Shreyas Talamakki
Shreyas Talama,
Purdue ‘20
B.S., Computer Science
International student from India. 2 things define me: Speedsolving Rubik's cubes and Performing Card magic.
Features Included
4
Essays
4
Schools
1
Scores
1
Advice
1
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Canton, Michigan
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Hindi, Tamil, Kannada

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Ohio State University - Columbus (Columbus, Oh)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
629 Words
Bizarre talent
I’ve been lucky enough to be gifted with the ability to solve the Rubik’s cube and several of its variations in a matter of seconds. Currently, I’m ranked within the top 500 from the 40,000 speedcubers across the world in solving the puzzle with an average of 11 seconds. I’m also the current Michigan state record holder for solving the puzzle one handed in 16 seconds and was the former Asian record holder for solving one of its variations in 2.28...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
125 Words
How will opportunities at Purdue support your interests, both in and out of the classroom? (Respond in 100 words or fewer.) After filling out my criteria for an ideal college on a college match application, the first university that popped up was Purdue University. When I looked around their website I knew the university would support my goals and interests.The C3Bio research opportunity program is one such program that would definitely suit me and my interest in discovering clean...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
114 Words
Briefly discuss your reasons for pursuing the major you have selected. (Respond in 100 words or fewer.) Aerospace Engineering has been my top choice of a major because of the range of flexibility it has in various industries and because of my interest in spacecraft and extra terrestrial environments. I believe the space industry has a long way to go because of the potential it has in terms of the technological advancements in today's world and the number of unanswered questions...
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Additional Essay Details
30 Words
The personal statement revolved around my passion of solving Rubik's Cubes while the other prompts were centered around why I chose Purdue and my major for my post secondary education.
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
76 Words
Instead of being the generic 4.0 GPA, 500 hours voluntary service, 10 AP class,36 ACT student, I focused my entire college application on my unique talent...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
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