norellehannah
norellehannah,
Harvard ‘19
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, , Biology and Biological Sciences, , Cognitive Science, , Medicine, , Molecular Biology, , Neuroscience, , Neuroanatomy, , Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Harvard 2019! Neurobiology concentrator, lover of food, food, and more food.
Features Included
2
Essays
9
Schools
22
Scores
7
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown , New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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In March of my sophomore year, Morgan told me I was her “third-best friend.” She reasoned that she had known her top two since grade school, even though, she admitted, their friendships were often somewhat volatile. It was a strange - and maybe even rude - thing to say. I’ll admit, though, that I was actually pretty proud. I had made somebody’s top five! Mission accomplished! Harborfields High School is a small high school, part of a system...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
592 Words
The following is an excerpt from my supplemental essay for Harvard. There was no specific prompt, so I wrote about how a funny experience led me to really fall in love with my intended major. “Happy birthday!” Mom shouted as I unwrapped the unusually-shaped gift on the counter. As I struggled to rip the paper off (my mother is a tape-happy gift wrapper), I saw what looked like a furry pink spring. I squealed and giggled with delight (forgetting momentarily...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
101 Words
I think I'd definitely apply to a couple more schools. I applied to 10 - 5 were Ivies, and the other 5 I didn't especially care for. It worked out for me, but...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
52 Words
My school's guidance counselor was of no help at all, so I hired a private counselor...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
85 Words
I interviewed for Harvard, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, Yale, Brown, and Carnegie Mellon. Usually you will be contacted by (or, in MIT's case, you will have to...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
85 Words
Definitely do as much as you can! It all depends on your interests, but I spent a lot of time working at a neuroscience lab near...
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What set me apart from other applicants
56 Words
I wish I knew what really set me apart - I don't. If I had to guess,...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
52 Words
Gosh, what DON'T I like? The Boston/Cambridge area is lively, historical, and so fun!...
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How to increase chances at my school
97 Words
Another one I don't have an exact answer for - my best advice would be to do as much as you can in high school, put a lot of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details15 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDance, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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