allison28
allison28,
Harvard ‘19
B.A., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Hi there, my name is Allison and I am a member of the Harvard Class of '19.
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
10
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Minot, North Dakota
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Family is everything, right? For me, this is especially true. My oldest brother, David, has Asperger’s Syndrome. As experts calculated that one out of every 150 babies born in 1995 were born on the Autism spectrum, David had a 0.67 percent chance of having Asperger’s. That is, there was a less than one percent chance that he would be excluded and bullied for his eccentricities. There was a less than one percent chance that he would be unable to communicate his...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
82 Words
Essay Description - I reiterated my interest in Harvard. I explained that I had always wanted to go to Harvard but that I never thought it would ever be attainable. I continued to say that the goal of Harvard that had used to been a far fetched fantasy slowly began to become a possibility. I said, basically, please let me in because I have worked hard to get where I am and now my goal has a possibility to become...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
836 Words
Full Essay - I had been refreshing my inbox for days, constantly checking the dimly illuminated screen of the iPod effectively glued to my hand. As I glimpsed at my screen for the millionth time that morning, my heart skipped a beat as the long awaited icon of a new email popped up. Frantically, I swiped the notification and meticulously studied the email over and over before allowing an admittedly embarrassing squeal of joy escape my lips; the research project...
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Additional Essay Details
55 Words
I wrote mostly about family and the importance my parents and siblings have had on my life. I made sure to include academics by writing the essay about my research and included extracurricular activities by writing the personal statement about track and field. Overall, I tried to make sure I had a well rounded application.
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
233 Words
Getting into Harvard is not a simple task. However, it is an attainable goal. First of all, you must have a passion for learning. By that I do not mean you must have a 4.0 and take all advanced courses (although that definitely does not hurt), but you must truly love learning. Take classes because you want to, not because it might look good on an application. If that means taking...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Interesting, Intelligent,...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
8 Words
I did...
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Why I declined other schools
22 Words
I decided to go to Harvard instead...
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How I chose schools to apply to
19 Words
I chose schools to apply to...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
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
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field (Recruited), Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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