College Admissions Info

norellehannah
norellehannah
Harvard University ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology and Biological Sciences, Cognitive Science, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard 2019! Neurobiology concentrator, lover of food, food, and more food.
From: , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, RPI, NYU, BU
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2320
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Dance, National Honor Society, School theater/plays
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College Application Essays

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...







Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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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...









College 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...





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...





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...





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...





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,...





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!...





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...