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Harvard ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
Accepted with a C // Not-so-straight-A student from a LAUSD public school >> Harvard
Features Included
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Essays
19
Schools
23
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Korean, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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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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The inside of our car is my second classroom; but instead of exploring the crisis of the debt ceiling or practicing the subtleties of trig substitution, I learn about life, positive thinking, and purpose. Sitting in Los Angeles traffic, I listened to the self-help books that my mother couldn't read, but loved to listen to. We listened until we finished The Power for the third time in a row. Then, if we spontaneously started using the narrator's accent,...
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
84 Words
Many people create side-by-side lists of the pros and cons of each school that they've been accepted to. Although that may help in terms of...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
127 Words
For "Why Us" essays in general, regardless of school, having specifics is the most important! For every "Why Us" essay I encountered during my application season, I always found out at least two things about the college: a...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
170 Words
I applied to many scholarships during and after the application process. My first piece of advice is to go as local as possible. Then to go as obscure as possible. Then to go as big as possible. Go for the national corporation scholarships, but also try to find the smaller scholarships...
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Post-college plans
36 Words
After college, I plan on going to law school. Then I...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
81 Words
I love Cambridge! It is a perfect suburb that has the right amount of energy to feel like a small city. You can walk...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.42
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
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

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAmerican Cancer Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Special Olympics, Debate Club/Team
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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