College Admissions Info

chavesak
Harvard University ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, UChicago, UMich, MSU, Northeastern, Tufts, Brown, Harvard, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
610 Words
Why University of Chicago? The Story of a Girl with Too-Big Eyes, Too-Small Hands and Euphoric Chicago Dreams The girl who pries open ribcages to mold mankind takes my hand. She smiles. She’s leaving for Germany soon and we both know that our hourglass’ sand granules are slipping away. Our hands feel like clasped promises and we let our vulnerabilities melt into the scenery; we are in a new city with fresh beginnings drawn on our palms, and we...









College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
188 Words
Many high school students underestimate the power of good writing. Essay prompts often imply generic, boring essays. Your leadership, kindness, hardworking nature, etc. may all be truly outstanding, but everyone says they think they're a great candidate because of those things and admissions officers have read many, many of those essays. Make it interesting and definitely...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
222 Words
Steer clear, as much as possible, of anything that could apply to many other schools. Don't say it's a prestigious and highly respected academic institution. As true as it may be of some universities, literally all universities put that on their website. Don't rely on generalities. Of course it's "prestigious," and has a "beautiful campus" and has "great spirit" and you really "love it." This could be...