College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 4 supplemental essays

Student Background

Harvard University Class of 2018!
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Princeton, Brown, USC, Williams, Pacific, UC Berkeley, UCLA, San Jose State, SDSU, UCSD, UC Davis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese, Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

647 Words
On January 2, 2012, adversity struck my family. My grandmother severely injured her legs. My family needed to send money for her surgery immediately. With my parents’ low-paying jobs, this was something my family would not be able to afford, so my parents spent days calling relatives to borrow money. With nowhere else to turn, my mother sold her most precious possession, her wedding ring. After two sleepless days filled with anxiety, my parents gathered enough money, but little did I know...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
153 Words
Coming from a low-income, immigrant family, family ties and work ethics play significant roles in my life. Due to my family’s financial state, my happiness couldn’t come from material possessions as a child; Nerf guns and Legos were never parts of my childhood. Instead, my joy and laughter came from the experience I shared with my family. Unable to afford gaming systems, I played hide-and-seek with my brother and cousins at the park. My family would have long...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
201 Words
As I picture myself at Brown, images of students with boundless freedom and contentment come to mind. Known as the college with the happiest students, Brown captivates me with its open-curriculum and emphasis on tradition. Attending Brown will allow me to be far from home and to develop a sense of independence I have long craved after living under my parents’ roof for all my life. Not only will I get to decide how I want my life to be,...

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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
149 Words
Over the summer of sophomore year, my friends invited me to go hiking for the first time. The thrill of climbing up rocky hills and traversing through the forests and creeks made me discover my passion for exploring and trying out things. That summer was the first time I rode the scariest roller coaster, went surfing and kayaking, and tried out Thai food and Korean food. The year after, the reality of soon going to college hit me. I realized...

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