bchab
bchab,
Harvard ‘17
B.A., Art History
Junior ar Harvard University studying Humanities and involved in the Arts/Literary community
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
18
Scores
11
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Springfield, NJ, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Art History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
615 Words
Family background, Issue of personal significance
When I was young, I watched with puzzlement as my aunts, uncles, and cousins changed overnight with the mysterious and inexplicable advent of children. These newly minted parents suddenly took on an air of sagacity, appeared as if they had just learned the secret to life and tucked it away with a satisfied smile. Skeptical that having a child could beget such swift enlightenment, I brushed off my concern and told myself I would find out in the future with...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
504 Words
When I first moved from France to the United States, I was immediately perplexed by the sheer friendliness and warmth with which even the most distant of strangers greeted one another. It is not to say that the French are, as stereotype dictates, rude, but they are certainly less emphatic about their greetings. When I met my English teacher for the first time she seemed genuinely elated to see me, as if we were the oldest of friends. I was...
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Additional Essay Details
909 Words
The only two essays I wrote for all my applications are my common app essay, and my supplemental essay, which I used as a supplement for Harvard and as my personal statement for Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, Manchester University, and Edinburgh University. Even though Harvard says the supplemental essay is optional, I highly recommend writing one. I submitted my personal statement from the UK universities I had applied to because that was supposed to be very academic...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
99 Words
My guidance counselor and two teachers I had taken multiple classes with wrote my recommendations. I had known all three well for four years. My school was pretty small so...
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Why I declined other schools
123 Words
I declined Oxford in favor of Harvard because Harvard is so much more flexible academically. With Oxford, you apply to a specific program, and the classes you take each semester and each year for the three years...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
34 Words
I did not reach out to any professors, nor do...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
85 Words
Right off the bat, Harvard is almost unparalleled in financial aid. This was one of the biggest reasons I chose Harvard. The financial aid here...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
163 Words
The culture at Harvard is notorious for being super competitive, but what people don't realize is that people here are not competing with others, they're competing with themselves. Everyone here works themselves extremely hard and are not necessarily competing with you. That being said, it does create a culture...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
16 Words
No, I did not really...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Ambitious, Competitive,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
39 Words
Before applying, I didn't realize how few students are academic-focused. Most people's...
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My advice about getting recommenders
56 Words
Definitely start building a good relationship with some of your teachers one or two teachers early on....
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My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
The course from which I definitely learned the most is Benjamin Buchloh's Contemporary Art class. Buchloh is a world famous...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
96 Words
I interviewed with both Harvard and Oxford. The Harvard interview was quite casual. I had it with a Harvard alum at his home. We talked about my interests in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFrench Club, Student Council / Government, Debate Club/Team, Nursing Home Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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