HestiaX
HestiaX,
Harvard ‘20
B.A., Computer Science
Hey! I enjoy games (League), food, and anime, and I love learning/trying new things!
Features Included
2
Essays
20
Schools
15
Scores
2
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown North Bergen, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Growing up as a child often included frightening experiences. I remember that when I was five years old, my two sisters and I were sent to live with our grandparents in China. We hadn’t been told what was happening, and I thought our parents were coming with us on the plane. I thought wrong. When I realized this, I cried, but there was nothing I could do about it. While in China, we went to a medical facility weekly...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
598 Words
As a child, I remember loving school and being excited to learn new things every day. This spark slowly faded as I grew older, but I’ve since rediscovered that spark. I found that learning is incredibly enjoyable when it comes to topics that intrigue me, such as certain periods of history and computer programming. I became interested in the classical period of history after my 5th grade teacher introduced Greek mythology to me. I looked into Roman mythology as...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
151 Words
I applied to way too many schools - I think it was around 20. That's ridiculous. I spent almost the entirety of my winter/Christmas break of my senior year writing essays for my college apps, while most of my classmates were settling into senioritis. I...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
95 Words
I interviewed with every "top" school (Ivies, MIT, UChicago) I applied to aside from Columbia. The one that I enjoyed the most was my Harvard interview, and I really...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.33
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCulinary, Japanese Club, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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