College Admissions Info

nikhil.kalluri
nikhil.kalluri
University of California - Los Angeles ‘16
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Entrepreneurship

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UCLA rising senior, majoring in Bioengineering with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Technology Management
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSD, UCSB, Illinois, GA Tech, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Telugu

Test Scores

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

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
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College Application Essays

As I entered the vast, crimson Middle Earth housing complex at UC Irvine, I shuddered at the prospect of living independently on a college campus for the first time. I could hardly believe that I was heading into COSMOS, a notably prestigious summer program for students interested in math and science. I would not let my fear and incredulousness prevent me from appreciating this experience, however. Immediately, to my gratitude, I felt comfortable in the college environment. I befriended others...







Additional Essay Details:
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-talked about my interest in biomedical engineering and entrepreneurship, wanting to help people in the field of health care/ interest in volunteering

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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UCLA offered a great balance of social and extracurricular activities with academics, deeming it an overall well-rounded school. It also has a nationally...





How to increase chances at my school
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Make sure you have the best possible grades and standardized test scores possible, because it appears as if most accepted students have straight As/ 2200+ scores/ the closest thing to it- especially if you are in-state. Although there are exceptions, this is the trend that I have most commonly observed. Moreover, it helps...





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





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Westwood, Los Angeles is a prime location- great, sunny weather, proximity to downtown LA as well as the beach/ other southern california locations, and an overall beautiful campus. The culture really supports go-getter/active type personalities and people that are willing to really pursue their interests and...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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One thing I would encourage high school students to pursue is summer enrichment programs, such as science or medical research programs if you're...





My advice about getting recommenders
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Get rec letters from teachers in...