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How I got into Harvard (Interview 12)

Stats

SAT: 1570 (800 Math, 770 Reading)

ACT: 35 (35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 35 Science)

GPA: 3.87

Rank in Class: 6

Size of Class: 156

AP's Taken: Physics Mechanics, Physics Electromagnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Chinese Language


Extracurriculars

  • I was in my schools band and became the leader of my band group in my junior year

  • I was on the schools debate and literature teams in my sophomore, junior, and senior years

  • I was in my schools DECA chapter in my sophomore, junior and senior years


Short Personal Story

"I WAS SUPER EXCITED WHEN GETTING INTO HARVARD! OH MY GOODNESS!! HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PLACE!!


The people are A-MAZ-ING! The buildings are beautiful! And most of all, I'M AT HARVARD!


I never really thought I could get in and pretty much wrote and application sort of just testing my luck and at first I got deferred. Even though I really didn't expect to get it, I was absolutely devastated and thought that I would never get in. But, I was accepted in the spring and that was everything. It felt amazing!"

Useful Advice "Some really useful advice which I wish I would have taken would be to hedge my bets when I was applying to colleges. Although this isn't directly useful it will save you a lot of stress just in case you don't get into the college you applied to right away.


I applied to Harvard early and got deferred and that, wasn't so great. So I kinda panicked and applied to like 13 other schools for the regular application, which may have been overkill, but I really wanted to make sure that I was going somewhere.


So, if I were to give advice to people on something which might help them, I'd say that they should apply to their dream school and safety school first so that they can be sure that they're going somewhere "


Harvard Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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