How I Got Into Harvard





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Published on Aug 6, 2016

I explain how I got accepted to Harvard, so that hopefully it can help you with the college admission process! Harvard graduate, Class of 2016.

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How to Get Into Harvard: https://youtu.be/vJmrZTmVlDQ
How to Get Into Harvard (Part 2): https://youtu.be/oLxNMEHC44Y
College Interview Advice: https://youtu.be/2CSc7Kn-AOY
Successful Harvard Application Essay: https://youtu.be/S-b6rl7bl90

I applied to 5 dream schools, 2 reach schools, and 1 safety school. They were as follows:

***Dream: Harvard (Accepted), Stanford (Rejected), Yale (Rejected), Columbia (Wait-listed), Brown (Accepted)
***Reach: Berkeley (Accepted), University of Southern California (Accepted)
***Safety: University of Wisconsin (Accepted).... although, looking back on it... the UW is pretty hard to get into. So this was kind of an unsafe safety.

My philosophy when applying to schools was to only apply to schools that I would love to go to. Additionally, I applied for a ton of dream schools because I figured the more I applied to, the more likely I was to get into one of them.

AP Classes I took: AP English Literature, AP US History, AP US Government, AP Calculus AB

College Courses: Multivariable Calculus at Otterbein University, STEM classes at Ohio State University

Extra Classes: 3 years Spanish, 3 years Painting

*Oh! And I went to a public school in suburban Ohio! (That seems important to mention.)

GPA: 4.0 (unweighted), 4.7 (weighted)
ACT: 33 (normal), 34 (super score)
SAT: 2040 (can't remember individual breakdowns)
*I also took 2 SAT subject tests, but I can't remember which they were and what I got on them.

Extracurriculars: track (4 years), tennis (3 years), soccer (1 year high school, 10 years total), National Honors Society (2 years?), Ski Club (2 years)

Additionally, I am 1/4 black, so I identified as African American on my application. Affirmative action... if you can legally use it, use it. If you can't... don't. And if you're having some kind of moral hangup about using it, you have to sort that out in your own mind. I can't judge for you what is wrong and what is right!

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"La, La, La" by Otis McDonald

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Video Gear Used for This Video:
**Camera - Canon t5i

** Lens - Sigma 30mm f/1.4

**Microphone - Rode VideoMic Pro

**Tripod - Manfrotto Compact


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