College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘19
BA, Computer Science, Studio Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm originally from San Francisco and now attend Harvard University. My major is still undeclared, but I'm taking classes in Computer Science, Applied Math, and Visual and Environmental Studies. I love studio art and worked at the Harvard Art Museum!
From: San Francisco , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Harvard
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
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College Application Essays

In my Common App essay, I talked about my lifelong love of visual arts. I discussed my background in drawing and my recent exploration in painting, including specific details about particular pieces I had created and their personal significance. I ended the essay by referring to a list of lessons I had seen a famous artist publish, and creating my own. I listed 10 lessons I had learned from my experience as an artist and how they affected me in ways...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Question: how you hope to use your college education. I discussed my experience at Harvard Summer School, referencing how much I appreciated being in an environment with so many international friends. I spoke about how it was intellectual curiosity that brought us all together, despite all of our differences. I concluded by saying I wanted to use my college education to explore my place and obligations in the world in a place where I could learn about open diversity and...

Additional Essay Details:
50 Words
It's important to start your essays early! I wrote tons of drafts for all my essays before I got to my final versions, so it took me a long time. It's important to write about something you are super passionate about, otherwise your essay will probably sound boring and unoriginal.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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My favorite course so far was a drawing class about architecture that I took my freshman fall. I loved it because it was a small class (about 15 people), so I got lots...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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driven, creative,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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Before I came to Harvard, I thought everyone would be insanely intimidating and smart. People are definitely insanely smart, but they're not intimidating. When I was beginning freshman year I often felt like "why did they choose me?" because Harvard...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I was really influenced by my experience at Harvard Summer School. I loved the classes I took,...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I did a lot of college tours during my junior year. That was by far the most important factor for me when I was...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Harvard's location is one of the best parts of the school! It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Immediately surrounding the school is Harvard Square, which has everything a college student...

How to increase chances at my school
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It's most important to make sure you sound passionate in your application. Show the school how dedicated you are to whatever your...