DougP
DougP,
Harvard ‘16
B.S., Economics, , Mathematics
Long Island native. Studying Math & Economics at Harvard
Features Included
2
Essays
8
Schools
14
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Greenlawn, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
551 Words
Childhood memory, Interest in med/sci/math
My dad sat in an armchair as the rest of the family eagerly hovered around him. “All right Camille, it’s your turn”, he said to my younger sister. “The boy and the bus turn into butterflies!” And so the next frame of the cartoon was added. Then my older brother Alex made his contribution: “Then they turn into Periodic Tables of Elements!” Instantly the butterflies became floating tables. My 6 year old self readily chimed in, “And then they EXPLODE!” ...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
591 Words
6 cats, 4 dogs, 2 llamas, 3 horses, 6 hens, and 3 roosters (my neighbors loved this). These are, all in all, the many animals to pass through the Powers household. Maybe it’s just that my mom loves animals. Or maybe it’s the fact that my parents and my older brother lived on a farm in New Jersey before I was born. Either way, whenever someone is completely dumbfounded upon hearing llamas once strolled about our backyard, or that we used to have a...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
110 Words
Make sure to note that not everyone gets interviews, so don't be devastated if you aren't offered one - I've got plenty of friends at Harvard now who didn't do an applicant...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
307 Words
I remember when I was in high school, everyone freaked out about what to do over their summers in an effort to marginally increase their chances of being admitted places. I can't stress this enough, it's much more important to be doing activities or work that is important to you and your interests than it is to join some on-campus high school summer program at a college or something similar (I remember a lot of people in high school did stuff like that). Those camps are a complete waste of time and money, the kids who go to them and...
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How to increase chances at my school
283 Words
This is a very broad topic, but I have a few key general suggestions that you should bear in mind when writing your applications: You want to demonstrate that you're a well rounded candidate - meaning that if you're strong in math and science, spend a lot of time working on your essay to show that you can communicate well. If you're not as quantitative, try studying hard for a math or science SAT II and with a high score you can show that...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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