College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BS, Computer Science, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at Harvard University and a varsity athlete
From: Ocean City
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Harvard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming/Diving, Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
688 Words
Legally speaking I became an adult just a few months ago (complete with voter and draft registration!), however, my real transition into adulthood began many years before with the loss of my mother’s job, a nearly absent father, and a brother away at school. In seventh grade my only sibling was away at boarding school, my parents were divorced and my father, who I rarely see more than once or twice in a year was living outside of New...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
88 Words
As a recruited athlete I was always told by my high school coach to choose the school that I felt the most comfortable at. If I...

How to increase chances at my school
82 Words
Have an extracurricular activity that sets you apart from other applicants. This can be a sport, musical talent, community service etc. It's more important that...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
45 Words
I am varsity lightweight rower which takes up about 15-20 hours of my time...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
37 Words
I contacted all of the coaches of the schools I was...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
25 Words
Work somewhere. This doesn't have to be an...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
34 Words
Harvard is just outside of Boston which gives you a...

My advice about getting recommenders
46 Words
I had my History professor and my Calculus professors write my recommendations. I did...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
28 Words
My boarding school had staff devoted specifically to...

How to increase chances at my school
77 Words
When writing your essay, have as many people as you can read your essay and offer their advice. That being said, don't be...

Why I declined other schools
64 Words
The main reason I declined other schools was that they did not offer the majors or courses that I...