Salil
Salil,
UC Berkeley ‘18
B.A., Computer Science, , Statistics
Dancer, Developer, Student
Features Included
2
Essays
17
Schools
16
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Sunnyvale, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, Prefer Not to Share
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Hindi

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
675 Words
Interest in fine arts, Interest in tech/engineering
The lights were bright and I could barely see the rest of the audience as I got into position to dance. I had been practicing this dance for a month and a half with my troupe, and yet as I walked onto the stage I couldn't remember any of the steps. The introduction music began and my thoughts started racing, "How am I going to dance without the steps?", "How will I tell my teacher that I just had a...
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Additional Essay Details
1039 Words
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. My curiosity of computers developed during the summer of seventh grade when I started learning C programming and was challenged by my dad to create a program for calculating the square root of any number. At first the problem seemed rather straightforward, yet I was quickly stumped as I could not design an efficient algorithm...
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General Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
55 Words
Classes here are really hard. No more is school about knowing everything that will be on a...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
31 Words
No. DO NOT USE A PRIVATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR. In...
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Why I declined other schools
20 Words
UC Berkeley was always my top...
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What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
Besides having the usual host of grades and test scores, I was able to play...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
58 Words
I used to dance in high school. I have continued this tred in college and now I...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.96
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSouth Asian Student Alliance, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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