College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BA, Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at Harvard from Idaho who is involved in Rowing and ROTC
From: Eagle
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Naval Academy, West Point, Pomona, GA Tech, UNC, USC, UIdaho, Air Force Academy, CalTech, Claremont (CMC), WashU, W&L U, Duke
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving (Recruited), Track & Field, Volleyball (Recruited), Water Polo, Skiing
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Church, Tutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach, After School Sports Coach
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
506 Words
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...

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,...

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...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
34 Words
I interviewed with Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, USMA, USNA, USAFA,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
MCB60 - Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine - the information...

Post-college plans
12 Words
I hope to go...

My advice about getting recommenders
42 Words
Find people who know you well and you know will write good things...

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...