College Admissions Info

nygirl3711
nygirl3711
Harvard University ‘17
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard freshman interested in the humanities.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Binghamton, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2110
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School theater/plays, Model Congress / Model UN
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Death of a loved one
1083 Words
Quiet Skin Standing there in that dark hospital room, it was just me. I was the only live soul in the room; I said my last goodbye. There were so many goodbyes up until that point, goodbyes that included mutual tears and soothing lines on his part. He would tell me that even if he was gone, I would always be able to hear his voice inside of my head. For a year, I had thought about what I would...















Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
9 Words
Essay about why I wanted to go to Harvard.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
131 Words
If you're interested in research, definitely find a mentor who will allow you to work at their lab. I did research at a well-known chemistry lab the summer between junior and senior year. This showed incentive on my part,...





How I chose schools to apply to
63 Words
I visited all different kinds of schools: big schools, small schools, liberal arts schools, or research universities. This gave...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
61 Words
I initially wanted a school that would be located in a more rural area. However, when I got...





What set me apart from other applicants
118 Words
I think my writing definitely set me apart from other applicants. After I got into Harvard, the admissions counselor who read my application reached out to me and told me that a large part of...





Why I ultimately chose my school
93 Words
Harvard is early action, so it does not restrict you from applying to other schools after you are accepted. I initially believed that I would apply to other...





What I’d change about my application process
116 Words
The application process made me very anxious. I didn't think I would get into my top schools and spent way too much time worrying about it. I think that if you have good SAT scores...





My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
My English teacher of three years and my AP Biology teacher wrote my recommendations....