College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘15
BA, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a senior at Harvard College studying Biophysics.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Brown, WashU, Tufts, Swarthmore, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Diversity statement
40 Words
My personal statement detailed how my family and school influenced me growing up. Coming from a rather activist background, social justice played a large role in my life from an early age, and this shaped my academic interests as well.

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
48 Words
I wrote about my obsession in middle school with World of Warcraft, an online computer game. It was a humorous take on how a high school varsity athlete had a side that many people didn't know about, and those that did teased me mercilessly (and deservedly) for it.

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
114 Words
Around march, before decisions came out, I sent an email to the schools that I still hadn’t heard back from. I thought it was pointless, and a waste of the admission officer’s...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
102 Words
In my opinion, using a private admissions counselor seems like a scam. Unless your child goes to a school that simply doesn't have the funding to provide enough college counselors for...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
137 Words
People stress out over school interviews, but I thought they were one of the best parts of the whole process. It is a chance to sit down and chat with an alumnus and really get a sense of what the school...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
209 Words
I reached out to the track coaches at my two top schools. This will obviously depend on the athletic ability of the student, and your mileage will certainly vary. However, I definitely recommend it, even if you aren’t being actively recruited. It can often make that tiny difference needed in order to push you over the edge. One of the schools...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
107 Words
The most important thing is to find something you’re passionate about. As long as it’s not illegal, the exact extracurricular that you do over the summer really isn’t that...

What set me apart from other applicants
133 Words
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. Some people get in because of the narrative they can tell about themselves. Some people get in because they excel at one particular thing, and are nationally ranked. However, I didn’t have any...

My advice about getting recommenders
144 Words
You only get two, maybe three letters of recommendation. Chances are, you can think of more adults in your life who have nice things to say about you. It’s important to get the right people to write your essay for you. The...