harvard_kate
harvard_kate,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Computer Science, , Studio Arts
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!
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown San Francisco, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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Additional Essay Details
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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.
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
107 Words
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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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driven, creative,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
133 Words
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...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
57 Words
I was really influenced by my experience at Harvard Summer School. I loved the classes I took,...
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How I chose schools to apply to
81 Words
I did a lot of college tours during my junior year. That was by far the most important factor for me when I was...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.9
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Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAdmissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Application Additional Materials

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