College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BA, Biological Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Never dreamt of attending Harvard, but with the guidance of others, ended up in Cambridge. Always looking for ways to offer that same push towards true potential.
From: Lakewood , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UCSD, LMU, Pepperdine, Williams, Swarthmore, USC, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, UPenn
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, Key Club, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

506 Words
I have always had a passion for soccer. Soccer makes up for a large part of my life, and I truly enjoy it. It serves as a stress reliever for me, and is one of the reasons I have been able to make it through my most stressful years. I knew I couldn’t let the opportunity to use my love for soccer to benefit my community pass me by. In the summer of 2007, my younger sister was invited by...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
266 Words
I close my laptop as I hear the referee blow the first whistle, signaling the beginning of the game. Yet another immense homework load left by the teachers, but it can all wait. Looking out of the car window, my eyes quickly scan the soccer field, and I spot my inspiration for a majority of the things I do: my fourteen-year old sister. Ever since she began playing club soccer back in 2008, I have supported her whenever possible, missing her...

Additional Essay Details:
15 Words
You are looking out a window. What do you see, and why is it meaningful?

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
132 Words
I would say to definitely look extensively at the websites. Look for Facebook groups of kids who attend those colleges. Get in contact with them. You can message them straight off of Facebook, and start to talk to them about...