College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘18
BA, Sociology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A Harvard student who loved the college application process and is always happy to help others.
From: The Woodlands , Texas
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Brown, Georgetown, American, Stanford, BU, NYU, Colorado, WashU
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

501 Words
When I first came to this country, I knew not a word of English. My mother’s diligent (and successful) efforts to teach me to read at three suddenly dissolved in the face of American preschoolers who could not understand my Spanish. The situation was simple to this teary-eyed toddler. This new American life was defined by walls: barriers of language and culture. The walls of our home in Mexico City were the color of maize, not the dingy gray...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
310 Words
"Write an autobiography of the letter M" Throughout my life I never stood out much. Even in the song, I’m stuck in that fast part that little kids think is its own letter: “ehlemenohpee”. I’m one of 20 consonants (or 21, depending on the kind of day Y is having). Being the 14th most popular letter in written English keeps me in the middle, and I’m okay with that: mediocre, median, middling. Honestly, I don’t like a lot...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
203 Words
Brown University: I experienced Brown University at Summer@Brown's leadership institute. For two weeks I lived in Perkins Hall, took classes, and explored campus. The names of campus streets immediately peaked my interest: Prospect, Hope, and Benevolence. My experience at Brown, as well as my research of the university, corroborated these values. Learning about leadership for social change taught me about global causes and methods of social justice mobilization. At Brown University I see passion, development, and community. For example,...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
307 Words
In my life, I hope to become a bastion of everyday kindness. I want to be the stranger in line who pays for your coffee, the holder of doors on a rushed morning. Life lies in the details; I believe in the importance of small gestures. I’ll be the one to answer my phone in the early morning hours, just because you need to talk. I’ll listen. I’ll do it with no expectation of reward or favor....

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Driven, Internally Motivated, Outgoing, Confident ...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Harvard knows it's one of the top universities in the world. If you want to go there,...

What I’d change about my application process
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Used an admissions counselor provided by my school. She was supportive and realistic. She...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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The campus environment can seem a lot like home, depending on who...

My favorite course thus far, and why (Harvard)
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Chocolate: Culture and the Politics of Food. A great food anthropology course in the African American History Studies...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college (Harvard)
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The Crimson (newspaper), Political Review,...