College Admissions Info

Nico Tuccillo
Nico Tuccillo
Harvard University, ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Nico, and I am a student at Harvard University!
From: Canton , Connecticut
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UConn, UPenn, Cornell, Brown, Middlebury, Brandeis, UVM, Amherst, Colorado, Williams
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Book Buddies, Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, Gay/Straight Alliance, Model Congress / Model UN, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Place you’re content
655 Words
A Room Without A Door Continents away from the mythical, Tibetan paradise of Shangri-La sits the small room within which I found the utopia of my childhood. Existing now only in memories, it remains a faithful companion. Its remoteness once rivaled the Himalayas but instead of snowy peaks, gentle dunes and pastures protected its treasures. For along the coastal Uruguayan countryside, in a dirt-paved village named Shangrila, there stood a modest house that teemed with the branches of my family...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
578 Words
This is my Harvard essay: Spices and Eggplant Crescent moons beamed as hijabs and "western" suits struck a cosmopolitan harmony. I couldn't believe where I was: fourteen and countless shores from New England. Yet, there I sat, amid Baku's bustle, figuring out how to avoid another bite of eggplant. I'd politely take a few more forkfuls, of course, but my mind had started to wander. I wasn't sure if it was because of the eggplant or in spite of it....

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
114 Words
It is my experience that, especially at my college, students are expected to not only know what they want to do when out of college, but what they want to do while at college....

How to increase chances at my school (Harvard)
129 Words
To get into Harvard, you have to be above average. I heard this said all the time before I came here, but it really is true -- everyone I've met here is above average. The secret, however, is that...