swim_chicka_16
swim_chicka_16,
Harvard ‘17
B.A., Molecular Biology
I am a freshman at Harvard from Idaho who is involved in Rowing and ROTC
Features Included
3
Essays
18
Schools
17
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
5
Sports

Background

Hometown Eagle
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
  • United States Military Academy at West Point (West Point, NY)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Molecular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
506 Words
Creative personal story
The call was unexpected: “Rachel, you are a top Navy ROTC applicant and we want to offer you a four-year scholarship for use anywhere.” I almost dropped the phone – I could go to any school regardless of cost. My parents had warned me that I didn’t qualify for financial aid. Yet, my parents aren’t wealthy and can’t write $60,000 checks each year. The amount of merit aid might force my choice of school. But this call was the...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
566 Words
Harvard, Yale -- For many people, the term “family” means their nuclear family – the parents and siblings they live with – that’s all. Luckily for me, the word family encompasses a great many people: my nuclear family, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, distant relatives, in-laws, and their friends – more than sixty if I were to count. I am fortunate to be part of this very large, and very close-knit, family. My maternal grandmother was born and raised in Colombia,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
522 Words
Pomona -- While running, I tried pulling my hair back into a ponytail. It’s a hard feat to achieve, but it was utterly necessary if I wanted to beat my cousin. My 6-year-old cousin had wanted to race me all the way from the Teacups ride at Disneyland to Star Tours. I could not let him win. We were almost there, when something caught my eye. I came to a stop, but Julian kept going. From about a hundred...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
34 Words
I interviewed with Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, USMA, USNA, USAFA,...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
MCB60 - Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine - the information...
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Post-college plans
12 Words
I hope to go...
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My advice about getting recommenders
42 Words
Find people who know you well and you know will write good things...
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What set me apart from other applicants
60 Words
I had good grades and decent test scores, but what I think set me apart was that I...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.99
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving (Recruited), Track & Field, Volleyball (Recruited), Water Polo, Skiing

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach, After School Sports Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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