College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘16
BA, Environmental Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Entrepreneurship

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Musician interested in sustainable development in China
From: San Francisco , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Dartmouth, Stanford, Yale, Harvard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Math Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
506 Words
The closest I think I have ever come to enlightenment was in 7th grade. Our Chinese class was having a movie-screening, and when the teacher saw the floor riddled with popcorn, she made us pick it all up. “I didn’t drop any of this!” I whined to myself as I crawled around. Stewing in self-righteousness, I angrily plucked flake after flake of popcorn. Then suddenly, for no apparent reason, it happened. Under a stout desk, as I reached for...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
170 Words
Stanford Questions: Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or musical artists. Botany of Desire; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Jitterbug Perfume; Harry Potter; Sylvia Plath, Tina Fey, To Live, Children of Men, Brian Eno, Ingrid Michaelson, The Silk Road Project. What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy? NY Times; National Geographic; Science News; Men’s Health; Imagine; Poetry; Treehugger; Stumbleupon; Diigo; Pandora Radio. What is the most significant challenge that society faces today? Corruption in government: many people...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
116 Words
Many people cite specific programs or professors or setting as reasons they chose their schools, but I honestly believe that it comes down to your feelings about the school when you visit it and...

How to increase chances at my school
17 Words
Respect your teachers and show...

Post-college plans
67 Words
Most graduates I know are in professions that are not directly related to their undergraduate degrees. Do not feel that...

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I would have waited to submit my regular-decision applications after I...

What set me apart from other applicants
107 Words
I'd like to think that one thing that set me apart was my relaxed approach to the process. I tried to let my story and hard work speak for itself without stressing...