College Admissions Info

ivarun987
ivarun987
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BS, Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Finance, Banking and Finance, Engineering Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am one of the most unique people you will ever meet.
From: Millstone , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi

Test Scores

2290
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

4.44
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Math Team, Philosophy Club, National Honor Society, American Heart Association, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? (250-650 words) My desk is home to my imagination. Of the many places I feel content, only my beloved desk brings the power of solitude and allows me to focus on whatever I set my mind to achieve. From creating origami to studying higher calculus and topology in my free time, my desk provides a platform...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
587 Words
The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals. (400-650 words) “One Thai chicken basil quesadilla, please.” It was around noon, at the congregation of food trucks on the corner of 34th and...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
703 Words
Describe your interests in energy science and technology and your previous experiences (academic, research, and extracurricular activities) that have helped you to appreciate the scientific or engineering challenges related to energy and sustainability. If you have previous experience with research, consider describing your research project at a level appropriate for an educated non-expert, outlining the goals, hypotheses, approach, results, and conclusions. Describe how your experiences have shaped your research and interests, and how the VIPER program will help you achieve...











Additional Essay Details:
48 Words
This was an essay that I tried to truly describe my goal and who I was going to be. How Penn truly excited me and why I really chose Penn. Just Remember to always be honest and you'll truly show all your emotions and who you really are.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
76 Words
Do a summer program! Yes, it will cost money, but it is so worth it to make friends, get a recommendation letter from...





My advice about getting recommenders
71 Words
First spend some time with your teachers, whether it be after school or part of an activity make sure you are...





What set me apart from other applicants
211 Words
What set me apart is ability to be different. I embrace who I am and I challenge myself always. I took courses no one had ever taken at my school through independent study. I took courses at my local community college. I dabbled in things that may have been nerdy or uncool. I was who I was and I was not going to...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
153 Words
I have been interviewed by multiple schools so far. The most memorable ones were the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I figured that since these alumni are taking time out their schedules, I'd make them an origami gift so they could remember me...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
118 Words
As long as you have good relationships with the professors who teach a subject in your field of interest, just go to them the summer before you apply to make sure they have enough time...





What I’d change about my application process
79 Words
If i could change anything about my successful application process, I would probably do everything earlier. Although I did start early, I procrastinated a...