renkcurb
renkcurb,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Environmental Studies, , Urban Studies and Affairs
Just a small town boy born and raised in Massachusetts
Features Included
3
Essays
1
Schools
17
Scores
3
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Suburbia, Massachusetts
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Hindi

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Environmental Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I didn't see many rainbows in India. They hide in the monsoon rains, or are too frightened by the hot, stifling climate. Likewise, I was terrified of showing that side of myself in a homophobic country, especially to the host family I had grown to love. "Why India?", my friends would ask. They knew the cruel, anti-gay laws in that country. I knew I had to go anyway. I felt an obligation to see what life must be like when...
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Supplemental Essay
31 Words
Harvard asked for an optional essay about anything we wanted to write about! I wrote a comedic poem in iambic pentameter and Shakespearean language about my experiences performing Romeo and Juliet.
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Additional Essay Details
63 Words
BE CREATIVE. TAKE RISKS. My dad told me when he read my unique supplemental poem that it would either make or break my application. I went for it, and I'm so glad I did. I was inspired by a friendly sophomore who I talked to after my tour. She had written a rap as her supplemental essay, and it worked out for her!
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
64 Words
I'm a white upper-middle-class kid from suburban Massachusetts. There's nothing advantageous in that. If you're like me, you'll have...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
128 Words
In September, I wasn't even looking at Harvard. I was self-handicapping--"I have no chance, I haven't saved a small African nation". My parents (thank goodness) convinced me I had a chance, so I applied Early Action Single...
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How I chose schools to apply to
123 Words
I was not one of those "apply to all 8 Ivies" types. My list included University of Maryland and McGill in Montreal. Here's why: unless you are much wealthier than I am, or could get a lot of...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity or summer theater/plays, Charity Drive Organizing, Choir, Dance, French Club, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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