College Admissions Info

IanPower
IanPower
Harvard University ‘18
BA, Sociology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Rising sophomore from the UK interested in Sociology and film!
From: London , United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2250
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN

College Application Essays

523 Words
I was not apprehensive when I found out at age of six that we were moving to England. We had been to the country before to visit my father’s family, and I enjoyed staying in my grandparents’ rural farm cottage where I would ride their donkey and feed the ducks. The British and I spoke the same language and shared much of the same history. OK, there would be some culture shock, but surely life in the UK could...









College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
164 Words
Getting wait listed can be demoralizing as you feel still in limbo, waiting to find out about your future while all your friends know. Also, chances are slim with so few students being taken off the wait list. After getting wait listed it is really important to demonstrate to...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
390 Words
Interviewing was a surprisingly stress-free process. I interviewed for all 5 schools I attended and I'll summarize briefly my experiences for each one. One think to note though is that interviews are not really consistent across schools, it will depend a lot on the style and personality of your interviewer. Harvard came to my high school as there were a lot of applicants from the school. The seating was rather formal and uncomfortable in the admissions office with my interviewer sitting behind a desk across me. I had about a half hour interview with a friendly man who asked the usual...