Harvard ‘17
B.S., Chemistry, , Molecular Biology
Student at Harvard from Utah, born in Mexico. Currently studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. Sports Chair for the Harvard Crimson.
Features Included


Hometown Salt Lake City, Utah
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemistry

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
123 Words
Leadership experience
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).

General 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...

High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School TypePublic
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Converted SAT Score1520
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Details8 classes and scores


SportsCross Country, Track & Field, Soccer


ActivitiesChurch, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Yearbook

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