College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘
BS, Music, Marine Biology and Oceanography, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a pianist from Santa Cruz who loves the water
From: Santa Cruz , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Russian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Mountain Biking/Cycling
Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Athletics Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Career aspirations
543 Words
More Boluses to Dissect Finally, I had found a volunteer opportunity at the Long Marine Lab, a marine biology research facility at UC Santa Cruz! I envisioned swimming with dolphins, or perhaps studying behavioral patterns of decorator crabs. But when I discovered the nature of my work on the first day of volunteering, my excitement turned to disappointment: I’d be picking through albatross boluses, the indigestible materials they cough up before going to sea. Sure enough, after three hours...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
332 Words
Halfway through my sophomore year, I switched high schools from Kirby (a private school) to PCS (a public charter school). This switch resulted in some important changes to my high-school career. First, I had to start two AP classes halfway through the year (World History and Biology) because the new school (PCS) did not offer the non-AP equivalents that I had been taking at Kirby. This did not affect my GPA or my AP scores, but it did mean I...

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