kurchak
kurchak,
Harvard ‘19
B.S.
Hi! I'm a freshman at Harvard University and thinking about studying Applied Mathematics or Statistics. I'm more than happy to help you with any aspect of your college application process!
Features Included
5
Essays
14
Schools
13
Scores
1
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Center Valley, Pennsylvania
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
672 Words
Movie or book that changed you
I am perfectly content sitting with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Gryffindor Common Room, preferably in the best seats around the fireplace. I know it’s impossible for me to be physically present in this fictional environment, but ever since I first started reading the series at age nine, the world of Harry Potter has been a very real place of comfort for me. As a shy, sensitive, and awkward kid, books helped me escape the confines of my...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
969 Words
UChicago: What's so odd about odd numbers? As I stretched out onto the floor to start this essay (I can’t write at desks), I began to wonder why we use words such as odd and even to categorize numbers, especially when these words have other meanings unrelated to math. It turns out that the terms “odd” and “even” may have preceded their modern English meanings. The ancient Greeks defined odd numbers as those that form a shape when arranged...
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
757 Words
Harvard: optional supplement A conversation in my brain: I’m in my room, reading over my to-do list. The only unchecked item is “College Plan.” Hmm. This might take some time. I dig through one of my more cluttered desk drawers, labeled “Academic Interests,” until I find Math and English. I invite them to take a seat. “Hi guys, thanks for being here,” I say. “I want to ask you for advice about what I should study in college. You...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
531 Words
Dartmouth and Yale: open-ended supplement I didn’t start calling myself a feminist until I was fifteen, but I think I’ve always been one. From a young age, I wasn’t confident in my appearance and knew that I didn’t have the nonchalance of a popular girl. But I found that my love of books and quirky personality better classified me as a nerd, and I learned to embrace my low position in the queen bee hierarchy, championing...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
679 Words
Princeton: Write about someone that has influenced you. My introduction to John Green involved, what else, Harry Potter. The first video of his that I ever watched was entitled “Harry Potter Nerds Win at Life,” and while I figured that he would make me laugh, I didn’t expect him to start discussing the miracle of human consciousness and the philosophy of being a nerd. But I soon found that this sort of thoughtful and enthusiastic observation is typical of...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
288 Words
I had alumni interviews for UChicago, Princeton, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, Penn, and Northwestern. I applied Early Action to UChicago so my interview was in early November, and the rest of them were in January. All of them were in person. A couple took place at the interviewer's home, and the others were at places such as cafes. I also had an interview for Harvard over Skype in early March, possibly because I didn't get an alumni interview. A few differences between my interviews: ...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.41
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Band, School Choir, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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