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Cool harvard acceptance stories?

AndoverguyAndoverguy 55 replies14 threads Junior Member
What are some cool Harvard acceptance stories?write them in this thread
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 9220 replies343 threads Senior Member
    Aren't you a high school freshman? I think you should do yourself a favor and step back from the hyperfocus on elite schools. So many of your posts are about what to do to get into Harvard. Nobody can give you a blueprint for that, and I think it's a mistake to frame every choice around whether or not it might get you into a school with single digits admission rates.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5780 replies84 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    Here’s one.

    A relatively unknown community organizer, born in Hawaii, attended Occidental and transferred, he then came out of of nowhere to become a very well known person in matter of four years.

    He was able to land a big job and worked there for 8 straight years Once he retired from his job, his daughter has been accepted to Harvard from a very small school in Washington DC.

    Not sure of her stats but she seems poised and bright.

    edited December 2019
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2019
    He didn’t transfer from Occidental to Harvard for undergrad. He transferred to Columbia. He had some advantage in admissions due to being URM, Ivy Legacy and private prep school graduate from Hawaii but from his later performance, it seems justified.

    He did attend Harvard law school but certainly not the Harvard undergrad admission success story OP asked for.
    edited December 2019
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  • happy1happy1 23215 replies2296 threads Senior Member
    @Riversider I believe the cool acceptance story was meant to be about the daughter
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    happy1 wrote: »
    @Riversider I believe the cool acceptance story was meant to be about the daughter

    In that case, it sure is a cool story, being a defacto princess has its perks. To be fair, we don’t know if she was accepted on merit. Even she wouldn’t know.
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  • happy1happy1 23215 replies2296 threads Senior Member
    @Riversider -- I took the post by @privatebanker to be "tongue in cheek" rather than to be taken seriously.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5780 replies84 threads Senior Member
    Lol. I was certainly posting as satire.

    But it is a pretty cool and true story. Now that I think about it.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
    edited January 4
    If true, Kennedy and Kushner’s Harvard acceptance stories are pretty cool too. So are hundreds of stories of numerous privileged kids getting in to top schools every year where they may never get accepted without their privilege of wealth, heritage, opportunities, recommendations etc.
    edited January 4
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