amars
amars,
USC ‘25
B.S., Cognitive Science
Inquisitive and curious
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
1
Scores
5
Advice
10
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Hyderabad, India
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
“Good move,” said the doctor as I stitched a silicone mould on a DaVinci surgical system, the same system that took the meme world by storm after its grape surgery. In this chilly operations wing of the hospital, clad in scrubs and crocs, I felt an adrenaline rush. Staring at the screen of this huge metal machine, I saw this cutting-edge technology being used to help someone. All the time I’d spent writing Fibonacci series programs on Python, interning...
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Personal Statement
344 Words
Leadership experience
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
‘I think this scene was too melodramatic,’ Sathvik said bluntly. My partner and I looked at each other, shocked and surprised. Was this the same Sathvik, the quiet kid with his nose always buried in a book? As House Captain, I was working with the members to create a play on National Integration for an Inter House Competition. In order to come up with the first draft of the script, I’d been soliciting ideas from the entire cast. My...
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Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
My mother taught me that each human is a system of infinite complexity. My ceaseless curiosity propelled me towards a love of biology as I sought out new opportunities in the medical field to learn about these very intricacies. I found, amidst the beautiful smell of hospital disinfectant, the knowledge I sought. Last summer, for example, I interned in a clinic in rural India. “I am scared, Doctor sir,” said Laxmi amma, a 75 year old woman in rural India. For...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
269 Words
Why are you interested in the major you indicated as your first-choice major?








Last summer, I interned in a clinic in rural India. “I am scared, Doctor sir,” said Laxmi amma, a 75 year old woman in rural India. For patients like Laxmi, the doctor explained to me later, illnesses are often detected late or missed altogether. As I watched him work, I had a realization: doctors are the biggest problem solvers in the world. During this pandemic, my thoughts often go to those like Laxmi amma—those at the margins of society not...
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School Specific Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
31 Words
I was actually offered the CAP program because I...
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How to increase chances at my school
16 Words
This school considers demonstrated interest...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Do the summer research internships and participate in...
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My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
Get teachers you personally connect to. My biology and physics teachers...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
60 Words
I have gone down and listed 5 of the values I hold very closely. I took me a week...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1490
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Community Cleanup / Service, Model Congress / Model UN, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Career Oriented, Other Club/Activity, Film, Career Oriented, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government

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