byang
byang,
Harvard ‘13
B.A., Neuroscience, , Neuroscience and Neurobiology, , Economics
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Ann Arbor, Michigan
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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“Tackled on the play by… Yang?” That’s been a phrase that I’ve come to love over the past four years. Hearing it over the loudspeakers at away football games makes me strive to prove myself even more. And hearing those words said emphatically over the loudspeaker at home games reminds me of the setbacks I faced to get there. I remember the incredulous look on my math teacher’s face at the end of 8th grade, when he...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
291 Words
On one knee, I take a hand on each side. To my left, our starting Left Tackle from Nigeria mutters “Amen,” shapes a cross on his chest and looks up. To my right, Phil, half Indian and our starting Linebacker, squeezes my hand and stands up. This is what I have gone through every Friday night in the fall for the past three years. The football coaches and players huddle together before kickoff and we pray, silently, each in our...
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Additional Essay Details
160 Words
Unlike the other parts of your application, your essay gives you the opportunity for your personal voice to shine through. With this in mind, have a few of your select family/friends edit your essay, but always ensure that your voice shines through in the writing. In addition, it is often best to follow the mantra of "show, don't tell." More specifically, it is possible to claim that you show good leadership skills, persevere, or don't give up in the...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
227 Words
"Depth, not breadth" was a phrase that I heard from my mentors over and over throughout high school, but it did not truly resonate until after I had the chance to look back on my college application process. I became deeply immersed in all of the activities that I was involved in, allowing me to secure leadership positions in them (captain of track & field and football...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.48
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsFootball (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Band, After School Sports Coach, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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