aa192002
aa192002,
Stanford ‘24
B.S., Computer Science
A Boy Having Intrinsically Nuanced Acumen for Vacuity
Features Included
11
Essays
6
Schools
7
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Jaipur, India
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
Dear Shahzaib, You might not remember me. I don’t blame you, as I probably didn’t stand out much. But, I remember you, and I’ve made it my life’s mission to help people like you. I still remember, it was a muggy Friday afternoon when I walked to shop with my latest obsession with Schrodinger’s thought experiment stuck on my mind. Amid the cacophony of traffic, I heard the squeaky voice of a teen clad in...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
160 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (50-150 words)
I’ve found Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence alluring for a long time. But, my mental hunger is greater than the mental food available here in my locality. Therefore, by Saving money for two years through selling kites, I’ve managed to travel a lot to attend AI seminars, workshops, and summits, especially the ones in IIT-Bombay and Delhi. My interest in AI deepened when I got the chance to talk to Sophia (World’s first robot citizen) and Mr....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
99 Words
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, delivered this memorable line: “It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!” As you seek admission to the Class of 2023, what aspects of the College’s program, community or campus environment attract your interest?
Through my undergraduate education, I strive to answer the question: “How can we make machines that think better than humans?” Dartmouth will help me find an answer by giving me the opportunity to do research on AI, under professor Eugene Santos. The Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering organization will help me find substantive solutions to modern problems and allow me to explore the true meaning behind the human understanding of technology. Through exceptional course offerings in small-sized classes within the Thayer School...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
275 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
Divyansh was my best friend and cricket buddy. He would always round up the neighborhood for a quick game, a behavior that would lead him to become captain of the school cricket team. We forged mutual respect through our love of the sport; life was good—or so it seemed. One day, a bouncer struck Divyansh, and he lost his life due to profuse bleeding. Disturbed by the newly-formed void in me, I vowed never to play again. That is,...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
275 Words
Tell us about something that is meaningful to you and why.
Divyansh was my best friend and cricket buddy. He would always round up the neighborhood for a quick game, a behavior that would lead him to become captain of the school cricket team. We forged mutual respect through our love of the sport; life was good—or so it seemed. One day, a bouncer struck Divyansh, and he lost his life due to profuse bleeding. Disturbed by the newly-formed void in me, I vowed never to play again. That is,...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
309 Words
“I have no special talent,” Albert Einstein once observed. “I am only passionately curious.” Celebrate your curiosity.
Mathematics can completely alter the world or even just one person’s perspective of it! This fascinates me with no end in sight, and leaves me with countless questions ignited by curiosity and stoked through inquiry. The root of this fascination lies in the experience I had with Mathematics as a child. As a fourth grader, calculating the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of several circles and finding it settle down to some number between 3 and 4, a stranger...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
257 Words
The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you genuinely excited about learning. (100 to 250 words)
Mathematics can completely alter the world! This fascinates me with no end in sight and leaves me with countless questions. The root of this fascination lies in the experience I had with Mathematics as a child. As a fourth grader, calculating the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of several circles and finding it settle down to some number between 3 and 4, a stranger named 'pi', was a blinding revelation for me. I was amazed imagining the 'pi' hiding 'himself'...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
767 Words
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.
Lost in Chicago Case: Missing Person Case Number: 20177654 Location: 1101 E 58th St # 105, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA, Time: September 21, 2018, 11:00 A.M. Investigated by: Admissions Officers of University of Chicago Report: On the morning of September 21, 2018, at precisely 8:35 A.M., Mr. Abhinav Agarwal began to worry. His future-self supposedly entered the Cobb gate of a prestigious university in the fall of 2019 and had not returned home. Mr. Agarwal filed a missing person report, hoping someone could help him with locating his future-self in...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
594 Words
n at least one paragraph, please describe your specific interest in attending Illinois Wesleyan University.
After endless nights surfing college websites, the moment I read about Illinois Wesleyan University, I knew it was a place where opportunities to pursue my academic interests won’t be affected by my economic status, but instead by my personality and intellectual capabilities. Everything I learned about IWU from the website, Tie Sun during an information session held in India, YouTube Channels of current- students, and Facebook posts reaffirmed the belief that I have found my ideal home for the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
663 Words
Tell us why you decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, please include why you are interested in studying the major(s) you have selected. If you selected undecided please describe your areas of possible academic interest.
After endless nights surfing college websites, the moment I read about “King-Morgridge Scholars Program,” I knew UW-Madison was a place where opportunities to pursue my academic interests won’t be affected by my economic status, but instead by my intellectual capabilities. Everything I learned about the university from Katherine Dunagan during a college fair, website, YouTube Channels of current- students, and Facebook posts, reaffirmed the belief that I have found my ideal home for the next four years. The flexible...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
265 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate – and us – know you better. (100 to 250 words)
Hello Future Roommate! I am a simple boy with certain habits that may appear strange to you, such as playing with my sponge ball while thinking. Please excuse such habits of mine. Having said that, if I ever do something that upsets you, I want you to tell me; and I promise to be honest with you, too. I will respect your wishes on the rules and decorations you want for the room, as I hope you will respect mine,...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
42 Words
The thing about Stanford application is that you ought to be creative in...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
In the summer of Junior and Senior year, it's better to attend some summer program and get...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
77 Words
College applications are really stressful if you don't approach them the right way. First of all, instead of procrastinating and piling up the...
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Why I recommend taking a gap year
50 Words
I highly recommend taking a gap year because it helps a lot in developing yourself...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1520
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCricket

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesComputer / Technology Volunteer, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Family Responsibilities, Social Justice

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
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