College Admissions Info

GMharvard
GMharvard
Harvard University ‘17
Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Chemistry, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Harvard College '17
From: Medway , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Rochester, Amherst, Tufts, BC, Georgetown, Notre Dame
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2320
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Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

Top 1%
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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Prom Committee, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

My Time to Wake Up The ticking of the clock. The pounding of my heart. I sat in the tiny holding room anxiously waiting, waiting for something, anything. My father paced nervously. My mother offered me her characteristic half-smile, but I knew her heart wasn’t in it. The phone rang from the corner of the room. I jolted at the jarring sound as my father jumped to answer it. Few words were exchanged with some indecipherable voice. I knew...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
397 Words
Education is freedom. This April I spent a week on RESERVATION [name redacted] in STATE as part of a cultural immersion and service experience. Working with students at SCHOOL [name redacted], speaking with the TRIBE [name redacted, and witnessing the stark juxtaposition of beautiful landscape with horrid living conditions gave me a new perspective on social injustices within the United States. My experience in SCHOOL’s fourth-grade classroom was so important not just for what math lessons and writing help...







Additional Essay Details:
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My personal statement tells the story of a personal experience with cancer and how this experience shapes the life of the young boy it affects. It shows the young boy transforming from the patient lying on the operating table to the surgeon performing the operation. It reflects how I hope to grow over the course of my college education.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Start early, and apply to every scholarship to which you are eligible to apply. You never know which might come back in your favor. I found that using search engines such as Google can be an effective way of finding scholarships that match your specific needs and skill sets as an applicant. Search locally also. Visit your local supermarket, Lions...



My advice about getting recommenders
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My teachers who knew me best. These were teachers I worked with extensively after school to master material, improve written communication, and just discuss life. These are relationships you will want to begin to foster as early as you can as these are the relationships you can foster in high school that will most benefit your admissions to college. Spend...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge interviewers have to offer. Come prepared with questions to ask. This demonstrates you are interested in a school on more than just a superficial level. Coming with questions can also prevent an awkward lull in a conversation that may leave an interviewer with a bad taste after your interview is complete. Regarding interview...



How I chose schools to apply to
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Choose schools to apply to that you're genuinely interested in. Visit as many schools as possible on tours. If you are not able to go tour a school in person, spend as much time on the website as possible. Learn about the people, the academics, life outside of the classroom, and everything that is going to define the next four...



Why I ultimately chose my school
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I ultimately chose to attend Harvard because I was not positive of the academic and career path that I intend to take. I felt that if I attended a more focused school, I would limit the amount of opportunities that I had to diversify myself as an educated young man. Harvard's liberal arts agenda molds well-rounded, well-thought, and well-prepared undergraduates...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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Definitely send additional material if you ware wait listed at a college you seriously would like to attend. However, don't fret too much if you have already been admitted to schools that you would like to attend. Wait lists can seem like blows to the ego or personal character attacks, but they are simply reflective of the fact that college...



Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private admissions counselor, but this is only because my guidance counselor at my high school was an excellent resource. If you ever feel that you are not being paid enough attention to or that your application is not in prime shape, I encourage you to pursue the services of a private admissions counselor.

How to increase chances at my school
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The best way to increase your chances to be admitted to a college is to simply express all your best qualities through your application. Capitalize on your strengths rather than finding excuses for your weaknesses.

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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One of the best ways to answer the "Why Us" supplement essay on a college application is to take advantage of knowledge that professors can provide to you. Email professors who teach courses and conduct research that you find interesting and write about these courses and research on your applications. This is a great way to demonstrate your genuine interest...

Why I declined other schools
87 Words
I ultimately chose to attend Harvard because I was not positive of the academic and career path that I intend to take. I felt that if I attended a more focused school, I would limit the amount of opportunities that I had to diversify myself as an educated young man. Harvard's liberal arts agenda molds well-rounded, well-thought, and well-prepared undergraduates...