MadisonW1
MadisonW1,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government, , International Relations
Features Included
1
Essays
10
Schools
12
Scores
3
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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(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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.43
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2100
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Choir, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Activities Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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