College Admissions Info

Harvard University ‘17
BS, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2340
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

On those New York City nights that are neither freezing nor stifling, I like to stand in the middle of the street outside my apartment building. 106th St. is unusually wide by New York City standards and almost completely devoid of traffic in the late evening. Away from the incessant horns of Midtown, the raucous, jam-packed bars in the Village, and the screeching Bronx-bound subway, I can stand in the center of 106th St. for many minutes on end, with...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
803 Words
The day my parents told me we would be moving to France for a year, I locked myself in my bedroom and threw a tantrum, pounding on my favorite red velvet pillow and swearing that I would run away from home. Looking out through my tear-filled, 8-year-old eyes, I saw the tiny town of Johnson, Vermont, as my universe and the friends I had there as the centers of that universe. That place called “France” seemed nothing more than a...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
77 Words
Here is the thing to know about a Harvard interview: they look for 3 things: love of academics, extracurricular involvement, and personal appeal. HOWEVER, the real point of a Harvard interview is just to show that you are a normal, functioning person with basic social skills. Harvard receives applications from a ton of super-qualified students academically, many of whom have absolutely...

How I chose schools to apply to
96 Words
I am a very serious dancer (probably in retrospect I would have been a good candidate for a gap year), but I was not ready to give up a high level of academics. Therefore, my college search was actually quite narrow - I needed a place with great academics AND great dance. Harvard, while definitely offering less technique classes than...

How to increase chances at my school
60 Words
I am sure everyone says this, but you just need to be well-rounded. Have one thing you're passionate about and participate in at a high level (in addition to academics, obviously) that makes you unique, and supplement that with a sprinkling of other interests and achievements in other areas. Absolutely everyone I have met at Harvard has done something incredible!

My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
Definitely get letters of rec from people in different areas. Do not get too many (the admissions officers get tired of reading fast). Two letters from teachers of different subjects plus one from an outside instructor of something you're passionate about or from someone who knows you well personally should suffice!

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
71 Words
I am part of Harvard Ballet Company , Harvard Modern Company, Expressions Dance Company (Hip-Hop), I performed in The Drowsy Chaperone (a musical), and I am a member of G-chat (for girls). I also worked in the Harvard Admissions Office, sorting applicants files (grades, scores, essays, interviews, etc...). Next year I will be joining Divest Harvard and other environmental clubs as...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
63 Words
I love Harvard's location! Cambridge feels like everything I love about New York City stuffed into one little cobble-stone-streeted area. It truly is the ideal college town for me. Having access to Boston is a huge plus as a dancer! There is GREAT food all around Harvard Sq., as well as in Boston (I spend the vast majority of my...