College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘19
BA, Acting, Dance, Art History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard undergrad student, Musical Theatre Performance, Art History
From: Richmond , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Wake Forest, BC, UVA, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Dance, Improv club/team, School Theater/Plays, Community or summer theater/plays
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Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:
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College Application Essays

642 Words
I was on an early morning flight to Boston on April 13th, 2013, and it was the first time I had flown without my parents. I stared at the Massachusetts sunrise through sleepy eyes and snapped a picture that I promptly posted on Instagram at landing with the caption, “Rise and Shine Boston, it’s race day!” My stomach turned with anticipation to watch my dad, and world champions, race on the historic winding pavement of the famous Boston Marathon. With...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
504 Words
The glossy, Pepto-Bismol pink rain slicker beckoned my fidgety 6 year-old hands as I skipped through the halls of an REI superstore. I whisked it off the hanger and ran to find my mom, for there was no color more suitable for a girl like me than pink. I found my mother shopping with my older sister, Rosemary, holding the same slicker in a size 8, and she clutched a smaller jacket of powder blue. I felt the gears inside my tow-colored...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
115 Words
Harvard interviews are fantastic, at least in my experience. The interviewer truly wanted to get to know ME and not just my test scores and impressive feats. Harvard alums run the interviews, and they will...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
117 Words
Harvard's location in Cambridge, MA is ideal. The environment is urban, as it is only a 10 minute subway ride away from downtown Boston; however, it has a community feel to it that the rest of...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
162 Words
Poor Harvard. They had to sort through a total of 13 additional materials that I sent them after being waitlisted. I sent them ten additional letters of recommendation, two more video art supplements, and most importantly a personal letter that addressed why I want to go to harvard, and why...

What I’d change about my application process
102 Words
Don't wait until Christmas Break to start an application. At the very least, put down a few sentences in response to the writing supplements for all schools due Jan 1st. That...

Why I declined other schools
108 Words
Before I got off of Harvard's waitlist, I was going to attend the University of Virginia. This school is fantastic, and part of me was very sad to leave it behind. I...