andreiboiko
andreiboiko,
Swarthmore ‘19
B.S., Economics
The college process sucks but you only have to go through it once. I got into Swarthmore, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, George Washington, Boston University, Northeastern and NYU. Hit me up if you have any questions!
Features Included
11
Essays
21
Schools
12
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Moscow, Russia
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Russian, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

Applied for in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My reflection loomed larger and larger in a policeman's face shield as his division marched toward us, batons in hand. I took a deep breath; this gloomy Wednesday afternoon, I was about to stand up against a unit of OMON foot soldiers. Anti-Putin protests had filled Moscow for ten days ever since police had violently attacked an opposition rally on May 6, 2012. Deep down I understood that all of our protests were not going defeat Putin, that this particular clash was...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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The academic freedom that liberal arts students enjoy at BU, combined with the great multitude of courses BU offers in all academic areas, would enable me to simultaneously pursue all my interests, including economics, Russian literature, history, political science and French, while exploring new subjects like Chinese and computer science. BU would enable me to advance the cause of democracy in Russia, and peace in Ukraine while receiving a top-notch education. BU’s internationally diverse and globally aware student body...
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I plan on making a name for myself in the business sector, and then either entering opposition politics in Russia, or working for the Russian government, should the regime change by that time. My Economics major and Russian history minor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will serve as a solid base for my success in every step of my intended career. A good example of the brilliant complexity of economics is the concept...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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The prompt asked to list some books I read this year and elaborate on the significance of one of them. 1) Russia’s War by Richard Overy 2) Hero of Our Times by Lermontov (I re-read it this year) 3) All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque 4) One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn 5) Crime and Punishment by Dostoevskiy During my re-read of Hero of Our Times, I realized that Pechorin, whom I considered somewhat of a personal hero...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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b) Please describe an instance when you took ownership of your intellectual growth and molded your education to meet your own goals. What did you learn about yourself through the process? My acceptance to Moscow State School 57 Honors Math Program was a dream come true. Literally. I had grown up hearing about how it is Russia’s strongest math program, how it will provide for an incredible career and how proud of me everyone would be if I got in....
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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The academic freedom that a George Washington student enjoys would enable me to simultaneously pursue all my interests, including economics, Russian literature, history, political science and French, and explore new subjects like Chinese and computer science. In providing excellent education through a prism of global awareness, social justice and cultural pluralism, George Washington would enable me to advance the cause of democracy in Russia, and peace in Ukraine while receiving a top-notch education. George Washington’s politically active student body...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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There is a place for tactic and strategy, cunningness and bluntness, comedy and tragedy; there is no place for luck, hypocrisy or unfairness. Combining most of the things one appreciates life for, and excluding most of the things one dislikes it for, chess becomes a version of life simple enough to see it in black and white. One of the ways in which chess provides a getaway from life’s downsides is the equality of the opponents, uninfluenced by their...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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The prompt used the adjectives that I used in the beginning of my paragraphs. So it's not silly. NYU is smart. The academic freedom that a student of NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences possesses would enable me to simultaneously pursue all my interests, including economics, Russian literature, history, political science and French, and explore new subjects like Chinese and computer science. NYU is bold. In providing excellent education through a prism of global awareness, social justice and multiculturalism,...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
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There is a Quaker saying: “Let your life speak.” Describe the environment in which you were raised—your family, home, neighborhood or community—and how it influenced the person you are today. (Required length is 200-250 words) During new sophomore orientation, it hit me: I moved. I am no longer in my country. Steve’s declaration, “I’ll call you Moscow,” interrupted my train of thought mid-sentence. Carley objected: “Don’t call him that, it’s offensive!” Why, I wondered,...
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Additional Essay Details
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Two more Tufts essays did not fit, so hit me up if you need them!
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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
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If you're reading this right now, you care about college...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeBoarding
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
27
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChess, Multicultural / International Club, Debate Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
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