7 months ago
Admissions Advice

With this profile, should I apply to Wharton for Early decision or M&T program?

I am an Indian Student from CBSE Board.

My grades are as follows;

Class 9: 92.4%

Class 10: 98.4%

Class 11: 89.4%

Predicted Grade: 95%

Extracurricular Activities:

1.Project Kisaan Bhalai:

Started a project to provide reliable weather forecast data to farmers so that any agricultural damages can be mitigated with preventive actions.

Currently tied up with Panchayats of 7 Villages and affecting roughly 1600 farming families.

2. Infinity Financial Research Association:

I have created a web platform to research economics and financial market trends. It also encourages students to publish articles and give their opinion about the market trends. Started a Newsletter with 500+ sign-ups.

3. Infinity Financial Research Association- Financial Literacy Campaign:

Collaborated with HDFC, India's largest Bank, and created a financial literacy course for the youth. The campaign reached to 1000+ students.

Also created an audiobook for the blind about financial literacy.

4.VCareers- Head@Research and Analytics (Analysts Department ):

Currently heading the Analysts Department under the VCaraeers(an initiative by Vivek High School to provide reliable counseling to students).

Responsible for handling all activities about research and heading a team of students.

5. House Vice Captain@ Vivek High School:

Promoted to Vice Captain after being the house prefect for a year. Planned, Managed, and participated in student government activities related to the students belonging to my house at school.

6. University of Toronto- Advanced Academic Program

Grade: A (Grade 11)

The Advanced Academic Program (AAP) provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves in an academic university setting during the summer months. It helps students to immerse in engaging projects and discussions using course material and activities typical of a Canadian educational institution.

Attended the advanced academic program in 'World Economics' and 'Critical Thinking in Statistics at the University of Toronto. Studied various economic concepts like Supply, demand, foreign exchange rates, and monetary policies.

Received A grades in both subjects and covered coursework of a high school senior & junior and part of a first-year college student.

7. National University of Singapore- International Science Camp

Activities and societies: Attended various seminars from experienced professors(Prof. Lakshminarayan Samavedha, Prof. Marcelo H Ang, Dr. Sujith Wijerathne, etc.) to explore various fields of science(like Robotics, Medical Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)

Student Café: Volunteered to perform the role of the scribe in the discussion. Presented and summarized the discussion among the students and defined its direction.

8. Youth Action Hub:

Participated in the 15-Day Program, a social outreach program conducted by Youth Action Hub, an initiative by UNCTAD Youth Network.

Promoted to Campus Captain after Excellent performance in the 15-Day Program.

Responsible for researching and presenting new methods of increasing social media following.

9. Blogging:

I write blogs about Economics and Social Issues on Medium.com and interned as a writer at TalkingBusiness.co.in

10. Debate and Model United Nations:

Attended 8 Model UN Conferences. And Competed with students from India, Pakistan, Kenya, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh at the Owlypia Intellectuals Challenge 2020(Impromptu and Knowledge Challenge) and won the Gold medal

11. Research:

Wrote and published a research paper at IJESSR about the topic "Effect on real estate industry with rising sea level"

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7 months ago

Your academic and extracurricular profile appears strong, and you have a variety of experiences that demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a strong interest in economics and finance. Both the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) are highly competitive programs that could be a great fit for your interests and achievements.

Here are some considerations to help you decide whether to apply to Wharton for Early Decision or to the M&T program:

Wharton School (Undergraduate Business Program):

Wharton is one of the top business schools in the world, known for its strong business and finance programs.

Applying to Wharton Early Decision demonstrates a high level of interest in business and finance.

Your extracurricular activities related to financial research and your financial literacy campaign align well with Wharton's focus.

M&T Program (Management and Technology):

The M&T program is a highly competitive and unique program that combines business and technology.

If you have a strong interest in technology and its intersection with business, the M&T program could be an excellent choice.

Your project "Kisaan Bhalai," which involves providing weather forecast data to farmers, could align with the technology component of the M&T program.

Ultimately, your decision should be based on your personal interests and career goals. Consider which program aligns more closely with your long-term aspirations. If you're passionate about both business and technology and see yourself pursuing a career at the intersection of these fields, the M&T program could be a perfect fit. However, if you are primarily interested in business and finance, Wharton may be your top choice.

Additionally, consider factors such as location, campus culture, and specific resources available at each institution. Both Wharton and the M&T program offer excellent opportunities, so it's a matter of which one resonates with your goals and aspirations the most. Be sure to research each program thoroughly and, if possible, speak with current students or alumni to gain further insights before making your decision.

🎤7 months ago


Thank you very much

I also wanted to ask you if you think I can get into these schools with the given profile.


7 months ago

To be honest, gaining admission is quite challenging. Personally, I believe your Stats can get you in but I'll would advise that having strong stats alone may not be sufficient. It's important to recognize that most students applying to Ivy League schools possess similar or even superior academic credentials. Therefore, your best opportunity lies in crafting a compelling essay.

Ensure that your essay reflects your unique personality. One of the most common mistakes high school students make when writing their essays is telling admission officers about themselves rather than showing them through engaging narratives. For instance, instead of merely stating, "I'm resilient," you could vividly recount an experience: "I can still recall the day my math teacher introduced a Rubik's Cube on the first day of 9th grade. As my classmates attempted to solve it, one by one, they gradually gave up. I was so engrossed in deciphering the puzzle that I didn't realize I was the last one standing in the classroom. After countless tries, I finally exclaimed with excitement when I solved the first row. However, when others came over and saw that I had only completed the first line, they were puzzled. I confidently replied, 'One row down, two left.' Did you catch what I did there?"

In this brief essay example, I demonstrated that this person is resilient, tenacious, and thrives on challenges.

While I would love to provide more tips for crafting an Ivy League-worthy essay, it can be challenging to cover everything comprehensively in this format. Nevertheless, I hope this advice proves helpful to you. Best of luck in your admission process!

🎤7 months ago


Thank you very much for the help!

Really appreciate it.


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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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