Aohagan
Aohagan,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Acting, , Dance, , Art History
Harvard undergrad student, Musical Theatre Performance, Art History
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Richmond, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionAccepted From Waitlist
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Acting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
642 Words
Near death experience, Story central to identity
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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Dance, Improv club/team, School Theater/Plays, Community or summer theater/plays

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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