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How I got into Harvard (Interview 10)

Stats

SAT: 1510 (780 Math, 730 Reading)

ACT: 34 (34 English, 35 Math, 32 Reading, 35 Science)

GPA: 3.52

Rank in Class: 83

Size of Class: 203

AP's Taken: AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, American History, Chemistry


Extracurriculars

  • I was the president of my class from my Freshman year until my Senior year

  • I played soccer, did wrestling, and played golf at the varsity level in all four years of high school and became captain of my soccer team in my Sophomore year, and the captain of the wrestling and golf teams in my junior year.


Short Personal Story

"Not going to lie, I'm a member of the 'lucky sperm club' so getting into Harvard was pretty easy for me. Both my parents, uncles and aunts went there as well as my grandfathers on both my mom and dad's side. So, I had an easier ride there than most.


I remember our school Valedictorian getting rejected from a bunch of schools he applied to making it into our state school and a couple of other good schools, but was completely shut out of the Ivy League. I remember the dude absolutely hating me when college day rolled around and he realized that I was going to Harvard and I completely understand where he's coming from cuz I'd be pissed too if I were him.


But, aside from all that, it was pretty cool to get into Harvard. It's a cool school and it was nice to continue the family tradition."

Useful Advice "Other than legacy, what helped me with the process was knowing what to expect. My parents hired a course planner and resume strategist to help build my resume so that it would look really good to the admissions officers. I think that, when paired with decent scores and legacy pushed me through."


Harvard Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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