admitseeharvard2017
admitseeharvar,
Harvard ‘17
B.S., Biology
Never thought I'd actual get in.
Features Included
3
Essays
6
Schools
3
Scores
1
Advice
0
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Daytona Beach, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
English First Language No

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
500 Words
Issue of personal significance
The airplane tickets Popo and Pwapwa, my Burmese grandparents, sent my brother and me promised another great summer. Burma proved to be the same enchanting childhood “escape” of four summers before, but the joy I felt at the end of this trip came in an unexpected way. In my grandparents’ home in Yangon, we were cared for by the teenage live-in house helper, Ma Thazin. She taught us things about Burma that my grandparents never could: we learned to climb...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
499 Words
GENERAL “I’ve been thinking… I want to sail across the Atlantic Ocean,” I said in a hushed voice at the dinner table. Everyone turned to me with expressions that suggested I had brought the chicken on my plate back to life. My family’s reaction was appropriate as we were not a sailing family and we had neither abundant resources nor useful connections. Fortunately, learning this at an early age taught me to not wait around for help. Four...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
181 Words
SHORT When my counselor got to my name at the first roll call of Boys State he asked, “Is ‘E’ present?” This drew some snickering from my “fellow citizens”; I realized he was referring to me but had given my 4-letter name a nickname. When I politely corrected him he responded, “I don’t care E.” Nothing short of brainwashing my electorate would erase that first impression and I didn’t have the time because the city election was held 20...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
30 Words
Find traditions unique to the school that shows you've...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsRugby, Soccer, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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