College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BA, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

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.
From: South Bend , Indiana
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Columbia, Indiana, Pitt
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Russian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

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...

College 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...

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...

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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