Brown ‘22
B.S., Computational and Applied Mathematics
Innovative, Motivated, Hard-Working Indian
Features Included


Hometown Pasadena, California
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Hindi, Urdu, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
I hadn’t set foot in an elementary school in seven years, yet here I was walking down halls covered with papier-mâché, hearing children scream as they anticipated the final bell. Facing a classroom of wide-eyed 10-11 year olds, I craved the safety of my comfort zone, but reminded myself that I was here for the very same reason I started debate in the first place: to share my passion with others. Although I had created a minute-by-minute breakdown...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
368 Words
Tell us about a skill or concept related to your anticipated area of study, that you found challenging and rewarding to learn.
I continuously spammed Command R to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. It wasn’t. In less than 72 hours, I had nearly doubled my summer earnings from $2,000 to $4300. I jumped off my chair so hard that I hit my head against a lamp. My insane yet meticulously crafted stock strategy had worked! Every day after coming home from my internship in Midtown, I would hunker down in my Brooklyn Airbnb rental and work on my stock portfolio, like an...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
146 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
“Losing someone to war is a hole that we will never be able to seal.” My charity, Education for V-Kidz, is a conduit for me to connect with a community I am not a part of. I became interested in veteran family issues when my best friend lost his father in the line of duty, an event which changed his family forever. I knew that I could only advocate for their pain only after I understood it. Thus, I used...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
155 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated?
“Economics is a very difficult subject. I’ve compared it to trying to learn how to repair a car when the engine is running.” This quote by Ben Bernanke was emphasized by my EDx macroeconomics professor every lesson. While many find this thought depressing, I find it fascinating. The way I see it, economics connects everything – politics, culture, even religion. It’s similar to a puzzle, with each individual piece a different contributing factor that I have to investigate in...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
218 Words
Why Brown, and why the Brown Curriculum?
When I tell people I want to become a financial engineer, the reaction I get is “Umm, pretty sure that doesn’t exist.” Whenever I’m not doing homework, I’m learning to build websites or entering stock simulation competitions. Thus, I can’t wait to take Brown’s joint Computer Science-Economics concentration, where I can combine my two favorite subjects, applying mathematical concepts to programming, perfect for a financial engineer. What better place to study AI and machine learning...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
101 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places.
New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Kentucky, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and now California – I consider myself an absolute nomad. My family’s erratic movement due to my father’s job forced me to learn how to integrate myself into new environments. However, there was one good thing: it made me appreciate the small, unique things about each place. In New Jersey, the endless farmer’s markets made grocery shopping fun. In Kentucky, the mac and cheese was to die for. Nebraska’s...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
98 Words
Communities or groups: pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.
I am a proud member of the first generation Indian-American group and have inherited the grit and perseverance that defines us. My grandfather crossed a river every day to go to school and left the squalor he grew up in to become a doctor. My grandmother endured the aftereffects of a brain tumor surgery to take care of her family. Grit and persistence have made me work harder because I know the amount of blood sacrificed to give me the...

School Specific Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
530 Words
After I was waitlisted, I sent in a letter of continued interest the day after. Dear, I would like to sincerely thank the Brown Admissions Committee for taking the time to look through my application amongst the thousands of applicants and offering me an opportunity to be on the waitlist. Brown is still my dream school, and if accepted off the waitlist, I would happily attend. I would like to take this opportunity to display my continued interest and update the Admissions Committee on some of my accomplishments since applying. Since applying in December, I have furthered my interest in...

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
58 Words
Honestly, the personal essay topic that I used was so incredibly personal that I didn't feel comfortable...
What set me apart from other applicants
58 Words
Honestly, the way I used my interest in entrepreneurship and business and applied that to my passions...
How to deal with the stress of applying to college
174 Words
Relax! I know everybody tells you this during the process and you look at them incredulously. But the best thing you can do is sit back, relax, and believe that whatever happens will happen for the best. Never believe that you don't have a chance. The only thing you can actually do...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.93 unweighted)
Top 5%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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AP / IB Classes and Scores


SportsSwimming/Diving, Water Polo


ActivitiesCharity Drive Organizing, Charity Drive Organizing, Debate Club/Team, Career Oriented, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Career Oriented
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