College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘19
BA, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi there, my name is Allison and I am a member of the Harvard Class of '19.
From: Minot , North Dakota
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Dartmouth, Brown
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field (Recruited), Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

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...

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.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
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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...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Interesting, Intelligent,...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...

Why I declined other schools
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I decided to go to Harvard instead...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose schools to apply to...