College Admissions Info

coffeeheart14
coffeeheart14
Harvard University, ‘13
BA, Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Currently attending a graduate program at University of Chicago.
From: Palmdale
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, MIT, Columbia, UC Berkeley
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

2290
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Student Council / Government, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Church, Library Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

56 Words
I wrote a creative piece describing how I taught myself violin, not because my parents wanted me to (they didn't actually think I needed to learn violin) but because I loved it so much. I spent a lot of dedicated time to practicing, and eventually, I learned how to do vibrato. I described that triumphant moment.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
24 Words
It was about "Why Harvard" and the specific program and research I was interested in (stem cell research) and why it appealed to me.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
24 Words
I also sent a personal research topic paper about stem cell biology that summarized the current research that had been done at that time.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
62 Words
I would say that, as someone who now interviews for Harvard University, the biggest advice I'd give is to...