College Admissions Info

DougP
DougP
Harvard University, ‘16
Economics, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Long Island native. Studying Math & Economics at Harvard
From: Greenlawn , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Williams, Cornell, Georgetown, Colgate, Tufts
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

551 Words
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!” ...









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...









College 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...





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...







How to increase chances at my school
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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...