miranathan
miranathan,
Princeton ‘24
B.A., Public Health
Highly undecided Indian girl with a passion for social justice (and law or med, maybe?)
Features Included
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Essays
16
Schools
4
Scores
4
Advice
0
ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Princeton, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Health

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
I can tell when you wear lipstick, not because the color of your lips is any different (you despise gaudy colors), but because you smile wider. You hold your head higher. On the first Saturday of every December, you wear lipstick, and you take me to the mall. It's only a 20-minute drive, Ma, but each year you pop your favorite CD into the ancient console, saying you’re tired of not knowing the words to any of the songs...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
153 Words
Activities: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you. (Response required in about 150 words.)

“Thank you,” the email read. Two hundred sixty-one cases. Stacks upon stacks of oral argument transcripts, opinion papers, findings and precedent analysis that I was to compile into a neat, student-friendly database of landmark rulings. Two hundred sixty-one cases. Corporal punishment to dress code, walkouts to book censorship. Two years of highlighting, condensing, summarizing, and highlighting again to create an activist toolkit of students’ rights cases that could empower students across the country to not only recognize when their rights...
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Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
220 Words
Summers: Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held. (Response required in about 150 words. Max 250)

NOTE: names redacted for privacy reasons. Two summers ago, inspired by the Great British Bake Off, I decided to make a pithivier---from scratch. It wasn’t exactly a success. It was a complete disaster, actually---but I wasn’t going to give up. While continuing my pithivier pursuits, I taught singing classes weekly and I was building a students’ rights activist toolkit, researching decades of legal precedent. I was serving on a war-crimes-advocacy board for Amnesty International, and I was organizing...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
617 Words
Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay.

NOTE: names redacted for privacy reasons. “The flowers I know now by name: magnolias, asters, poppies, marigolds, baby’s breaths - all of it, every shade equalized by dusk. What are we if not what the light says we are?” - Ocean Vuong, On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous *** The kids in my caseload came in folders. Eight piles of folders for eight countries: Nigeria, Mali, Haiti, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Bhutan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Within the stacks, each folder...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
Build a story - do things you are passionate...
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What I’d change about my application process
16 Words
Apply to more reach schools!...
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My advice about getting recommenders
17 Words
Build a relationship with teachers...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
18 Words
Spend a lot of time...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.34
(equivalent to 3.88 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1560
 
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