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Rik Banerjee
Rik Banerjee
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • supplemental essays

Student Background

I'm a wildlife and physics enthusiast. I want to combine those two eclectic passions to use technology to help the environment.
From: Delhi , India
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UMich, Illinois, Purdue, UT Austin, UCSD, VA Tech, McGill
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali, Hindi, Kannada

Test Scores

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

Top 1%
High School Type: International
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Squash
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College Application Essays

The transition from tourist to conservationist can happen in a matter of seconds. My trigger was in the Masai Mara, a world famous wildlife haven in Kenya, when I witnessed conservationists harness their technical expertise to save a lioness' life. One afternoon, my family and I saw a lioness getting gored by a buffalo. Not willing to watch her die, we persuaded our guide to send out an SOS by radio. It seemed unlikely that anybody would respond for a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
485 Words
My academic aspiration is driven by the fact that humanity is facing a huge paradigm shift from existent technology to the yet unknown. With dwindling reserves of crude oil and the unsustainability to the environment of using fossil fuels, my goal is to be at the forefront of humanity’s evolution to other, sustainable sources of energy. A B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be instrumental in helping me achieve my goal...

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