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Chance me-REA 2024

Zay123Zay123 5 replies1 threads New Member
Hello! I know this is a rather common discussion topic, but Id just like to get some feedback. I'm applying restrictive early action to Harvard and have already sent in my application. I'd just like to hear what you guys think about my chances(you can be as positive or as negative as you want, I don't mind at all :smile: ). Any feedback is appreciated!

Demographics:
Gender- Male
Ethnicity- White(European, Middle Eastern, North African)

Grades:
GPA- 3.89(Unweighted) 4.89(Weighted)
ACT- 34 Composite, 34 English, 32 Math, 35 Science, 36 Reading, 10 Writing
SAT Subject Tests- 720 Biology, 740 US History
Class Rank- Top 10%
Classes: I've taken Honor and AP classes my entire academic career. Ive completed 4 APs so far: Biology(4), Language and Composition(5), Microeconomics(4) and US History(5).
Im currently taking Physics 2, Literature, BC Calculus, Government and Politics, and Macroeconomics. Ive taken band every single year.
(Note: I did not submit my AP scores)

Honors:
-National Honors Society
-High Honors every year

Activities/Extracurricular:
-Model UN President, also the receiver of 2 Golden Gavels for best delegate
-Trombone player. I've also been selected for my district(Massachusetts Eastern District)'s band every year. I also play in numerous bands both inside and outside of school.
-I've worked a job as a cashier ever since I was able to (14 years old), both during school and during the summer.
- President of the Campaign Club, where we discussed politics and helped students get engaged in the process.
- Representative to the student government for 2 years.
- Internship at a bio hub company for the summer of 2019. I was a bioinformatics technician.
- A member of math club for 2 years. It was officially disbanded and hasn't been able to be resuscitated.

Recommendations:
- One from my Biology teacher and one from my AP Language/Composition teacher(who also helps me run the Model UN). Both rate me very highly.

I think that's everything! Hope to hear from you guys!
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5582 replies80 threads Senior Member
    edited November 17
    Non athletes, non legacies, non directors list, non z list, non celebrity child, non billionaire child, non diversity and inclusion preference, non international, non employee related applicant has between 280 and 300 spots, per year, per gender.

    There are 1.8 million USA based applicants in the national pool. Plus international. Plus gap year.

    There are multitudes of applicants qualified to attend. It’s a numbers game.

    My belief is that is nearly statistically impossible that anyone, regardless of demonstrated excellence, such as yourself, will be accepted.

    Every year a few do. These anecdotes do not change the math.

    I think you have an impressive profile, congratulations. I would simply say don’t get caught up in the hype and be realistic.

    You have a lot of competition for the hundreds of other great schools and my one and only focus would be making sure I nail those to the best of my ability.
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  • Zay123Zay123 5 replies1 threads New Member
    Non athletes, non legacies, non directors list, non z list, non celebrity child, non billionaire child, non diversity and inclusion preference, non international, non employee related applicant has between 280 and 300 spots, per year, per gender.

    There are 1.8 million USA based applicants in the national pool. Plus international. Plus gap year.

    There are multitudes of applicants qualified to attend. It’s a numbers game.

    My belief is that is nearly statistically impossible that anyone, regardless of demonstrated excellence, such as yourself, will be accepted.

    Every year a few do. These anecdotes do not change the math.

    I think you have an impressive profile, congratulations. I would simply say don’t get caught up in the hype and be realistic.

    You have a lot of competition for the hundreds of other great schools and my one and only focus would be making sure I nail those to the best of my ability.

    Thanks for the advice and sorry for taking so long.

    I've made sure to try to distance myself from Harvard in the *likely* case that Im deferred, and already have made my applications for a couple other schools where I should have a much greater chance. I will try to fight for the spot in Harvard, especially in the interview, but Im trying to stay realistic and mellow about the whole thing.

    Im also glad you found my profile impressive! Hopefully a university sees it the same way.
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