College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BA, Economics, Statistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a junior undergraduate at Harvard College concentrating in statistics.
From: La Cañada Flintridge , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Dartmouth, Duke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Fordham, Miami, UNC, UVA, UCSB, UCLA, Florida, Vanderbilt, WashU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Football
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
662 Words
On Being a Hybrid I have given a lot of thought to writing about being a hybrid. Not a car, mind you, like a Prius, but a hybrid of race. Sure, I am technically one hundred percent Hispanic, as my last name indicates, but sometimes I feel like I am in between cultures. The culture of Hispanic Miami, the capital of Cuba, is very different from that of White La Canada. In La Canada, I am considered one of the...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
373 Words
My Latino upbringing has instilled in me a strong sense of family and community. Even though my entire extended family resides in Miami, we stay in contact and offer each other advice and support. As the first in my family to apply to a four-year college, I am constantly peppered with questions from my aunts: what classes should my cousins take? What is the best way to prepare for standardized testing? On another level, they are always there to let...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
101 Words
I did use a private admissions counselor, her name is Vicky DeFelice, and she is based in Orange County. She mostly helped me with editing my essays and making sure...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
130 Words
Make sure you can talk about yourself, and be confident. I never found myself caught off guard by a question. Having never done an interview of any kind before the application process, I was really nervous before each of...

My favorite course thus far, and why
107 Words
Case Studies in Global Health: Biosocial Perspectives When I got to Harvard, I was very excited about taking classes in subjects different from the standard high school curriculum of math, science, foreign...

Why I ultimately chose my school
278 Words
If you’ve been accepted to Harvard, congratulations- you’re one of a select few to have been admitted. But if you’re on the fence about whether or not to attend, let me try to convince you. A Harvard education is not only one of the best in quality in the world, but there are many intangible benefits in going here. Harvard offers a lot of support for its undergraduate students, be it academic or otherwise. Harvard’s alumni network strength is...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
263 Words
Harvard students are noted for their dedication to activities outside of their coursework. Here at Harvard, it’s very easy to get involved. Each fall, Harvard’s student-run organizations participate in the activities fair, where students can explore Harvard’s diverse extracurricular opportunities. Believe me, there’s something here for everyone. Overall, clubs are a great way to meet new people while participating in something that one is passionate about. Whether you want to gain experience in your prospective...