College Admissions Info

AnmolBhansali
AnmolBhansali
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BS, Finance, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Management, Business Management, Operations Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, I am an international student studying at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. I have been primarily interested in business and economics studies in the US and UK (applied to both).
From: Mumbai
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UChicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi, French, Gujarati

Test Scores

2270
SAT
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: International
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Disaster relief, Academic Decathlon, Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government, Prom Committee
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College Application Essays

Last year, I got an opportunity to dress like a turtle and walk alongside the sea-walk in Bandra, Mumbai. This was no fancy dress competition. Instead, it was a pledge to create a difference. As the famous Mahatma Gandhi once said, “be the change you want to see in the world”. This was our collective effort, as Greenpeace volunteers to spread awareness about the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, whose nesting habitat was threated by the construction of the Tata Dharma...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
311 Words
The summer of 2012 left an indelible mark on me as I took part in the Leadership in the Business World (LBW) course at the Wharton School. It allowed me work amidst a fascinating, international cohort, which resulted in the establishment of a charity called “World Youth Initiative”. This initiative, a direct consequence of my studies in the course, confirmed my view of Wharton being an incubator of incredible potential. I have conducted an extended essay on the influence of exchange...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
506 Words
Benjamin Franklin once said that life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. I believe that he properly understood how static and rigid man was in accepting change. Living in a constantly adapting environment, time plays a crucial role in endorsing the three roles that Franklin prescribes man to play. I personally interpret myself as being movable, unlike my rigid past self and yet distant from the innovator that I hope to be. I...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
854 Words
LONG ESSAY – SO WHERE IS WALDO, REALLY? Last week I opened the 3 feet by 1-foot wooden cupboard, as I do every day, only to find Waldo sitting there with a smug smile on his face. He seemed absolutely satisfied with the devastation that he had caused in that single compartment, opposite the desk on which my books and laptop sat. That one cupboard held so many things that were either utterly significant or completely unimportant to me. Nonetheless, undoubtedly I...













Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
667 Words
Question 1: How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago. In the IB program, I was obligated to study an unfamiliar subject called Theory of Knowledge (TOK). This subject seemed elusive to my young mind at first; however, over the last year I have grown to love it. I see the enjoyment...









College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
118 Words
I used a private counsellor very early on in the application process. I enlisted the help of Viral Doshi Associates (based in Mumbai, India) during the first few months of junior year in high school. The most important thing that they gave me was a directed plan and timeline about when I should be giving certain texts and providing me...



How I chose schools to apply to
135 Words
I was pretty much left to my own devices with regards to where I wanted to apply. Given my interests in business studies and economics, I enlisted the help of school and private counsellors to come up with a "best fit list" of schools for me from the US and the UK. At the time of application, my preference was...



Recommended summer activities during high school and college
124 Words
There are a bunch of summer programs and opportunities that you can take part in over your break. I know many friends that interned in a firm in an industry of interest to them. However, I personally wanted to have a taste of business and see if Wharton was the right choice for me. Therefore, I decided to apply to...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
13 Words
I love how Penn perfectly mixes college life, but in an urban landscape.