College Admissions Info

RishiB
RishiB
Harvard University ‘17
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Medicine

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard Class of 2017.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: USC, Harvard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2210
SAT
Highest SAT: 2210
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, Chess, Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:
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Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

45 Words
I talked about the dichotomy between Locke/Hobbes and how that ties into my personal life, struggles and goals. My specific example was of how I saw the two side of humanity, good and evil, and the increasingly difficult job of discerning between the two.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
981 Words
Osteoporosis affects millions of individuals, causing almost nine million fractures per year, or an osteoporotic fracture roughly every three seconds. Osteoporosis, or porous bone from the Greek osteo and poros, is the degradation of bone to the point where common activities can cause severe fractures. Although osteoporosis affects people around the world, by 2050 almost half of all osteoporotic fractures will take place in Asia. Many rural areas in Asia undertreat and do not sufficiently address the needs of osteoporotic patients,...













Additional Essay Details:
10 Words
Write something you are passionate about and well versed in!

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
245 Words
Make sure that the writer is someone you know very well, past a one year job or activity. This person should know you on a personal level to fully convince an admission officer that you deserve acceptance. One of the most important things of getting off the wait-list is to stand out from everyone else in the same exact position....





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
60 Words
Read some good books and be able to talk about them at some length. It is always good to know what is going on in the world especially in things that you are passionate about. For example if you are very interested in music, make sure you know when Herbie Hancock is touring, or what new albums are coming out.

How I chose schools to apply to
205 Words
When choosing a campus, it is imperative to get to know the current members of the community and see how you fit in with them. Have conversations with current students, locals of the city, and even restaurant patrons to get a true feel for a college. You should immediately recognize if a college is not meant for you. Make sure...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
52 Words
College is completely different and will change the activities you are currently involved in. College allows you to redefine the activities you are involved in and truly try to explore new things and activities. Be free to explore a lot of new activities and see if you are interested in other fields.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
254 Words
Make sure to do something you like in the field you are interested in, but don't feel limited to only that field, exploring other opportunities during summer activities. Try different internships, jobs etc. to give admission officers a holistic view of you as a candidate. Summer is truly the time to explore and see what you like to do. Don...





What set me apart from other applicants
73 Words
I was really passionate about bone and osteoporotic repair, setting my aside from the other candidates. I was not limited in one thing however, so I had great experience in science and Biomedical Engineering, but I was also student president of my high school and part of the jazz band, again giving a holistic view. With good grades, and an...



My advice about getting recommenders
207 Words
When looking for a teacher to write you an application letter, look out for ones that know you on a personal level past your classroom attendance. This teacher should know about your life, the activities you’re involved in, and why you stand out from other students in his or her classroom. It is very common to get a teacher...