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Harvard?

JakeZimJakeZim 1 replies1 threads New Member
What are my chances of getting into Harvard?

Not a legacy
Hispanic
Male
Applying to humanities
Applied REA

36 Composite ACT
740 Chem SAT Subject Test
780 Math 2 SAT Subject Test
5.132 Weighted GPA
4.000 Unweighted GPA
28th in class of 667 students
(Top 5%)
AP’s: four 5’s and four 4’s

Vice President of Fundraising
(Raised a few thousand dollars for my class)

Very involved in Student Government

Chapter founder of “My Little Free Library”

Founder of Community Service Program that benefits homeless students at my school

Treasurer of Thespian International Honor Society at my school

Major role in all school musicals

Nominated as Best Actor for the National High School Theater Awards

State critic’s choice winner in Florida for Thespian competition
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  • harvard2024maybeharvard2024maybe 1 replies0 threads New Member
  • compmomcompmom 11110 replies78 threads Senior Member
    @harvard2024, this is your first post. On what basis are you saying "low"?

    I disagree. @JakeZim I think you have a shot at getting in, for sure, but like everyone else, don't count on it and make sure you have other schools that you could be happy attending. Your acting/musical theater activities are an important part of your application, and I hope you are submitting an arts supplement with a video, a resume with performances and awards, and a letter or two from a teacher or director related to theater.

    I would be curious to know more about the community service to homeless students.

    Be careful not to pad your application. What was involved in the little free library? Should that be listed? Is it in a community with no library, for instance? Did it take a lot of initiative to get going? If so, great, keep it.

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  • JakeZimJakeZim 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thanks for the advice! I unfortunately missed the deadline to submit a video of any performances, but I did submit a resume. I started the little free library because I have difficulty reading myself, and I wanted to inspire more people to read in the community, but I’m afraid the only place I explained this was in my interview. Will it help that I’m a person who applied in the humanities with an obvious intention to join their drama program since not too many people with my stats would be applying for drama? Or would they only want to accept people who are #1 in the nation at drama with acceptable stats?
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