College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘16
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard 2016
From: Albuquerque
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, New Mexico, USC, UT Austin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, School Band, National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

The Name Game, as I came to know this silent tug-of-war, persisted for as long as I studied with her. Finally, fed up with her stubbornness and mildly curious, I asked her why she never used my nicknames. Beth looked surprised. “Because you are Katherine.” Until then, I denied my true name. I convinced myself and others around me that I was comfortable in my own skin, when in fact each new nickname stemmed from a deep insecurity. I changed...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
38 Words
I'd think a little bit harder about the culture and fit...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
42 Words
Be aggressive about merit scholarships, especially if you don't think you'll qualify for...