rvd101
rvd101,
Harvard ‘18
B.S., Molecular Biology, , Computer Science
I am a freshman at Harvard College
Features Included
3
Essays
13
Schools
17
Scores
2
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Fremont, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Telugu, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
636 Words
Place you’re content
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...
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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...
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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.
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
Many did...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
5 Words
No; often...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.4
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2380
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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