College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘
Mathematics, Computer Science, Language Studies and Linguistics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

From: Harrisburg , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: CMU, Cornell, Harvard, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
71 Words
I made sure to highlight the things that made me me. There are plenty of people with similar grades and "standard"...

Why I declined other schools
32 Words
Given my situation, Harvard was the best choice. Cornell and...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
61 Words
My main extracurricular here has been getting involved with the mountaineering club on campus. It's a really great...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
124 Words
I only interviewed for three schools, MIT, UChicago, and Harvard, and I'd rate how well I thought they went in the same order. My Harvard interviewer even suggested I apply somewhere else instead! My results, however, were...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
257 Words
Although there are a lot of national challenges with big rewards, look for the small local ones! Ultimately, you're more likely to get a decent amount of money by applying to a lot of smaller local awards rather than a lot of big ones, as they attract much more attention. By really focusing on a few and reworking all your existing essays for others, you'll definitely get a couple thousand (more if your area, unlike mine,...

My advice about getting recommenders
143 Words
My recommendation letters were written by the teachers I got to know the most during high school-one math, one english. To figure out whom you should ask, first check the requirements for the schools to which you are applying, often they require some...