College Admissions Info

Harvard University, ‘17
BS, Chemistry, Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student at Harvard from Utah, born in Mexico. Currently studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. Sports Chair for the Harvard Crimson.
From: Salt Lake City , Utah
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Dartmouth, UMich, Utah
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Church, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leadership experience
123 Words
For the personal statement I discussed my experience as a Lincoln-Douglas debater through out all of high school as well as my role as Vice President of my high school's team. I mainly focused on how I developed both intellectually and socially as a person due to the argumentative environment I was exposed to. I really felt that much of the social awareness and ideology which has shaped me as an individual stemmed from discussing these ideas in the forum...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
471 Words
With society at a crossroads over what we deem morally right and wrong, the idea of a normative, universal morality has come to my attention. Humans have a set rule of morals which are considered universal based on aspects such as maintaining human life. However, as I delve into philosophy I have become skeptic of these supposed moral norms that have been placed on us by society. I believe that society’s portrayal of universal morals has led to massive...

Additional Essay Details:
73 Words
Definitely not my best work (I wrote this as a last second thing after deciding I didn't want to write from the diversity angle since I felt it wasn't really me) but I enjoyed writing it. After having spent 4 years debating it was nice to express some of the ideas I had developed and learned throughout my debate experience and present it to the different universities. (Note: Used only for Ivies and UMich).

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
196 Words
If you are deferred after early admission (I was deferred to Harvard under early action before being admitted under regular) you should definitely send more material to the admissions office. An easy recommendation is to send one or two more letters of recommendations from teachers who will write good letters while also being honest. I’ve always felt that...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
46 Words
No. I never saw the point in using a private admissions counselors to prepare...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
183 Words
From my first visit to Harvard, I completely fell in love with Cambridge and the east coast in general. I think Cambridge is unique in that it houses some of the most renowned colleges in the world in MIT and Harvard yet you get a sense of humbleness from the city. It is an eclectic...

My favorite course thus far, and why
152 Words
Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 (MCB 60) - When I took this class, it was the first year it was offered, so there were a few bumps along the way. That being said, it was easily the best class I've taken on campus. My TF (Harvard speak for...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
163 Words
I interviewed with Harvard, Dartmouth, and Yale. Each interview was unique so I'll just spend a little bit of time on each. The Dartmouth one was kind of awkward; it was at the interviewers house and I felt that I was never really able to click with him. It...