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How to Get into Harvard


How to Get into Harvard

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A lot of you have been asking me for advice on how to get into Harvard, so here's my advice!

I'm only a student, I'm not an admissions officer, so I don't claim to know everything! Hopefully this video will still give some good advice! If you guys have any questions, post them as comments down below, and I'll try to answer them in later videos.

Harvard student, Class of 2016.




A lot of people want to know how to get into Harvard and in this video, I try to describe how I got into and how you can get into Harvard. This video describes Harvard academics, extracurriculars, passions, etc.

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How I Got Into Harvard

Do you want to get into Harvard? It isn't easy! SupertutorTV alumnus Stefani shared with us all about her application and acceptance to the prestigious Harvard University.

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Harvard University is the top university of the world. Only 5% of applicants get admitted and you should start working on your application 2 years prior the application deadline.
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I wanted to tell the story of my high school career, ultimately culminating in my acceptance to Harvard. As a recruited athlete at Harvard, my path to getting in was different than others maybe, but getting into Harvard is different for anyone. Hopefully, this video will be useful in showing you how to get into Harvard. I might do more videos about the likely letter and recruiting process at Harvard, or the Harvard application process, or how to do well on SATs to get into Harvard, or a number of other things--let me know what you want.

Thanks for watching, stay tuned.

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How to Crack World's Toughest Global B-schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Kellogg

There’s no doubt that applying to Global Business Schools can be a very stressful undertaking. Researching MBA programs, taking the GMAT, writing essays, and running around for recommendations can be downright difficult.

Piyush Pratik went through a journey no different. He could not get through any global B-school last year but that feeling could not hold him back from trying again, so he came back with a bang and cracked not just one but four of the most prestigious universities in the world - Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and Kellogg School of Management.

His academic and professional record is as follows:-

- Graduated from IIT Delhi with a degree in Biotechnology.
- Joined Management Consulting at Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant.
- Moved to InMobi to pursue his interest in internet technology. Started with Product Marketing. Presently Director of InMobi's Remarketing business, leading strategy & business operations for US, EU, LATAM, and India markets.

He spent his childhood in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia), having moved there at age 10. Came back to India after Class X, completed Class XII from DPS RK Puram, New Delhi.

A short summary of his academic/extra-curricular achievements profile:

- Graduated top 3 of his class at IIT, with a CGPA of 8.7/10. Won the BOSS (Batch of '77) Award, IIT Delhi for the best final-year research project. Also published 2 papers in international journals on his work (cancer research).
- Has a passion for theater, which he pursued very actively at IIT Delhi. Performed at various intel-college competitions at national level, winning several awards.
- Was actively involved in student government at IIT. He was elected to the top student position of responsibility (House Secretary), where he led end-to-end operations of his hostel; he was also a student representative at the IIT Delhi Senate.
- Recipient of the Director's Gold Medal, IIT Delhi for being the best all-rounder of the graduating batch.

How I Got Into Harvard

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

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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--and this is a touchy subject, but I want to be honest with you--I am 1/4 black, so I identified as African American on my application. Affirmative action is in place to help people who are currently experiencing systematic discrimination OR who have historically experienced discrimination. I fall under the latter; on my father's side of the family, we are descendants of slaves. Through my family's relationship with discrimination, I have acquired a unique perspective on what it means to be black. Because I am black. Legally and personally. I can't tell someone whether or not it is the right decision for them to use affirmative action, but for me, it was. Additionally, I included pictures of my face on my application. Any admission officer who saw my application was able to weigh my choice of race against my complexion. If you dislike the decision I made, I would suggest that you listen to more people of mixed race, and try to understand the varied opinions on this topic. Next, I would advise you to direct your hate toward the system in place, not toward the people who go through that system.


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Just a talking video like old timess. This is just my story on how I got into Harvard, but everyone is different so don’t think this is the only course of action !! I know the horrors of college applications are coming up soon, so don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions at all, love you guys and wishing you all the luck!

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Harvard Is NOT Heaven

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No person, place, or thing, will ever fix all your problems. Here is what that meant for me when I went to Harvard. Also, today is the anniversary of graduation. It has officially been 1 year since I graduated. Wow. Time flies.

Keep in mind that I LOVE HARVARD. Any criticism I made was done in love. I would absolutely recommend it and believe that the pros outweigh the cons.

Hope this video isn't too verbose or self-indulgent. If it is, oh well! I'll try again next week!

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Rejected from Stanford, Accepted to Harvard

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Rejected from Stanford, accepted to Harvard. Like a boss. Class of 2016 represent!




The Secret to Straight A's

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Going to Harvard

Going to an Ivy League school such as Harvard University is a dream for many. For Dhruva Bhat, this dream has become a reality. Dhurva is headed to Harvard University, this summer to start his undergraduate studies. In this short video Dhruva explains how he feels about going to Harvard, how he applied, and any advice he can share with his fellow Indian students.

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How To Get Into Harvard | Spoken Word Poetry

This video tells the truth about how to get into Harvard and Stanford and how to respond to your admissions decision. Please watch and share the video with anyone is thinking of applying to college, has recently received an acceptance/rejection, or will be going through the process in the future.

I’m an international student from London who applied to US Colleges from a public high school that had never sent any students to Harvard or Stanford before. This meant that I had to find out how to go about the process on my own, which turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. I remember reading incredible amounts of unnecessary and misleading information that would have led me to believe that my less-than-perfect score on the SAT should have stopped me from even giving the application a try. The truth is, academics matter, but they aren’t everything. The admissions officers are human, and if you can prove to them that you’d be able to cope well with the workload at Harvard or Stanford then they will move on to the more personal parts of your application. Other websites were telling students that they had to have started a million dollar business or cured cancer to even be looked at; once again, not true. It’s important to realize that places like Harvard and Stanford want to put together an interesting, vibrant, diverse community of students with a range of fascinating experiences and unique perspectives. They do not want every person to be the same, and, after spending time with a number of admissions officers at Admit Events after being accepted, I can assure you that they also don’t want people who are convinced that attending a specific university is the only way they’ll ever be able to make a success of their life.

So, after being asked by lots of people, I decided to make a video offering my take on it all. How you can improve your chances (what scores you really need, what you should spend your time doing, which extracurriculars to pursue, how to craft your essay etc.) and how you can approach the whole process in the best way. At the end of the day, the decisions process could boil down one person's opinion of you, so you need to know your own worth irrespective of what that might be. Harvard and Stanford are great tools for making connections, taking part in valuable discussions and getting your foot in the door for certain careers. However, in the modern world, recognizing your individual skills and becoming aware of how to deploy them in order to offer value to people is far more important than where you attend University. Make the most of whichever University you attend, and don’t see that place as the end destination that will strip all of your problems away. College doesn't define you. Having that independent mentality, where you’re reading for the sake of growing intellectually and participating in activities for the sake of fulfilling your potential, will massively help you in the admissions process AND make sure that any time spent on it, whatever the outcome, is worthwhile. There are so many parts of college applications that are beyond our control; whether the admissions officer is having a good day when they read our profile, whether they happen to connect with our particular story, the list goes on and on… However, we can control whether we choose to put across a true version of ourselves and, even more importantly, how we react to the decision. We can either let a University define us or use the acceptance/rejection to push us on to more joy, happiness, and success.

I didn’t want to just give you a standard video when there are so many others available, so I thought I’d make this in the form of a spoken word poem. I’ve always liked the format and thought it’d be a more enjoyable and engaging way of getting the point across.

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