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Harvard Class of 2023 RD

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  • redcloud17redcloud17 117 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @apparently22 I like your mindset :)

    Rejected, but...that's all right. I'm curious, however, how much alumni siblings factor into admissions?
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  • apparently22apparently22 85 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Article from The Crimson re: admissions this year https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/3/29/2023-admit-numbers/
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  • DataminerDataminer 171 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @solidcashmoney You ought to try Univ of Michigan which has a better program in mechanical engineering. Or any of those big state schools in the midwest, such as Purdue or Ohio State.
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  • SiouxPrideSiouxPride 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Hello I am OOS Native American Student
    I have 4.8 W GPA
    Multiple college in the highschool classes
    Good SAT
    Good Subject Tests
    Fantastic extracurricular and essay
    Recommendations 9/10 (My religion teacher give okay rec)

    I got in gender studies?
    Is there 2023 Acceptance Facebook page?
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  • apparently22apparently22 85 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 2019
    @SiouxPride Congrats! I think you can go back to the Harvard admissions website (not the portal) and they should have something like "admitted students" at the top of the page and click there. They provide the links to the admitted students facebook page. Again congrats!
    edited March 2019
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  • isfj2019isfj2019 5 replies0 threads New Member
    If accept WL here how does it impact other admitted schools?
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  • waiting4rejectswaiting4rejects 4 replies0 threads New Member
    I got accepted yesterday !!!
    Does anyone know if there is a groupme for prospective harvard students ?
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  • gibbygibby 10537 replies248 threads Senior Member
    edited March 2019
    @isfj2019 wrote "If accept WL here how does it impact other admitted schools?"

    It doesn't impact other admitted schools at all. Here's what happens:

    You agree to accept a spot on Harvard's waitlist. Then, by May 1st, you must also accept an offer from a college that admitted you. In most cases -- aside from HYP -- the accepted student must put down a deposit by May 1st at the college they have agreed to matriculate to.

    Harvard won't know how many spots are available for waitlisted students until AFTER May 1st. So you wait. In the past, there have been about three rounds of waitlisted notifications starting around mid-May and going until mid-June.

    If you hear nothing from Harvard, you do nothing. If Harvard calls (yes, they actually telephone you, they don't email waitlisted students), you will have about a week to consider Harvard's offer. If you accept Harvard's offer of acceptance from the waitlist, you must immediately let the college you agreed to matriculate to know you are withdrawing your acceptance. In most instances you will lose your deposit at the college you initially agreed to attend. That's the entire process. The college you agree to matriculate to understands the waitlist process, as most likely they too have a waitlist.
    edited March 2019
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  • isfj2019isfj2019 5 replies0 threads New Member
    @gibby Thanks a lot, well understood.
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  • Illuminate27Illuminate27 50 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Futureivy2023, accepted here, no communication from Harvard prior to decision notification at all.
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  • NorealnamereyNorealnamerey 5 replies2 threads New Member
    Hi there, I am an international applicant. Got accepted in Harvard, Yale, Amherst and Williams.
    I wanted to to know if any of them would consider providing financial aid to visit those colleges in their respective dates, bulldog for Yale for instance. Was wondering if it would be a wise decision to ask them. I would love to know what previous international applicants did.

    Secondly, do we recieve the merchandise (Tshirts) from the colleges as well? And if so, after selecting one or just by being admitted?

    Thank you
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  • NellieWhoahNellieWhoah 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @studentathlete18 Thank you, yes I would like more information especially with regards to finance/investment banking career. Currently evaluating offers from Wharton and NYU as well.
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  • studentathlete18studentathlete18 216 replies21 threads Junior Member
    @NellieWhoah Harvard has the best undergraduate economics department in the country. Full stop. We have lots of professional organizations that give you experience in the consulting or finance world and great tenured faculty. I will also say here at Harvard it is by no means necessary to participate in purely finance related activities to go into finance. My friend is a senior and history major and is headed to NY next year to work at a venture capital firm. Two other of my friends were president of some of Harvard's largest finance groups and both work at Blackstone. There is unlimited opportunity at Harvard to do a variety of things to put yourself on a path to success.
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  • NellieWhoahNellieWhoah 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @studentathlete18 Thank you for this insight. It's great to get other perspectives from inside Harvard that are current. For IB in general, I'm told all three schools are strong but Wall Street firms look more favorably on Stern and Wharton's undergraduate pre professional finance training for new employees though Harvard has the branding advantage by far.
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  • BKSquaredBKSquared 1636 replies8 threads Senior Member
    ^I would not base a decision based on hearsay on finance firms looking more favorably on Stern and Wharton. First, Stern, while a fine program, is not Wharton. Further as a former senior banker and person very much involved with hiring, IB's look for bright, trainable and hard working entry level workers. Pick the school that will give the best 4 year experience based on your intellectual interests.
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  • NellieWhoahNellieWhoah 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @BKSquared Thank you for that feedback. Doing the ultimate due diligence now and figuring how to pay. It's going to be tough decision... the next and final visit is to Cambridge since we visited the others last summer.
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  • BKSquaredBKSquared 1636 replies8 threads Senior Member
    Can't imagine Harvard being a lower net cost than Stern or Wharton. Harvard is also 100% grant for any FA. NYU is in the heart of the Village. Lived there for 7+ years and is an amazing neighborhood, but I think the neighborhood creates a distraction from the college experience. Harvard will not teach you finance, but will give you a broader education, and imo opens more options than being a Wharton grad.
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  • NellieWhoahNellieWhoah 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Very surprisingly for aid thus far, Harvard was more generous followed by Penn and NYU!
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  • BKSquaredBKSquared 1636 replies8 threads Senior Member
    ^Missed a "not" before "being". HYPS generally have the best aid, NYU not so much.
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  • studentathlete18studentathlete18 216 replies21 threads Junior Member
    @NellieWhoah I can promise that you won't have a problem getting a Wall Street job after Harvard.
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