raydreamer
raydreamer,
Harvard ‘16
B.A., Environmental Studies, , East Asian Languages and Literatures, , Entrepreneurship
Musician interested in sustainable development in China
Features Included
2
Essays
6
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Francisco, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, Prefer Not to Share
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Environmental Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
506 Words
One moment that changed you
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...
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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...
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General 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...
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How to increase chances at my school
17 Words
Respect your teachers and show...
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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...
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What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I would have waited to submit my regular-decision applications after I...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeInternational
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Math Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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