droybal
droybal,
Harvard ‘19
B.A.
Features Included
3
Essays
7
Schools
1
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Rancho Cucamonga, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American, Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Change is my middle name. Figuratively, that is. My parents divorced when I was very young. Understandably, I couldn't choose between living with either of them. So since kindergarten, I have attended nine different schools, trading off between living with each parent every year. Yet, the largest transition in my life came when my mom remarried and moved us to Washington two days before my fifth grade graduation. I had been used to starting new schools, but this was different....
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
538 Words
Dear Roommate, I am so excited to be spending my first year with you. I really wanted to give you a chance to get to know me better before moving in together, so I thought I would send you a quick email about myself. I absolutely love getting to know new people so be prepared for me to bombard you with questions upon our first encounter. My most important characteristics have to do with my heritage and my personality. Overall,...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
797 Words
My French teacher tremendously impacted my life before he unexpectedly left this world. Known for his unrelenting smile and love for cats, Mr. Gurule was someone who truly cared about the lives of his students. Although it hurts to remember him, I am so glad to have been one of his students because he continues to influence me today. I remember when I first met Mr. Gurule at the end of my freshman year because I was scared out of...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
As far as recommendations go, get them from teachers who know you well and like...
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How to increase chances at my school
84 Words
To get into Harvard, my best advice is to highlight your unique qualities. Every year, Harvard gets over 30,000 applicants, and I bet that most of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Choir, Student Council / Government, School Theater/Plays, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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