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How I got into Harvard (Interview 6)

Updated: Jan 1, 2020

Stats

SAT: 1480 (780 Math, 700 Reading)

ACT: 34 (33 English, 36 Math, 34 Reading, 34 Science)

GPA: 3.51

Rank in Class: 56

Size of Class: 309

AP's Taken: AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, European history, Government and Politics (Comparative), Government and Politics (US), Microeconomics, Macroeconomics


Extracurriculars

  • I was the captain of the Soccer team and the captain of the track and field team at my school from Sophomore year and Senior year

  • I was the Vice-President of my class from my Sophomore year until my senior year

  • I was the President of my schools Business and Entrepreneurship Club from my freshman year until my senior year.


Short Personal Story

"Getting into Harvard was pretty much a given. I wasn't too worried about it. My step-mom went to Harvard, my dad went to Princeton and all of my siblings when to Harvard, Yale or Columbia, so I was guaranteed to get into Harvard.


I didn't even bother checking the portal until maybe April when I just accepted to get it over with so that my step-mom would stop bothering me about it. But, overall, it wasn't that big a deal.


I was pretty hyped about being able to finally play on their rugby team though. I heard that they threw some pretty good parties and was pretty excited to join the frats there.


So, for me, since I pretty much knew I was getting in, it wasn't really that big a deal. It wasn't something worth being excited for, or celebrating."

Useful Advice "I had a bunch of tutors for pretty much everything in high schools and I say that it helped me out a little bit. I think I got maybe 5 hours of tutoring a week in Math, Science, History, Business and English throughout high school and that make sure that my grades were on track and that I could get the scores I needed to get into Harvard for sure.


I'd say that if they have good grades and pretty good SAT scores they should be fine. If they want to really make sure that they have a good shot of getting in they could get some extra tutoring help, but other than that, I'd tell them to focus on their grades and SAT's and they'll be good."


Harvard Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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