College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘20
BA, Visual Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pre-Med undergrad with a passion for public health and design
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Accepted At: Xavier, UKentucky, Columbia, Dartmouth, Holyoke, Smith, Williams
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team, Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Harvard, Yale, Xavier, UKentucky, Columbia, Dartmouth, Baylor, UMB, UMass, Holyoke, Smith, UMD, Duke, Tulane, Williams, U of Minnesota, LSU, FSU, Gonzaga, Butler, UND, MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Rice: Childhood memory, Diversity statement, Embracing your heritage, Issue of personal significance, Leaving home, Overcoming personal struggle, Place you’re content, Story central to identity, Transition to adulthood
661 Words
“What’s your name?” I'm trembling, my hands start dripping sweat, my lips shudder, but somehow no sound escapes the iron clasp of my throat. “Sweetie, don't be shy, we just want to know your name.” The syllables sound further and further away with each movement of her curved mouth. I know my name. It's Kimberley Jialie Arango but the foreign words spoken to me ripped the meaning of my identity away. The woman with the red lips sighed. She...

Supplemental Essay for Harvard, Yale, Xavier, UKentucky, Columbia, Dartmouth, Baylor, UMB, UMass, UMD, Duke, Tulane, U of Minnesota, LSU, FSU, Gonzaga, Butler, UND, MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama: Issue of personal significance
690 Words
It's dark outside and she's running. She's running faster than her legs can move. She's running faster than her mind can think. There’s an alley. No, not good enough. The street signs flash by her before she hears the first shot. BANG! BANG! She isn't hit so she keeps running. The sun’s coming out and she sees her apartment building moving closer on the horizon. She stumbles into the complex, and collapses at her own front door. It's...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
68 Words
My grades were not the best, and I'll be the first to admit that. It doesn't matter as much as...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I worked because I needed the money, but I picked jobs that I...

My advice about getting recommenders
60 Words
Get teachers that you feel connected with, teachers that you feel you can trust. My two recommenders were...

How to increase chances at my school (Harvard)
20 Words
Show effort. Effort is what matters...

How to increase chances at my school (Williams)
39 Words
Be unique. Be original. And to do so, be yourself. Williams like...

How to increase chances at my school (Columbia)
52 Words
Absolutely be yourself and show the effort. I did not interview for Columbia, but my supplement...