College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BA, Economics, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard Student
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Accepted At: Harvard, UMich, Vanderbilt, WashU, Dartmouth
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: School Band
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
506 Words
My Varsity Basketball experience defined my junior year. When Coach called me into his office to congratulate me on making the team, I shook his hand with pride, and an iota of disbelief. It had been a long road to that moment, replete with endless workouts, trying seasons and growth spurts that had me tripping over my own feet. At last, I reached my destination: a place on the basketball team. Little did I know, my journey had just begun. ...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
0 Words

Additional Essay Details:
162 Words
After eight years of lessons, hard practice and band experience, I am finally able to coax from my clarinet the deep, expressive tone I longed to master. Unlike the rule-based rigidity of my athletic experiences, playing my clarinet allows me to extemporize. It serves as my creative outlet as I engage with the notes in front of me and the musicians around me. Our Wind Ensemble conductor encourages innovation, challenging me to use my clarinet as an extension of my...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
5 Words
Absolutely. Letter...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
7 Words
Be friendly,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
4 Words

What I like about my school’s location and culture
14 Words
The academic culture is...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
10 Words
No. A waste...

How I chose schools to apply to
1 Words

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
5 Words
Rarely. Can...

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
My first...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
4 Words

What I’d change about my application process
4 Words