College Admissions Info

MadisonW1
MadisonW1
Harvard University ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC, UMich, UCSB, Fordham, Alabama
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2100
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
SAT IIs:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

4.43
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Choir, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Activities Committee
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

(I began my essay with the story of my encounter with a black homeless man while volunteering at a soup kitchen) ...Serving at the soup kitchen on Saturdays over the last three years exposed me to the pitiable quality of life for so many black individuals in downtown ghettos. While my socioeconomic status deprives me of some of the luxuries enjoyed by my peers, volunteering with those whose struggles are more severe than mine heightens my sense of gratitude. When...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
75 Words
I never paid for an outside counselor during my application process. I personally thought that their exorbitant cost outweighed their usefulness. For others...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
173 Words
I interviewed at only two schools, the two Ivy Leagues that I applied to. One interview was held in the cafe of a local Barnes and Noble bookstore. It lasted about 40 minutes and felt very informal but informative. My interviewer was an older white man who went to the school before it...





Why I ultimately chose my school
110 Words
At the end of the process, my choice came down to Harvard and Princeton. I chose to attend both of their admitted student weekends (Princeton's was only one day) to choose. Because I...