College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Weston , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, NYU, GWU, BC, Richmond, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

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

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew), Skiing
Extracurricular Activities: Green Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
180 Words
"C'mon. Let's get up." I offer my hand to the boy writhing in the snow, one ski off, for the umpteenth time. Again he refuses, continuing to shriek and cry, immobile. A ski instructor's nightmare. But for me, it's just another lesson. Evan, the severely autistic 12-year-old I'm teaching, is one of my many students—all suffering from some sort of disability—at Waterville Valley Adaptive Snowsports. I've been blessed with immense opportunity my entire life, so I wanted to...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
598 Words
We always hear about the starving children in Africa and about the plight of the citizens of third-world countries many of us can’t even find on a map. We feel sorrow and sympathy for these families who can’t afford food for dinner every night. We’re concerned, with good reason, that so many people in these third-world countries can’t provide themselves with the basics needed to sustain basic life. But neither can so many of our fellow...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
1379 Words
“Men’s youth lightweight eight. Finals.” The loudspeaker ruptured the still silence and intense concentration that had permeated the air. “Lane one. Friends of Port Rowing A.” Oh, we so have them. “Lane two. Wayland-Weston Rowing Association A.” That’s me. That’s my race. Okay. Okay. “Lane three. Community Rowing A.” No way. They got this in the bag. “Lane four. New Canaan A.” They beat us yesterday, but it was just by two seconds. I bet we can...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
21 Words
I was deferred and sent in...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
1 Words

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
8 Words
Suck up...

How to increase chances at my school
43 Words
You really have to be exceptional at everything, particularly things that nobody else...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
28 Words
Get an internship that mirrors what you're looking...

Why I ultimately chose my school
6 Words
It's Harvard....

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
33 Words
I let coaches know I was interested in the team,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
64 Words
Cambridge is the ultimate college town, and Boston is the most amazing city on the planet. We've got everything...

What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
Write what comes to mind in your essays. I spent like three months on one...

What set me apart from other applicants
25 Words
My extracurriculars and my essays. They really do...