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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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gujarati, Spanish

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

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 I didn't want from a college, and crossed out schools that had those qualities. Then I went through prospective schools to see the opportunities they had for my specific majors. If the school offered a lot for my major,...

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 research and love to see that from prospective applicants. Another area of the resume that is valued highly by universities is Volunteering. Universities love to see students active and...

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 paste one schools essays for another application. While this is acceptable if you change the essays slightly and add more specific material pertaining to the...

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 and had the characteristics of a university that I enjoyed. For example,...

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 entire app for you and will focus your entire application around a central point. It definitely helps the application process become more smooth and simple, but no one can make an application as genuine...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
I found that at every interview I had with schools, the interviewer was always looking to engage in conversation rather than just conducting an outright interview. It definitely helped to be more light-hearted while still respecting the interview atmosphere.