College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BS, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

I am an average person who believes college admissions is a game. And I like competing.
From: Kansas City , Kansas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Accepted At: Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, Cornell, Notre Dame, NYU, BC, Kansas, Loyola U Chicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Dance, Science Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
2 Words

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
152 Words
College admissions is literally a game, so you just have to establish the formula for success and then have enough of a competitive streak to crack the formula. For Harvard, academics are the first part of the formula. Make sure you have a good GPA (or...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
216 Words
Summer activities are critical to standing out, as long as they're related to your academic or extracurricular interests. I had amazing summer experiences that really shaped my application as well as personal enrichment. I recommend searching for hard-to-get-into summer programs, which are often all-expense paid if they're the really prestigious ones, and apply if they're relevant. For example, AAJA JCamp was probably my favorite summer...

My advice about getting recommenders
113 Words
The importance of letters of rec are way too often underestimated! They're so vital to an application. For me, I had my journalism teacher and newspaper adviser who knew me extremely well write one....

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
101 Words
It's just another part of the formula for the game you have to win! It's easy once you know the equation. Literally just write about how the college will uniquely...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
59 Words
(This isn't an answer to this question, but to the fact that I sent in additional materials as...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
48 Words
There are so many scholarships out there. Make yourself a huge doc/spreadsheet with...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
53 Words
I write for The Harvard Crimson, I'm a cheerleader, I'm passionately involved with Divest Harvard, I...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Harvard is an absolutely incredible place that provides an unparalleled college experience. I chose Harvard because the academic opportunities were innumerable; even though I didn't know what I was majoring in, Harvard had opportunities in everything. I also chose Harvard...