College Admissions Info

jabc7783
jabc7783
Harvard University ‘17
BA,

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UChicago, McGill, UToronto, UBC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, School Band, Student Council / Government
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
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College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
543 Words
I interviewed with five schools (Stanford didn't offer interviews in my country) and had very different interviewers/experiences for each of them. From what I understand about admissions interviews, they only matter at the extremes. Because interviewers are often not official admissions personnel, their reviews of students can be quite erratic. As a result, they only really make a difference in the admissions process if the interviewer has a negative impression of the applicant. If you come across as a terrible person during face to face conversation, the college will not want you. But an interviewer who seems to love...











My advice about getting recommenders
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Most schools only need two teacher recommendation letters plus a counsellor letter, but I actually asked three different teachers to write me letters and had the third one mailed in. I did this because I thought each recommendation offered a unique perspective on me as a student. One of my recommendations was from a teacher who had taught me in AP classes and also coached me in my main extracurricular. I had also travelled and spent a lot of time with her, so she knew my personality well. I thought that her letter could give the admissions office a good...







What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Harvard is a truly incredible place to go to school. It's very different than I expected - contrary to popular belief, not everyone here is a workaholic. In fact, the vast majority of people are not workaholics. Yes, they motivate themselves to get work done, but they relax, procrastinate, and have a lot of fun too. Not everyone at Harvard is a genius, but everyone is...