College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a college student from California, interested in international relations and law.
From: Menlo Park , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: BU, GWU, Tufts, UC Berkeley, UCSD, JHU, Harvard
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Homecoming committee, Key Club, Political Campaign, Debate Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Student Activities Committee, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

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....

College 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...

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...

What set me apart from other applicants
50 Words
As cheesy as it sounds, I really liked my extracurriculars and I think it showed...