College Admissions Info

rvd101
rvd101
Harvard University ‘18
BS, Molecular Biology, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

I am a freshman at Harvard College
From: Fremont , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, MIT, Rice, Duke, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Telugu, Spanish

Test Scores

2380
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
636 Words
Just before 11:30 PM, it happens. Time begins to slow down, creeping through its hourglass like honey. My vision becomes blurry as the book before me turns mysteriously incomprehensible. My eyelids droop, and I find myself reading the same sentence over and over again. And that’s when I know it’s time. Impatiently, I brush my teeth and extinguish the now unwelcome glow of my laptop. Finally, I switch on my radio and fan, and at long last clamber into...









Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
515 Words
Melanin. Human perceptions of this ubiquitous biopolymer, which is responsible for pigmenting the skin, eyes, and hair, have brought about genocide, slavery, and oppression since mankind’s inception. In inadequate attempts to compensate the victimized, society has erected a number of “equalizing” measures, such as affirmative action and special immigrant loans. The worrisome educational, financial, and social state of traditionally underprivileged ethnic groups in our nation is testament to the inevitable failure of these propositions. A remarkably effective way of...







Additional Essay Details:
76 Words
Tell us how you would address the questions raised by the quotation below, or reflect upon an experience you have had that was relevant to these questions. "How can we unlearn the practices of inequality? In other words, how do we increase our capacities not just to act without racism but to actively promote racial equality?" - Imani Perry, Professor, Center for African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University.

College Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
Many did...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
5 Words
No; often...