College Admissions Info

Raj Chaudhry
Raj Chaudhry
Boston University, ‘19
BBA, Finance

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Asian-American student from a small town in NY. Attended a private high school.
From: Chester , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Binghamton, American, BU, Brandeis, Indiana, SUNY Albany, Union
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Hindi, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing
Extracurricular Activities: Other Religious Affiliation, Nursing Home Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
723 Words
Feeling the cold steel of those unforgiving scissors against my scalp changed my perspective on life from that point on. I was raised in a Sikh family, having been raised on the core tenets of the religion. One of the most important ideals I held was the appreciation of myself, and my body. This manifests itself through Sikhs keeping their hair unshorn, to truly accept the gift of mortal life. To keep a Sikh boy’s hair neat, he must...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
293 Words
Question: American University is known for its politically active student body, where students engage in a variety of local, national, and global issues. Discuss an issue of importance to you and how you hope to become further involved with it as a member of the American University community Politics have always been an interest of mine, especially those of India. I receive great enjoyment from hearing my parents discuss Indian political issues. The one I always found most interesting was...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
443 Words
Many human beings throughout history have found inspiration and joy in literature and works of art. Is there a book, play, poem, movie, painting, music selection, or photograph that has been especially meaningful to you? Most people don't find much meaning in music, especially through contemporary albums. However, I have always found Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" both a musical masterpiece and a heart-wrenching story about Anne Frank. Jeff Mangum announced shortly after the album's success...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
273 Words
In no more than 250 words, please tell us why BU is a good fit for you and what specifically has led you to apply for admission. My journey to Boston University was initially prompted long before my college application process, by the extreme enthusiasm of alumni who took every opportunity to praise BU. Friends and family credit this university as an institution which not only satisfies a student's thirst for knowledge, but also provides an individualized learning experience. Firstly, the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
269 Words
Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis said, 'If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.' Tell us about an unjust law (written or unwritten) that you believe should be broken. The French imposed an oppressive ban on publicly wearing religious symbols in school areas in 2004. This law has been hotly debated in the country, and is defended as a way to keep church and state separated. While this ideal is one I wholeheartedly...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
153 Words
What stands out to you about Union and what has inspired you to apply? (Limit: 150 words) My friend who is entering Union as a freshman explained his choice of schools very succinctly by merely saying, "It's in the name." I couldn't agree more. Union College has a magic about it that transforms this institution into a community of friendly peers, rather than a school of cutthroat competitors. After visiting, I envisioned myself as part of the Union family. This fosters...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
277 Words
The University of Rochester offers many rare advantages, building from our "Meliora" ("ever-better") motto that has inspired generations of scholars, professionals, and artists. Describe what's leading you to apply, and what kind of "Meliora" experiences you want to have here at Rochester and beyond. (250 words max) I first heard of Rochester University through the praise of my older brother, who is an alum of the school. He attributes his success in the medical field almost entirely to Rochester. I believe...

Additional Essay Details:
22 Words
In my essay, I talked a lot about my cultural background. If you have any, I recommend to do as I did.

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
23 Words
Right in the middle of Boston, urban...

My advice about getting recommenders
29 Words
Make friends with your teachers early on. Don't ask...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
33 Words
Talk about the location of the school a lot, mention...

How I chose schools to apply to
30 Words
Boston is a gorgeous town, with all the perks...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
6 Words
Energetic, Engaging,...