rkshres
rkshres,
Emory ‘23
B.A., Undecided
Pragmatic, Determined, Passionate
Features Included
8
Essays
5
Schools
7
Scores
3
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Kathmandu, Nepal
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Babson College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Applied for a B.A. in Undecided

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
670 Words
Movie or book that changed you
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
And the Tree was Happy This is a story that explains how a simple children’s book shaped my role in the world and resulted in new educational resources for children in Ladakh. I loved Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree, when I first read it. A seemingly straightforward story of a lifelong relationship between an unconditionally loving tree and a naive boy. While the boy ages and becomes more interested in pursuing material gains, the tree offers everything...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
814 Words
Please provide information which you feel will be of interest to the Admissions Tutors and will help them know you better, e.g. your reasons for applying to HKU, the chosen curricula, extra-curricular activities, participation in voluntary work, past working experience, career aspirations and other achievements. (maximum: 800 words).
Growing in Nepal, I have witnessed the country develop through increased industrialization, international trade and access to education & healthcare. However, I have also witnessed severe income disparity between the population. Around my own neighbourhood, it was common to see a palace-like mansion built right next to an impoverished farm. Growing up, I always asked myself why there is such large gap between income/wealth in the country. My efforts to alleviate the income/wealth inequality started at the age of 11...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
151 Words
What is your favorite fiction or non-fiction work (film, book, TV show, album, poem, or play)? Why?
As a tech-enthusiast, I only focused on the actual and potential benefits of technology until I watched the TV show Black Mirror. Each episode is about a different dystopian world, each of which shares a common theme - the unanticipated consequences of modern technology. Of particular impact, the episode Nosedive portrays a society where individuals are judged by a rating system based on their interactions with others (virtuous deeds result in high ratings while misbehavior results in low ratings). The...
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Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
149 Words
In the age of social media, what does engaging with integrity look like for you?
Separate from ethical online user behavior, I believe integrity begins with platform providers, which have greater power, and as a result greater responsibility to act with integrity. However, integrity by platforms is severely lacking. Companies should ensure privacy and protection over the vast streams of user data that they have easy access to. Yet rampant data appropriation allows corporations to capitalize on consumer data by treating it as an asset for their own use. Although users may technically give consent,...
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Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
251 Words
What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way?
As a tech-enthusiast, I only focused on the actual and potential benefits of technology until I watched the TV show Black Mirror. Each episode is about a different dystopian world, each of which shares a common theme - the unanticipated consequences of modern technology. Of particular impact, the episode Nosedive portrays a society where individuals are judged by a rating system based on their interactions with others (virtuous deeds result in high ratings while misbehavior results in low ratings). The...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
289 Words
Student self-governance, which encourages student investment and initiative, is a hallmark of the UVA culture. In her fourth year at UVA, Laura Nelson was inspired to create Flash Seminars, one-time classes which facilitate high-energy discussion about thought-provoking topics outside of traditional coursework. If you created a Flash Seminar, what idea would you explore and why?
At my flash seminar, I would advocate against the practice of data appropriation. I would structure the seminar as follows: Firstly, I would commence with an icebreaker that would involve students reviewing each other’s social media accounts in order to understand the sheer amount of data we provide to such platforms. Afterwards, I would give the following speech which expresses my thoughts on data appropriation- “Although general consumers are encouraged to act with integrity online, I believe integrity begins...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
188 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
I was elected from the the schools english department as one of fifteen students who would participate in the British English Olympics in England. The international competition provides an opportunity for bilingual schools to challenge and develop the academic and leadership skills of the students. Students compete in a series of debates, presentations, role-plays and song and dance performance in a completely immersive environment. We had around 3 and a half months to prepare for the competition. I was a leader...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
509 Words
Your moment has arrived. Share with us the moments or experiences that have led you to apply to Babson College (500 words maximum).

We invite you to submit your answer in either essay OR video format. If you choose to submit a video, please limit your response to a 1-minute video, which can be submitted via a shared link to YouTube or another video hosting website.
It was a dreary summer day in 2008. I was exploring the extensive antique room of my cousin’s house which was home to vintage phonographs, amber-hued liquor bottles and exquisite furniture, then suddenly a framed degree caught my eye. It had a glaring shine that lured me towards it. As it was stuck high up on the wall, I found myself a stool and stood on it to get a better look at the ornament. The engraved text read - ...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My insights about the IB (International Baccalaureate) program
68 Words
It is not that hard if you put time and effort into it. You need to set aside time to...
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What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
I would definitely procrastinate less instead of finishing my college apps in the last moment. Know...
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Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
8 Words
no i...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.80
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1430
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsFootball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Academic, Yearbook, Charity Drive Organizing, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Outdoors/Hiking Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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