College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘16
BA, Political Science and Government, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science and International Studies looking to go to law school.
From: St. Louis , Missouri
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Northwestern, U Illinois, St. Louis U, WashU, Duke, Vanderbilt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Hindi, Telugu

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Walking down a cracked, muddy, trash-infested road, I breathed in the hot, pungent air of burnt oil and cow feces, as people scurried across the street, dodging the cars roared in dissonance. Unfortunately, the street that was filled with cars and pedestrians was also lined with beggars tattered in rags. Coming from the comfortable suburban life of St. Louis County, I wondered where India, my ancestral home, would fit into my American identity. Coincidentally, this visit marked the day of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
468 Words
First and foremost, my interest in Northwestern starts with my desire to prepare myself in the best way possible for a career in medicine, specifically through the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In combination with the strong curriculum in chemistry and biology, I found it appealing that Weinberg offers a relatively small undergraduate pool of around 4,000 students, resulting in modest class sizes of around 15 students and more individual attention. I have always valued a personal and one-on-one relationship with...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
176 Words
I chose it on three factors essentially: 1) Academic prestige of the school, well-roundedness, and distance to home. I ultimately applied to Northwestern early decision because it best fit those three factors. Northwestern's academics speak for itself, but the school is also academically well-rounded. From pre-med to consulting, Northwestern's undergraduate liberal arts education...

How I chose schools to apply to
19 Words
I chose it based on academic...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
13 Words
I'm involved in the...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
33 Words
If you're into science, get involved in research. If you...

How to increase chances at my school
51 Words
Pick one or two extracurriculars and get REALLY involved in them. That's what I did...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
42 Words
It's close to Chicago, and it's a really academic and hard-working culture. It...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
43 Words
No, and you don't really need to. Talk to your friends who are...

Post-college plans
29 Words
I plan on working for a bit and then...

My advice about getting recommenders
55 Words
My debate coach (also my teacher) and one of my teachers that I was really close to....

What set me apart from other applicants
57 Words
Definitely my involvement with debate. Like I said, I qualified to nationals once by the time I...