of Merriam-Webster’s 1557 pages, I fought for...









Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
304 Words
The taste of Evanston from my summer visit left me craving more — the collaborative, hands-on approach to engineering at McCormick, the shared passion for designing technology to help others and, of course, Buffalo Joe’s famous wings. What I love about Northwestern is its whole-brain approach to engineering and the opportunity to directly pursue a career in medicine with HPME. Through the quarter system and holistic curriculum, I can discover everything — from computer science to biotechnology — as a BME major....





Supplemental Essay for GA Tech: “Why us” school essay
304 Words
The taste of Evanston from my summer visit left me craving more — the collaborative, hands-on approach to engineering at McCormick, the shared passion for designing technology to help others and, of course, Buffalo Joe’s famous wings. What I love about Northwestern is its whole-brain approach to engineering and the opportunity to directly pursue a career in medicine with HPME. Through the quarter system and holistic curriculum, I can discover everything — from computer science to biotechnology — as a BME major....





Supplemental Essay for Stanford, MIT, GA Tech: Unique question posed by school
153 Words
My AP Seminar group: the definition of uncomfortable. Random chance placed me with unfamiliar, shy classmates. Somehow, I convinced them to research fantasy-football leagues’ legality, which only appealed to me. Awkward pauses filled out-of-sync Google Hangouts. Only my voice echoed through otherwise silent calls, and my perspective dominated our paper. After our teacher identified our argument’s flaws, we realized the integral flaw was our group. To succeed, listening and trusting became my priority; I resisted the urge to interject,...



College Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
11 Words
Think about what's...





How to deal with the stress of applying to college
7 Words
Apply early...





Misconceptions I had about college before attending
9 Words
It's lots of...





How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus (Stanford)
22 Words
When you apply be really creative and...