jj95,
Harvard ‘18
B.A., Neuroscience and Neurobiology
I am a sophomore at Harvard concentrating in neurobiology. I really enjoy playing music as an extracurricular activity. I hope to attend medical school after college.
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown South Bend, Indiana
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Russian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn? As the sun rose over Duck Lake that first Tuesday morning of Week One, a sense of anticipation hung in the air around the high school boys’ cabins. At 6:45, the whistle sounded from the tennis courts and twenty-four cabin doors swung open as hundreds of teenage boys spilled out, racing to morning lineup. The announcement was made—audition results were...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I had absolutely no idea which of my schools I was going to choose until I had the chance to visit them. When I visited Harvard, it was unlike any of my other college visits. The students were so enthusiastic and passionate about their interests, about Harvard, and about me. It was an extremely warm welcome, and I knew I wanted to go to a school where the students love what they do. Throughout the weekend, there were several students who talked to me for hours and hours about what they like and dislike about Harvard, showed me all over...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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A really great thing about Harvard is its financial aid program. It is extremely generous, so it is likely that going to Harvard may cost you even less than go to a state school. If your family income is below a certain level, something like $65,000, they don't...
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My advice about getting recommenders
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2270
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society

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