College Admissions Info

University of California - Berkeley, ‘17
BS, Business Administration and Management, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Marlboro , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Rutgers, CMU, UC Berkeley, Northeastern, USC
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gujarati, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Green Club, American Cancer Society, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

541 Words
I wasn’t born where I was supposed to be born. Two weeks before I was due, my parents boarded a plane in poverty-stricken Baroda, a village in India, and headed for Jersey City, New Jersey. Here I was born and raised by two uneducated parents who hailed from agrarian settlements in rural India. They never finished high school, and were victims of a teenage love story gone awry. If they had not won the Visa lottery, I would likely...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
413 Words
Suspend. Resuspend. Survey after survey, math model after math model – some find the world of research a rather humdrum, monotonous chore. Research, to me, is the single building block of every field. Without research, we would live in a world of apothecaries, a world with markets where producers didn’t know how to appeal to consumers, and a world where the theory of geocentrism in our Solar System was still widely accepted. My summers had always consisted of research projects,...

Additional Essay Details:
167 Words
My personal statement and supplemental essays were both used for the school I now attend - the University of California, Berkeley. Both essays were specifically catered to things that Berkeley is fond of. Firstly, the supplemental essay used here was all about research because I knew that Berkeley places high importance on research. After doing some web searching/researching on Berkeley I found that they hire professors SOLELY based on research work - doesn't matter how good at teaching they...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
69 Words
When I was looking into schools to apply to, the first thing I did was write down a list of things...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
103 Words
One thing that I think is super important is finding research experience to add onto your resume before applying to universities. Many private universities focus a lot of their efforts on...

What I’d change about my application process
115 Words
One of the most important things that I would change about my application process was the generic supplement essays I used. I remember scrambling days before certain applications were due and I would copy and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
159 Words
I ultimately decided to choose the University of California, Berkeley after doing extensive research of each school I was accepted to. I researched internship, research, and post-college opportunities for students of my majors (Business Administration and Computer Science) and analyzed which school topped the charts in these fields...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
85 Words
I personally did not use a private admissions counselor but I had a number of friends that did. These private admissions counselors will basically do your...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
I found that at every interview I had with schools, the interviewer...