College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Never thought I'd actual get in.
From: Daytona Beach , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Florida
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rugby, Soccer, Cross Country
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Florida, MIT: Issue of personal significance
500 Words
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...

Supplemental Essay for Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt: 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...

Supplemental Essay for Harvard, Stanford, Yale: 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...

College 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...