Tanyaagarwal
Tanyaagarwal,
MSU ‘24
B.A., Film and Video Studies
Just a film student trying to express in the best way possible.
Features Included
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Essays
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Scores
6
Advice
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Sports

Background

Hometown Mumbai, India
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Applied for a B.A. in Film and Video Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
“Pursue your passion, and everything else will fall into place. This is not being romantic. This is the highest order of pragmatism.” -Gabby Giffords The idea of having only one central goal in life fascinates me. The concept of destiny and a chosen path for everyone amuses me; it gives a non-nihilistic view of life, showing that life has a purpose and everyone has an objective. Thus, I believe that following my passion will make everything in my life fall...
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What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
The greatest skill that I would say I have is: creating something new by trusting my senses; creating whether it is auditory, visual or a mixture of both. Creating art that stimulates me as well as my audience. While recounting memories of me as a child, my mother would often say, “I miss how a six-year-old Tanya, wearing her pretty blue dress, toddling her way to school on annual performance day, would ask me to look for her as she...
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The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Teacher: “You students have made such a mess. I expected better from you. Especially you, Tanya I gave you more responsibilities, judging that you’d have the situation under control; I am seriously disappointed in all of you”. I can still hear these statements clear as day. They echo in my mind telling me that failure in academics is not when you score a sub-par grade, failure is when you fall short on expectations and do less than your potential....
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
252 Words
USC faculty place an emphasis on interdisciplinary academic opportunities. Describe something outside of your intended academic focus about which you are interested in learning. (250 words)
Filmmaking is innovative and requires imagination, it cannot be learnt as a subject over time, rather the quality is grown overtime with practice and understanding. While thinking about the un-learnability of film, I realized that Mathematics, despite being very finite and calculative is also based on practice and understanding. To be math was always a half, ready to be applied to something; and that something I choose to apply mathematics to, is Economics. As my Higher-Level subjects in the IBDP...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
247 Words
Describe how you plan to pursue your academic interests and why you want to explore them at USC specifically. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections. (250 words)
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ Tony Robbins The first step towards the invisible goal of fruitful and successful life is setting the goal of which path to follow and where you begin your journey on that path. I believe starting at University of Southern California will give me the visibility I require. USC is a hub of opportunities and facilities essential to achieve the required skill set of an accomplished person. As...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
509 Words
The Cinematic Arts Personal Statement should be a carefully prepared explanation of the applicant’s interest in joining the Division of Cinema and Media Studies that focuses on the unique elements the applicant will bring to our community. It should present a clear and accurate picture of the applicant, outline objectives in the area of cinema and media studies and explain how attending the School of Cinematic Arts is vital to the applicant’s long-term goals.
I belong to a family of engineers and businessmen, both being fields of logic and calculation. From the stories I have heard about my ancestors’ education, I have gathered that all of them have taken some form of laboratory science as a subject up till graduation. In fact, my elder sister is pursuing mechanical engineering at this very moment. All my siblings have taken jobs in the engineering field; so, when the question about my future plans was raised, I...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
138 Words
Please include an explanation of why you would like to study the major(s) you have selected. You may also use this space to indicate your interest in other major(s) in the colleges listed above. ( 150 words)
As I was viewing my subject options for the IBDP course, I was drawn to Economics, Film and English as my potential higher-level subjects. While everyone around me thought- odd combination, I thought endless possibilities to explore and a varied sense of understanding and outlooks on situations. I was simply fascinated by Economics. Learning more about economics served as a stimulation to my brain. Analysis, comprehension and devising solutions on the basis of numerous intertwined factors, is an exercise to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
156 Words
The University values diversity, broadly defined to include diversity of experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and talents. Enrolling a diverse community of scholars interested in learning with and from each other fosters discussion and discovery inside and outside of the classroom. Please share briefly how you might contribute to, or benefit from, our community of scholars. 150 max
I fell in love with economics for its ability to impact the construed ethos of an economy, and University of Minnesota students are dedicated to creating that change. UMN College of Liberal Arts (CLA) focuses on building a student’s foundation through their Roadmap that not only values Diversity but also Readiness, Research and Engagement. UMN provides ways to learn about new passions while chasing our goals and CLA supports my love for hands-on learning, collaboration and the process of...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
491 Words
personal statement
I belong to a family of engineers and businessmen, both being fields of logic and calculation. From the stories I have heard about my parents’ and their siblings’ education, I have gathered that all of them have taken some form of laboratory science as a subject up till graduation, some have even majored in scientific fields. In fact, my elder sister is pursuing science at university at this moment. All my cousins have taken jobs in the engineering field; so,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
661 Words
Tell us why you decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, please include why you are interested in studying the major(s) you have selected. If you selected undecided please describe your areas of possible academic interest. (650 words)
While viewing my subject options for the IBDP course, I was simply drawn to Economics, Film and English as my potential higher-level subjects. While everyone around me thought- odd combination, I thought endless possibilities to explore and a varied sense of outlooks on situations. Being someone interested in both academic streams of Economics as well as Filmmaking, fields that do not conventionally go together, I had to find a university that could provide me an education in one without stifling...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
22 Words
Do not try to oversell who you...
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How I chose schools to apply to
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Apply for their economics course as it is...
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How I chose schools to apply to
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MSU was the most unexpected college I chose to apply to, but I am glad I did. Their film studies program...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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The only thing I would change about my application process is that I would change my attitude...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
61 Words
My grades were average, but not what I wanted them to be. The only way to get better...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
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There's only one...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.30
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
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Highest SAT
1320
 
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