christina813
christina813,
Harvard ‘16
B.A., Computational and Applied Mathematics, , History
I was born and raised in Massachusetts and went to a charter school for seven years. In college I nominally study Applied Math but find myself constantly torn between math and the humanities. I like writing and music and complaining about dhall coffee.
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Marlborough
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Romanian, Arabic

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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At the age of three, I knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. “What are your future plans, Christina?” my mom asked, camera in hand and a knowing smile on her face. I looked up from reading my favorite book (about dinosaurs) and tilted my head to the side, thinking. “First,” I began, enunciating with exaggerated clarity, “I will go to preschool. Next, I will go to kin...der...garten.” Here I paused, extremely proud of...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
102 Words
There was only ever one school I wanted to attend, which is an extremely unhealthy way to approach the college admissions process. Cast a wide net: make sure you explore a...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I didn't, but from what I understand of them they're something of a waste. Have people whose judgment you trust review your...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
103 Words
My college extracurriculars are fairly different from those in which I was involved in high school. I am on the editorial board of the school paper and on the poetry board...
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My advice about getting recommenders
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I got letters of recommendation from two of my favorite teachers, both of whom knew me very well. The first was a history teacher who taught...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Harvard doesn't need or want "why us" essays, for the same reason that many of its peer schools don't: it already knows. That being said, the key to "why us" essays for any school is specificity. There are certain qualities that aren't...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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From high school through freshman or sophomore year of college, anything that's both interesting and useful is fair game....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Math Team, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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Experience & Awards

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