College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BS, Biological Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Columbia, UMich, JHU, Stony Brook
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
Highest SAT: 2090
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Spanish Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

I spent most of my childhood preparing for the future, never really taking the time to revel in the day-to-day moments. I always thought that I would be happier when I was settled in my ways, and the only way to guarantee that was to push myself to near vanquishment. When other kids were asking for train sets, I begged Santa to bring me a chemistry kit. But it certainly wasn’t always a negative trait-it did get me into...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
492 Words
I’m fighting an invisible foe that’s spent most of my life trying to destroy my health, security, and confidence. But I refuse to wave the white flag and instead let this enemy motivate me to work harder to be where I am and not let it claim me as a victim. My body is the residence of a chronic illness but I hope one day to force it to vacate the premises so that the other tenants-notedly my...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Ambitious: Everyone has their own ideas and goals that they're really proud of and that are really important to them social: Everyone loves to...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Interviews made me very nervous but it's really important to just relax and be yourself. It's not nearly as intimidating after you get started and just talk about yourself. Come with some questions about the school but I usually had older alumni so...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Ask someone who really knows you well, and not necessarily who might have known you longest or whose credentials are best. Don't ask someone who you...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I recommend looking into summer programs at colleges while you're still in high school. I did some for both journalism and engineering, which also helped me figure out...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I"m coming from a low-income background and I'm first generation college student. I also didn't have many opportunities during...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Talk about obstacles that had to be overcome because it really shows...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I'm so close to Boston but...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I liked that the engineering classes weren't separate from...

Why I declined other schools
23 Words
I didn't like the separation between departments...