jfer22
jfer22,
Harvard ‘17
B.A., International Relations
I am a college student from California, interested in international relations and law.
Features Included
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Essays
12
Schools
13
Scores
3
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Menlo Park, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Additional Essay Details
110 Words
I discussed two extracurricular activities in which I had participated and how they had contributed to my skills and personality. I focused on defining events within each of these activities, how I dealt with the challenge, and what I got out of the experience. One challenge was a debate tournament and one was a difficult topic discussed by an administrative board. Both times, I had to defend an unpopular position and I explained why these were valuable experiences to me....
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
154 Words
I did not use a private college counselor. I was lucky that my teachers were willing to read and edit my essays and provide feedback. I believe I benefitted from not having a counselor because my essays were unique, as counselors provide the same advice to...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
164 Words
I had a wide variety of interview experiences. Mostly, it was alumni who loved their school and want to make sure that you would be a good fit for it. I don't know how much weight the interview really carries. Just be somewhat informed about the school, ask enthusiastic...
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What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
As cheesy as it sounds, I really liked my extracurriculars and I think it showed...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHomecoming committee, Key Club, Political Campaign, Debate Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Student Activities Committee, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Application Additional Materials

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