College Admissions Info

kateayn
kateayn
Harvard University ‘20
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A girl who is attending her dream school and wants to help others achieve their goals.
From: Stateline , Nevada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Native American, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Stanford, Yale, West Point, Air Force Academy, UN-Reno
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1910
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1910
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.42
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Skiing, Cheer/Spirit Squad, Golf, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

636 Words
When I was ten years old, my father was indicted for misappropriation of state funds after serving as state treasurer. My two little sisters, both too young to understand what our dad was wrongly accused of by a partisan prosecutor, would plead with him at night, “Daddy, we don’t want you to go to jail.” The emotional and financial stress it put on our family was a type of pressure I had never felt before, and a feeling I...









Supplemental Essay for Stanford, Yale, West Point, Air Force Academy: Diversity statement
245 Words
During most of my grandmother’s lifetime, she has attempted to conceal the part of herself that is Native American. Her Okie accent still slips when she says words like “tired” or “towel.” I see her cheeks flood with embarrassment after hearing herself speak. Whenever I try to talk with her about our ancestry, she becomes uncomfortable because of the decades she spent escaping the life she left behind in Oklahoma. After years of inquiries without sufficient answers, I decided...





Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Amusing anecdote
244 Words
Burning Man: A place of art, shocking culture, and radical self-expression—the last place that a conservative family, such as my own, would go to on a “family vacation.” When my dad, who’s as straight-laced as they come, announced we were going to a festival for Nevada tourism business purposes that was notorious for sexual promiscuity and drug abuse, I was completely shocked… and stoked. We arrived at the front gates of Black Rock City, and individuals dressed in...





Supplemental Essay for Harvard, Stanford: Unique question posed by school
259 Words
Dear Future Roommate, An expedited way to get to know me is through my eclectic closet. Open it, and you will discover: Coffee pajama shorts — I’m a rather friendly person, unless I haven’t had my morning coffee... So expect a Keurig in our room that will be frequently used; Grey sweat pants (a.k.a. the comfiest piece of clothing ever) —There will be many late nights of binge-watching House of Cards in these beauties, that is, of...





College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
Get recommenders that know you...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
59 Words
Get internships or jobs that interest you! Do things that you are passionate about. If you can't afford...





What set me apart from other applicants
38 Words
Remember, you are not only competing with the kids in your...





Why I ultimately chose my school (Harvard)
89 Words
I chose Harvard not only for the incredible academics but for the extracurriculars. I am an Air Force ROTC cadet at the best Air Force Detachment in...