YashG100
YashG100,
UC Berkeley ‘23
B.A., Computer Science
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
10
Scores
0
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Mumbai, India
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
"You guys have helped me grow in more ways than you can imagine. I'll remember this day and each one of you forever. This is your win," I say as I lift the trophy for the Best House. Tears run down my face, but I'm not embarrassed, not anymore, not in front of my house-mates. House captaincy wasn't my first student council position, nor has it been the most challenging leadership role since. However, that role taught me more than...
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Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
The high school I attended during freshman and sophomore years wasn't too flexible with subject choices for IGCSE. I've enjoyed Economics from the time I was introduced to the basics of commerce in 8th Grade. Naturally, I wanted to take classes in IGCSE too. However, my school allowed us to take either Physics or Economics. Certain that I wanted to study both subjects, and that I couldn't do Physics all on my own, I chose Economics as a selfstudy subject. ...
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Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
My love for technology began at the age of eight when I first watched the movie Iron Man. I was in complete awe of J.A.R.V.I.S, the A.I. system Tony Stark built. The thought of creating this near perfect, life-like system, which, albeit absent physically, could still perform unimaginable tasks was just astounding. What began as a fascination for J.A.R.V.I.S soon became a passion for computer science. I wanted to...
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What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
My mother hails from a small rural Indian town and although I was born and raised in California initially, I feel part of the rural Indian community. We moved to India when I was five and I live with my grandparents for a one month each year during vacations. In the summer of 2015 when I was on my usual visit, I accompanied my grandfather to a village school where he was invited to speak. I was in for an unexpected...
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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.
Growing up, the concept of service was forced upon me. At first by my parents, and then school. My parents thought some service would turn me into a bona fide Mother Teresa. It began with a weekly clean-up of our local beach, which was littered with more trash than sand. In school, they dangled the carrot of extra credits to encourage us. At the time, however, my malaise outweighed my desire to do things for others. In the summer of 2015,...
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Growing up, the concept of service was forced upon me. At first by my parents, and then school. My parents thought some service would turn me into a bona fide Mother Teresa. It began with a weekly clean-up of our local beach, which was littered with more trash than sand. In school, they dangled the carrot of extra credits to encourage us. At the time, however, my malaise outweighed my desire to do things for others. In the summer of 2015,...
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My love for technology began at the age of eight when I first watched the movie Iron Man. I was in complete awe of J.A.R.V.I.S, the A.I. system Tony Stark built. The thought of creating this near perfect, life-like system, which, albeit absent physically, could still perform unimaginable tasks was just astounding. What began as a fascination for J.A.R.V.I.S soon became a passion for computer science and artificial intelligence....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
261 Words
Why do you want to study your chosen major at Georgia Tech, and how do you think Georgia Tech will prepare you to pursue opportunities in that field after graduation?
I could become a writer, an astrophysicist, or an economist. Whilst I’m passionate about the sciences, math, and economics, nothing interests me more than technology and software programming. The thread system in the Computer Science program at Georgia Tech, especially the Intelligence thread, is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’ll allow me to get a practical and hands-on learning experience in Artificial Intelligence. Georgia Tech’s leading UROC program is another exciting prospect. With a lot...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
256 Words
Tech’s motto is Progress and Service. We find that students who ultimately have a broad impact first had a significant one at home. What is your role in your immediate or extended family? And how have you seen evidence of your impact on them?
I play a great many roles in my close-knit family. Being the comedian of the family, I inject humor into situations. Being calm and empathetic, I often find myself comforting people. But my preferred role is that of being a problem solver. And since I’m research-oriented, logical and analytical by nature, it suits me well. For this reason, even my extended family often turn to me for help. For instance, when my cousin in grade 6 was struggling in school,...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1560
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Badminton

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Spirit, Student Council / Government, School Spirit, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Spirit, Robotics

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
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