College Admissions Info

Boston University, ‘18
BA, Medicine and Medical Studies, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current second year student in Boston University's Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program.
From: Allendale , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: BU, Northwestern, NYU, Stony Brook
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Community Cleanup / Service, Rotary Club, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Disaster relief, Hospital Volunteer, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

Coming from an immigrant family, I learned both the advantages and drawbacks of being a first generation American from a very young age. My parents, both raised in the north Indian state of Punjab, gave me the gift of a vibrant culture and the wonderful ability to speak three languages. However, the more they tried to keep me close to my ethnic roots, the more I discovered the disparity between my life at home and my life in the predominantly...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
247 Words
If there is any place that feels like a home away from home, it is Boston. I first visited Boston University last year when my older brother was starting at the School of Management. Since then I have been keenly attracted to BU’s location in a beautiful city beside the river, right in the center of the nation’s academic capital. BU has a strong presence in Boston and is integrated into, but not lost in, the city. When...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
16 Words
I wrote about my influences in life that led me to choose a career in medicine.

Additional Essay Details:
16 Words
I wrote a common app essay (attached) and an essay on why BU and why medicine.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Although Boston University is not particularly known for Greek Life, I...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Psychology is a great...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Motivated, diligent,...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I used a private admissions counselor...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Volunteer and...