karenmm44
karenmm44,
Harvard ‘18
B.A., Sociology
A Harvard student who loved the college application process and is always happy to help others.
Features Included
4
Essays
9
Schools
11
Scores
8
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown The Woodlands, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Sociology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
61 Words
Chocolate: Culture and the Politics of Food. A great food anthropology course in the African American History Studies...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
15 Words
The Crimson (newspaper), Political Review,...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
66 Words
I was deferred from Brown after my early admission application. After getting the deferral notice, I sent the admissions office...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
501 Words
Creative personal story, Embracing your heritage
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...
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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...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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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,...
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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....
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General 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 ...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.90
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2120
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDiversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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