College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘20
BS, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I didn't do anything extraordinary - Harvard 2020
From: Sycamore , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Brown, Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, After School Sports Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, Student Council / Government, Science Club/Team, Prom Committee
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College Application Essays

Sycamore, Illinois is a small town about 70 miles west of Chicago. It's a place where corn is plentiful, people call carbonated drinks "pop", and 25 cents gets you 12 hours of parking downtown. My parents immigrated to this peaceful town to escape China's Cultural Revolution and pursue their dreams of a higher education. Needless to say, that dream didn't include any large farm vehicles for "drive your tractor to school" day. I grew up in a school system that valued effort, farming,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
14 Words
The reason I believe I got accepted to Harvard::: a "Dear Future Roommate essay"

Additional Essay Details:
446 Words
Dear Future Roommate, Just to be upfront with you as much as possible, I’m a little quirky. I enjoy playing Connect Four on Saturday nights, finding derivatives of complex polynomials, and photo shopping parrots into family pictures. I appreciate sweatpants that would only proportionally fit someone 8 feet tall, and warm sweaters, the fuzzier the better – so sorry if you wanted to share a closet, but perhaps we can each share a leg in one of my sweatpants. While I...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
49 Words
Be an athlete!!!!!! It doesn't matter what level, reach out to the coach. Sometimes they...

What I’d change about my application process
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What I’d change about my application process
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Every part of your application counts. Perfect...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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Do it. They will pick you if you...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Brown and Harvard - Don't repeat. They already...

How to increase chances at my school
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What set me apart from other applicants
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My supplement set me apart for sure as my...