College Admissions Info

kathryngundersen
kathryngunderse
Harvard University ‘17
BA, English, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a current freshman studying English and Psychology at Harvard University with an interest in pursuing law. I love creative writing, and I spend my free time writing novels, short stories, and journalism pieces.
From: Seaford , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, NYU, Northeastern, BC, Hofstra
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2250
SAT
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, School Band, Marching Band, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, French Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Reaching a goal
103 Words
Setting and achieving goals has always been hugely important to me, and I believe that the goals I've reached through my passion, writing, define me in a major way. For the past six consecutive years I've participated in National Novel Writing Month, an annual contest that challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, and won. This is a goal that requires a lot of commitment, balance, and time management, and it's important to keep going in order...



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
71 Words
I sent in a supplemental essay about my creation and continued ownership of a website called hungergamesrpg.com. I began this website as an online role-play game for Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series just after the first book came out when I was in eighth grade. The website has since grown to have nearly ten thousand members, and managing and maintaining it over the years has been extremely important to me.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
76 Words
I know that many of you will have a focus in different subjects, but if you're close with an English teacher at all,...