MichaelGeisler
MichaelGeisler,
Harvard ‘18
B.A., History
Hi! I am currently a sophomore at Harvard College. With my time at Harvard, I am planning on concentrating (what Harvard says instead of "majoring") in History with a secondary (Harvard word for "minor") in Economics.
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Essays
7
Schools
13
Scores
6
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Toledo, Ohio
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
665 Words
Creative personal story
Shout it from the Rooftops “I’m not voting for Romney because he’s creepy looking!” “Well, there’s no way in hell I’m voting for Obama. He wasn’t even born in the United States!” Horribly erroneous statements like these are the sounds that filled my ears as I contemplatively sat getting my haircut. I kept thinking to myself, “Come on Michael, barbershops are the epicenter of rumors. People just spout off whatever comes to their minds! Why...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
641 Words
Imagine this: a top-tier country fosters a society that does not have the incentive to work hard. Now add this restraint to this hypothetical situation: this same country discourages any potential hard work by imposing incredible tax burdens and strict labor regulations on companies looking to expand. This situation is not a scenario out of a George Orwell dystopian novel; rather, this situation describes France’s current predicament. France’s recession, and more importantly, its society that discourages hard work,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
482 Words
In the grand hullabaloo that is college admissions, the cliché “well-rounded” is thrown around so often that it borders on being hackneyed. Although the phrase is quite trite, there is a good deal of merit to the term “well-rounded.” In fact, clichés became cliché because they express at least a modicum of truth. Disregarding the discussion of its overuse, well rounded is that exact term I wish to discuss. The reason I am applying to the College of Literature,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
255 Words
What happens when those who create in the world lose incentive to create? What happens when mediocrity is glorified to the point where the talented lose reason to develop? As individualism is sacrificed for collectivism, because it is seen as arrogant or insolent, and as capitalism is sacrificed for socialism, our society becomes a universally monochromatic existence. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is a beautifully written novel which aims to answer these exact questions and has the effect of being...
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Additional Essay Details
653 Words
Shout it from the Rooftops “I’m not voting for Romney because he’s creepy looking!” “Well, there’s no way in hell I’m voting for Obama. He wasn’t even born in the United States!” Horribly erroneous statements like these are the sounds that filled my ears as I contemplatively sat getting my haircut. I kept thinking to myself, “Come on Michael, barbershops are the epicenter of rumors. People just spout off whatever comes to their minds! Why...
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General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
65 Words
In college, I think it is extremely important to choose an extracurricular activity where you will find people. At Harvard...
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My advice about getting recommenders
70 Words
Choose people who actually know you! You don't want a generic recommendation that says "person X is a good student because...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
140 Words
I interviewed for Georgetown, Yale, and Harvard. My best advice is be relaxed. Interviewers are alums of that school and are super excited about sharing their school with you. When you show up to your interview, have a resume. Give the interviewer...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
85 Words
Find a place where you are happy. In my opinion, there is increasing parity among college graduates, so find a place that makes you happy. You...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, competitive,...
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Post-college plans
21 Words
Hopefully law school! I may take 2...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFrench Club, Younglife (Christian), Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Model Congress / Model UN
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Experience & Awards

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