College Admissions Info

serendipitouslyashiley
serendipitously
Harvard University ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Accepted with a C // Not-so-straight-A student from a LAUSD public school >> Harvard
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Wellesley, UC Berkeley, UCLA, BC, Tufts, Wesleyan, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSD
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean, French

Test Scores

2330
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

4.42
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Special Olympics, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

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,...









College 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...





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...





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...





Post-college plans
36 Words
After college, I plan on going to law school. Then I...





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...