College Admissions Info

joefesta
joefesta
Harvard University ‘16
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Studying Biomedical Engineering at Harvard
From: Medfield
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Harvard
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2000
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
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High School Performance

3.74
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Baseball
Extracurricular Activities: Spanish Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
207 Words
Every year in high school, I have been honored by one of my teachers with an “Above and Beyond” Award. This award is given to a small number of students in each subject who propel their class to a higher level. I was grateful to receive this award in Biology and Physics my freshman and sophomore years, as the sciences have always been my passion. However, I was most honored to receive this award in US History as a junior. ...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
498 Words
I got a running start. My little feet moved faster than I thought possible as I raced towards my obstacle, leapt into the air and latched on. I had a pretty good grip this time, but then the sheets began to slip. I laughed and yelled, “Noooo!” as I began to slide back to earth. Still, I refused to let go. Suddenly, my mother swooped in with a giant push and I landed on my parents’ bed with a satisfied...







College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
96 Words
On an admissions tour I was told that 80% of applicants meet the standards for grades to get into Harvard. What the admissions office is looking for is something that...





My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
If you can find any connections to anyone who works at or attended the school...