GoBears
GoBears,
UC Berkeley ‘17
B.S., Business Administration and Management, , Computer Science
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
15
Scores
6
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Marlboro, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Gujarati, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Business Administration and Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
541 Words
Creative personal story, Family background
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...
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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,...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
I found that at every interview I had with schools, the interviewer...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Green Club, American Cancer Society, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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