<p>I am 1/4 Mexican which makes me legally a Mexican-American (though I'm pretty white) so when I fill out forms I have put to down both Hispanic and White. I attend the #1 public high school in my state and I'm in the top 12%. My unweighted GPA is a 4.367, and my high school grades are mostly As with a few Bs. I did make a C one semester sophomore year, but my grades have greatly improved since and I managed only one B junior year. </p>
<p>My SAT is in the upper 1300s & I retook it last week and I believe I did better.
My ACT is a 31.
I'm on the tennis team, in student government, community service clubs, and a whole slew of other ec.
I am a National Merit Commended Student and a National Merit Hispanic Scholar.
My family and I do a lot of international travelling, such as going into the middle of the Amazon Basin in eastern Peru surrounded by native villages and I've attended Spanish school for a month in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, which allowed me to skip a year of Spanish.
I'm taking the hardest classes my school has to offer and my AP courses are US History (5), Euro History, Bio, Spanish 4 & 5, and English.</p>
<p>I realize that I am an extremely weak candidate for Harvard, but the sole reason I am taking my chances is because of my minority status. Harvard has a Mexican-American population of 3.6%. My essay focused on being white but being counted as a Mexican-American and the whole identity thing. I've checked over these forums but I haven't seen anything else about Hispanic applicants. While Harvard is my number one choice, I'm realistic about my chances and I'm applying to a bunch of other schools that I actually have a shot at. Just wondering if anyone knew what the usual Harvard Mexican-American is like. Any feedback on my chances will be welcome, thanks.</p>