College Admissions Info
Harvard University ‘17
BA, Economics, Statistics
BA, Economics, Statistics
- Test Scores
- High School Performance
- Extracurriculars & Awards
- Personal statement
- 1 supplemental essays
- 5 advice topics
I am a junior undergraduate at Harvard College concentrating in statistics.From: La Cañada Flintridge , California
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Dartmouth, Duke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Fordham, Miami, UNC, UVA, UCSB, UCLA, Florida, Vanderbilt, WashU
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish
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High School Performance
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Extracurriculars & Awards
Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Football
College Application Essays
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
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
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 I had drafts completed by the time summer was over. She also went over topics with me and helped me formulate ideas on what to write about. But what I...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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 first few interviews. But I would have one piece of advice- make sure you can respond to the statement, "Tell...
My favorite course thus far, and why
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 language, and English. The first such class I took was Case Studies in Global Health, during my freshman fall. We studied different global health issues from a biosocial...
Why I ultimately chose my school
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...
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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...