College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘16
BA, Computational and Applied Mathematics, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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.
From: Marlborough
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Harvard
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Romanian, Arabic

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Math Team, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

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...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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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...

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...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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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...

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...

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...

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....