<p>I think they took me out of pity, since my stats aren't that strong. And I come from one of the crappiest high schools from one of the most competitive states. </p>
<p>GPA: 4.4 (weighted, as of semester one)
AP: We aren't allowed to take them before junior year, so this year : AP lang & comp, AP French lang & comp, AP Physics C
Other classes: Calculus H (BC next year :]), VHS Bioethics Symposium, Dual Enrollment, Band.
SAT: 2090 :[ (M670, CR670, W750) <- but I didn't know I would apply here, so I didn't even try on these. :[
SAT II: Bio - 740
Extracurriculars: Foreign Language Club Officer, Best Buddies Treasurer, Key Club treasurer, NHS, NAHS, NFHS, Lit Mag, art club, Band, played piano since the age of six and some competitions from there, As schools Match Wits, run indoor and outdoor track, FIRST Robotics team (programming)
Other: Harvard SSP summer of 2007, ASPIRE Polymer Engineering program, Hospital volunteering (100+ hours) Community service from other clubs, YES research project.
I'm also a second generation immigrant, so I don't know how much that influenced the decision. </p>
<p>But really, at least according to my stats, I don't think it's that academic based. Most of my essays were about my love of Stephen Hawking, meditation, the Buddha. And I wrote them a sonnet (albeit a bad one) for the 'what makes you unique?' question... :]</p>