harvardmcb16
harvardmcb16,
Harvard ‘16
B.A., Cellular Biology, , Molecular Biology
I just graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Now, I'm traveling and chilling before I start my job with a consulting non-profit in August!
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Miami, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Cellular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Common App Personal Statement Excerpt A familiar sensation of frustration and hurt gripped me. Looking for defense I only saw a cinderblock at my feet, impossible for my eight year old body to heave, so, I screamed in English: “You are just jealous that you are poor and I am American!” As the words flew out of my mouth, I knew I was wrong- there was no sense of triumphant satisfaction. I abruptly turned and ran into the refuge of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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UChicago Extended Essay Prompt: Spanish Poet Antonio Machado wrote, “Between living and dreaming there is a third thing”. The Liminal State of Being in Love It is difficult for me to understand that there should be an “in between” to living and dreaming, because dreaming itself is an “in between”. If, however, I define “living” as all things I experience consciously, all things tangible, and “dreaming” as intangible experience, what often cannot be explained, and which makes no sense outside...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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MIT Short Essay Question Ben tells me frankly: “They say you’re a pushover and know they can do what they want because you won’t stand up for yourself” I am shocked, “they” are people I consider to be close friends. I am NOT a pushover. I had to be honest with myself: I have always avoid conflict, I choose peace over voicing my concerns. On several occasions, I made sacrifices, stepped aside so that I would not be...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
112 Words
I looked for schools that had the academic programs I was looking for at the time (Engineering, STEM) but also would allow me to explore other fields/provide a well rounded education. I narrowed...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
139 Words
College is a great time to pursue interesting activities. Try not to get too caught up on "what will look good on your resume" and don't be afraid to try new or random things. Extracurriculars in college are quite different than in...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
246 Words
In high school, engage in something that is meaningful to you. For my freshman year summer activities on the Common App, I simply wrote that all I did that summer was read, relax, and train with my swim team and that was fine. Service is really important to me so most of my summer activities centered around some kind of service work. The summer before my senior year I participated in a summer program...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
145 Words
Contrary to what people say Harvard cares about and invests a lot in its undergraduate students- in terms of money, resources etc. It is a place with many resources available to its students and where professors care about their students. I personally have found...
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My advice about getting recommenders
141 Words
I had a chemistry teacher, history teacher, anthropology teachers, and IB coordinator at my school write most of my recommendations. Please be considerate, plan ahead and be organized because they have a lot of requests for recommendations. I asked my recommenders whether...
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Why I declined other schools
50 Words
The first reason was the financial aid packages. With the exception of a couple schools...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
77 Words
I love the Boston/Cambridge area. I fell in love during the summer program at MIT. It is a great city with lots...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details16 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFrench Club, Geobowl, Model Congress / Model UN, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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