ypershad
ypershad,
Stanford ‘21
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
I'm an undergrad at Stanford interested in bioengineering research and medicine.
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
21
Scores
4
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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....
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Supplemental Essay: “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....
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Supplemental Essay: 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,...
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School Specific Advice

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
22 Words
When you apply be really creative and...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
11 Words
Think about what's...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
7 Words
Apply early...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
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It's lots of...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1600
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsBasketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, Chess, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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