College Admissions Info

basur
basur
Northwestern University ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Average kid from suburban Akron, Ohio.
From: Fairlawn , Ohio
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, USC, UNC, Penn State, BU, Ohio State, Case
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali

Test Scores

2190
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
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High School Performance

4.36
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, South Asian Student Alliance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
653 Words
My grandmother’s apartment stands tall amid the dirty streets of Calcutta, India. As our car rumbles out of the gates, the windows condense as the cool air-conditioning clashes with the dense midday heat. I wipe away a section of glass, and look out into a world like no other: beautiful yet terrible, humbling yet inspiring. Everything is in constant motion, while in the background, a discordance of yells, horns, and bells permeate the thick air. Cars, carts, and three-wheeled...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
655 Words
I have always had a problem-solving mind geared towards math and science, and I want to apply my skills to become an engineer. I discovered my passion for taking theoretical knowledge and applying it to practical problems during my summer 2014 internship at The University of Akron’s Polymer Science department, the second best in the country. This was an incredible opportunity for me, as I was able to work under one of the top experts in polymer science, Dr. Dhinojwala,...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
302 Words
The word that describes Columbia to me is opportunity. Columbia is a treasure-trove of resources and brilliant minds within dynamic New York City. When I visited Columbia, I was struck by how integrated Columbia was with New York, both in terms of the campus and the connections established with prominent firms and industries. Columbia provides its students with every resource necessary for their success, from world-renowned faculty, to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Columbia Genome Center and the Columbia University...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
355 Words
What appeals most to me about Northwestern is that it houses some of the world’s top scholars and innovators in Evanston who are accessible and willing to work with undergraduates on research projects. After my summer 2014 internship at The University of Akron’s Polymer Science department, the second best in the country, where I designed and implemented a procedure to test the effect of varying gecko toe pad surface chemistry on the effectiveness of the self-cleaning of its feet,...





College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
53 Words
I interviewed with Northwestern, Columbia, Duke, USC, among others. Each interview followed the same general trend ...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
14 Words
Diversity clubs seem to...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
45 Words
It's not as large as it seemed back then. I went to a boarding...





What set me apart from other applicants
29 Words
I'm one of the most well rounded applicants. I...





Post-college plans
38 Words
I plan to leave myself in as versatile of a position...