College Admissions Info

Salil
Salil
University of California - Berkeley ‘18
BA, Computer Science, Statistics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Dancer, Developer, Student
From: Sunnyvale , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Santa Clara, UCSD, UC Davis, CMU, UT Austin, GA Tech, San Jose State, Rice, UCSC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

2360
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

3.96
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: South Asian Student Alliance, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

675 Words
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...









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...















College 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...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
31 Words
No. DO NOT USE A PRIVATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR. In...





Why I declined other schools
20 Words
UC Berkeley was always my top...





What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
Besides having the usual host of grades and test scores, I was able to play...





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...