Julia D.
Julia D. ,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government, , English
Freshman at Harvard
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Pembroke, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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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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An Unlikely Marriage
 I encountered the first book I ever loved when I was five years old: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. My dad read to me at night, using a gravelly voice for Hagrid, a British accent for Harry, and a soft, feathery voice for Dumbledore. I remember lying in my bed transfixed in the fictional land.
 This adoration of reading that I developed on those nights followed me into school. Whenever teachers asked my favorite subject,...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
58 Words
In this essay I talked about the anti-drug organization I started at my school, making it personal by discussing the effects of one of my loved one's struggle with addiction. I focused on how I do not want to see anyone else go through what my family and I did when you know someone with a drug addiction.
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Additional Essay Details
51 Words
It can be difficult to decide the topic for your personal statement, but ultimately it has to be something true to you. My personal essay is much less about an event in my life than it is an extended metaphor about my parents and potential career paths I planned to take.
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
57 Words
I applied to Harvard under the restrictive early action program and was deferred to regular decision. After...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
18 Words
I applied for a lot...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
53 Words
I interviewed with Harvard, Brown, and Columbia. All three were just alumni interviews and they were...
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My advice about getting recommenders
52 Words
Use teachers with whom you have a personal connection. Generally, colleges require two recommendations. Avoid using...
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Why I declined other schools
96 Words
Ultimately, Harvard was always my dream school. When I was accepted, it was kind of a no brainer for me. Not only was it where I always wanted to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2040
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1430
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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