Articles , Blog November 17, 2019 100 Comments How I Got Into Harvard | Ahsante the Artist Dereck Turner Post navigation Making Art that’s You2 COLOR CHALLENGE – Painting with James Gurney 100 thoughts on “How I Got Into Harvard | Ahsante the Artist” Alex Pedro says: December 3, 2015 at 1:39 am I just realized a white privilege I had: Not worrying about race relations when choosing a college. This was illuminating. Also, are you super woman? Because holy crap that's a lot of accomplishment! Reply rainbowbrite621 says: December 3, 2015 at 1:51 am It is always great to hear about young African Americans doing great things!!! Thank you for sharing this!!!This is so refreshing to hear!!!! Reply ReadHeadPat says: December 3, 2015 at 2:14 am I got second-hand stress from that enormous list of clubs lolAnd I'd definitely like to hear the story of how you found out early! I also found out early for a school I applied for and I was very confused. I TOTALLY agree that the campus tours swayed my decision on where to go. I don't love everything about my college (mainly because of the super racist mascot) but I do like the people I've met and how I feel on campus most of the time (I say "most" because there are occasions where I see "Trump 2016" or "Planned Parenthood Ends Lives" written in chalk by fellow students and I question why I go to the same place as such trolls and/or ignorant people). And lol my friend going to Harvard now says she wants to be a professor someday just so she can call out all the white guys saying ignorant/problematic stuff on campus. Also my conclusion from this video: Embrace the power of YOLO Reply Paola Henriquez says: December 3, 2015 at 4:45 am And I thought being in a lot of clubs, being a double minority and having a 3.8 GPA was good enough. You are my inspiration! I will keep pushing myself to do well 🙂 Reply ruthr0xy says: December 3, 2015 at 10:59 am so you just graduated from Harvard? congrats! Reply BlueSkies11 says: December 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm I loved this video ahhh! It's so creative ! The t shirts! All of the t shirts ! I want more t shirts ! Reply Just Call Me Wah says: December 4, 2015 at 2:30 am I want to hear the Harvard story 🙂 Reply Tayo O. says: December 4, 2015 at 8:26 pm I want to hear the harvard story! I found out I got into the university I go to now early too, i was actually more scary than exciting lmao P.S I DIDNT KNOW YOU'RE FROM MARYLAND! (MD represent!) sorry i'm too hypeP.S.S what part of maryland are you from? Reply Baldwin Villager says: December 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm I love this video! very creative & informative…new subbie Reply Duty Free Critic by M.Dee says: December 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm What I'm really impressed by is that you kept all those shirts. Reply loose goose says: December 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm She speaks well and she definitely looks like she belong there! U go girl Reply Dana Harrison says: December 10, 2015 at 3:39 am This "How To" series is awesome! What tools do you use to create your videos? Reply Yuki Yu says: December 10, 2015 at 8:31 am I'm a junior with 3.5 unweighted GPA. With 3 AP.classes currently. 1870 SAT score. BUT, I have my own company and make 80K a year. Do i have a chance? or maybe for other ivys? Reply Lizzlolzz says: December 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm Hi i'm dutch and i want to get into harvard. I'm in HAVO which is basically AP for every class.I have no idea how i should calculate my GPA since everything will be way lower even tho i am taking harder classes.I hope you can help me, Thanks. 🙂 Reply Andriea Denise says: December 12, 2015 at 7:23 am LOL…YOLO! That's so cool though! Reply utamorgan says: December 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm It's nice to see how the students I drive around Harvard got into Harvard! Reply KamtasticYou says: December 18, 2015 at 3:48 am That's interesting that you mentioned HBCU. My manager invited me to attend the 2015 BEYA (Black Engineer of the Year Award) Conference, which is when I started recognizing HBCU institutions. Also, i saw a Maryland t-shirt. Are you a Maryland-er? Reply Wiktoria Hatala says: December 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm this must have taken so much time to make just because of all of those shirt changes😂 Reply Ummara Khan says: January 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm you're goals! Haha thanks for this😊😊 Reply Greg Humphries says: January 5, 2016 at 1:40 am Hey Ahsante, love the video! I've got my interview for Harvard this Sunday and so was just wondering if there's anyway I might be able to contact you to ask a couple of questions? Happy new year!!! Reply LIt Ga says: January 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm yolo Reply Sun Ely says: January 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm OMGoodness. Your story is just like mine. I likewise only applied to a few schools because I knew I was going to HUI (Hampton U). I ended up going to Berkeley. It's good to know there are other people out there who have gone through similar experiences. Thanks so much for keeping it real and sharing. 🙂 Reply Michaela Eidsness says: January 14, 2016 at 6:47 pm Helpful videos Reply Michaela Eidsness says: January 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm What about ACT Reply Chazzzisawesome says: January 15, 2016 at 10:53 am I love your videos! Reply zeyma1998 says: January 20, 2016 at 7:08 am Have a video telling how the application process went for you, interview, etc Reply Chinelo Morah says: January 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm Oh my, this is like my 5th video from your channel, I love the way your views really relate to me, like we almost have the same thoughts on everything 😀 Just subscribed! Reply Jack Tran says: January 31, 2016 at 3:48 am Hi Ahsante! Im getting interviewed by Harvard soon and I was wondering if you have any good tips and advice about the interview? 😀 Please message me back if you can, any help is awesome! Reply s scv says: February 3, 2016 at 5:50 am Hey Ahsante, I know you don't like the concept of people comparing themselves in order to get into college, but i'm only asking to have an idea if I am on the right track. How many APs/IBs did you take? my school doesnt offer IB by the way Reply iluvmaryam says: February 12, 2016 at 4:09 am I used to be in by girl scouts but everyone in my troop quit Reply TOMMIE PHOENIX says: February 12, 2016 at 8:14 am Ayyyyy those IB courses whooped my ass into shape for college honestly. Also your college t-shirt game is insane!!!! Reply WITNESSx says: February 17, 2016 at 1:23 am Your shirt game is strong Reply N Saxena says: February 17, 2016 at 1:36 am Hey! What debate format did you do? I'm in debate as well! Policy or Lincoln Douglas? Reply JustRavi says: February 28, 2016 at 3:39 am i really wanna hear the story..!!!! Reply Thalia Grey says: March 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm Do you mind doing a video about you're experience with the IB program? I'm more of a STEM kid, so I'm not exactly sure if IB or AP is right for me… 😓😆 Reply Nicole Smith says: March 13, 2016 at 8:34 am do you have to be in IB to get any chance to get into an ivy league? my schools IB program is awful and I don't want to take chances of taking IB and then failing anyway, is it worth it? Reply Anna Everywhere says: March 18, 2016 at 7:56 pm I'm going to start recommending your Harvard series to my followers who keep asking me how I got into Harvard 🙂 Reply Gleek buck says: March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm What AP/IB classes did you take? Reply Angela Peng says: March 29, 2016 at 12:01 am Awwessssome!!!! What class did you take in 9th grade? Reply DoriKenxe says: April 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm I have a English teacher like that too! My test scores in that class weren't too bad (nothing below a 86), did all my homework (which he never checked), read all the books I needed to, put everything into my projects, book reports, and writing assignments, participated everyday, and I still only gotten a 90. This might not seem like a bad deal or bad grade for some people but when you work the crap out of yourself and gotten this grade, it would be very upsetting. I'm waiting for my grade for this marking period. Reply Haniya Waseem says: April 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm love these videos! They are really helpful 😀 Please could you make a "how i found out i got in vid" I would loveee to watch that 🙂 Reply Chosen Won says: April 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm Good for you. What a great personality. Reply Vienna East says: April 7, 2016 at 11:41 pm Hi, so I'm Australian and I'm very interested in studying overseas, particularly in America. I get high marks at school, however in Australia we have very little opportunities to participate in clubs. The emphasis is very much on academics at my school; I do 3+ hours of homework/study every night and don't have a lot of spare time. I (obviously) noticed you were in 10+ teams/honour programs (although honour programs don't exist here). Do you have any advice for how I could both build my profile and improve my chances of getting into such an amazing school? Reply Andrew Cramer says: April 12, 2016 at 2:56 pm what's your major? Reply Alexander Boakye says: April 25, 2016 at 4:24 am where are you from Reply SadieTeachesThings says: April 29, 2016 at 4:54 am Lol clearly I missed this party. But now I'm retro stalking you. You are the raddest. Reply SadieTeachesThings says: April 29, 2016 at 4:57 am Girl you have so many tshirts. I am in AWE. Reply Charlie Harris says: May 1, 2016 at 12:38 am Oh "your parents". I'm gone. Reply Shiloh Marron says: May 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm im interested bout how u learned u got in . 🙂 Reply malayna816 says: May 21, 2016 at 3:53 am Yes do the story Reply Hiba agha says: May 28, 2016 at 11:32 am Great one continue✌✌✌✌u r amazing💜 Reply Maurits Bagger says: May 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm Congrats on your acceptance! I'm just curious, at what age did you join all the club associations? Reply Angela Solomon says: June 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm Is it super important to be in clubs freshman year???? Of high school Reply Rituraj Ranjan says: July 3, 2016 at 11:34 am How am I supposed to score good at the SAT math if I'm not a math major!?!? Reply Imelda ODJO says: July 22, 2016 at 10:40 am can you tell me is to necessary that the student have to be smart? because me I really what to apply there am in International Baccalaureate Robert Bosch College Reply shawnss_ muffin_6 says: July 23, 2016 at 5:25 am I'm an incoming freshman in highschool. Could you please tell me what classes or tips for when you were in 9th grade? Thank you! Reply Nehal Agrawal says: July 26, 2016 at 9:34 am hey, i am in high school and just wanted to know if you have any idea whether national honours society takes children from schools in india too? by the way I love you videos ! Reply Melody Melody says: August 8, 2016 at 2:17 am how to get into harvard: be a minority…. Reply ATC 1 says: August 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm For real my school doesn't even provide atleast one club how did you manage to get like 10????…. Reply Emma R says: August 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm I want to hear the story of your acceptance please!!!!! Reply Damola Abiola says: August 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm Hey, I was wondering if you got any Scholarships/ Financial Aid for Harvard xx Thank you Reply Neno Keno says: September 12, 2016 at 12:03 am New subscriber here 🙂 Thanks for this video and you're such a gorgeous lady and so funny to. Wish you lot of success for your prospective projects! Reply Rma 7 says: September 29, 2016 at 5:03 am How lucky you are studying in Harvard my dream since i was in 7 grade but am international student Reply Manal's World says: October 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm In my country there is no extra clubs in school Is it possible to get into haverd Reply Jonathan Barron says: October 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm lol like …how many different t-shirts does Ahsante have lol Reply Dawn Bunch says: November 10, 2016 at 11:08 pm Did you go to Einstein HS in Kensington, MD??? I'm class of 2018 there!! Trying to get into Yale and Stanford! Reply Jane Cena says: December 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm we wanna know your funny story Reply Vineta The Explorer says: December 5, 2016 at 11:21 pm WOW. We dont even offer that much lol Reply Lolwa AlKhulaifi says: December 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm I want to hear that story Reply happy face says: December 29, 2016 at 6:18 am Could you tell me a site for someone who is not fron USA how to get into Harvard? Reply Maria Rayan says: January 7, 2017 at 11:30 am wait a minute, I'm sorry, but what's all this about I wanted to go to a black collage, I didn't wanna go to harverd because I thought there were racist people there, what time are u living in??? and what is this club called black women club and what not, aren't u supposed to be equals now?? isn't racism left for assholes now? well your attitude the racism is still here and it will stay, u say that racism is from "blacks" or "white's" when in reality you're the one whose acting upon that issue, you're the one who's giving them the chance to do soo, loved your video by the way, it was very helpful , Reply Charlotte Dankwah says: January 8, 2017 at 2:20 am Can you pleaseeee tell us the story Reply Tampe Nicolas says: January 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm yhoo my first day at harvart was lyk wow u kno Reply Paula Idrovo Durán says: February 6, 2017 at 2:35 am I really need your help! I am from Ecuador and I am an excellent student, I got a 100% scholarship, I study Chinese, French, English and Ecuadorian Sign Language. I am studying at Universidad del Azuay at the first year of business administration but I discovered the great opportunity that studying at Harvard would be for me and my country. I am really interested in changing my country situation by changing young people's mentality because they don't take university as serious as everyone in other country does and I know studying is the only way to start our country's development. I was wondering if I can submit my university teachers recommendation instead of the counselor recommendation because I graduated from high school in 2014 and I don´t have any contact with them… I would like to study economics and I don´t know if I can apply… Reply Faduma F says: February 7, 2017 at 1:53 am You are so right. YOLO. Everybody start chanting…YOLO! Reply Syren the Supreme says: February 18, 2017 at 1:39 am I'm so glad I found this video! I'm in a similar predicament. I'm thinking about transferring to Howard or Harvard from my community college. The thought of attending Harvard still scares me but this has been truly encouraging! Reply life of a penny says: February 24, 2017 at 10:58 am yale Reply life of a penny says: February 24, 2017 at 10:58 am I love yale Reply Rupal Totale says: March 5, 2017 at 4:50 am I feel so stupid right now. Reply JT12 says: March 22, 2017 at 4:03 am how many damn shirts do you have lol Reply michael50694 says: April 2, 2017 at 9:07 am What did your parents think of your decision? Were they angry? Reply christine smith says: April 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm Haha loved the jokes. Quick q – in all those clubs tho did you have leadership positions and a siginificant role? Because just listing those many clubs wont help UNLESS you showed that you had an important part (which is what they look for!!) Reply rookie blue says: April 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm Oh my God you went to my highschool Reply Sarah Saad says: May 4, 2017 at 12:12 am What's your major at Harvard? Reply Nuska Osmonova says: June 4, 2017 at 9:51 am Thank you so much for sharing useful information about Harvard. I have a question to you: How do I apply for the magister degree of the Linguistics? Reply eblasphamy1 says: June 17, 2017 at 11:02 pm Adding your race and getting a ton of unearned points because melanin whilst taking out an Asian or White genius with a 145IQ Reply The Middle Man says: July 22, 2017 at 10:01 am Why is race so important to you? You'd assume an open-minded person wouldn't care about whether or not an institution was black or white. Reply CALLewisATL says: July 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm What im curious about is would you have picked Harvard again now that you know first-hand the experience of being black at an Ivy League?I have a number of friends who went to Ivy League schools, and did well academically, but I can't help but think they yearned to be in a comfortable space where they could just be themselves and not have to wave a flag for their race 24/7 (some have even expressed as much). Just curious on your thoughts Reply Azah Nde says: July 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm black girl magic Reply superchick9235 says: August 21, 2017 at 2:09 am Please tell this story! Reply Powermove Squadron says: September 4, 2017 at 8:04 am Because you're black and smart. 3 second video "because im black and smart." boom camera off ez peasy you're done the video. Just cut to the chase. Reply Sara Semma says: March 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm More women should be like you haha , one question ! How could we do if we have the capacities but not enough money? Reply Tonya Thompson says: March 12, 2018 at 2:15 am Not all white people are bad or racist. Just as not all blacks are bad or racist. Congrats on getting into Harvard!! Thats awesome! 😘 Reply myxNL says: March 29, 2018 at 1:00 am Full of urself much Reply lalaa says: September 10, 2018 at 12:11 am Ik im kinda late but were the extracurriculars only in 1 year or all through out high school? Reply Vincent Ardizzone says: February 18, 2019 at 12:12 pm Of course. When you don't get the grade you want, blame the teacher. Reply Vincent Ardizzone says: February 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm How much would you like to bet that if you were involved with Young Republicans, instead of Young Democrats, you would NOT have gotten into Harvard? Reply Ayesha S says: April 11, 2019 at 7:08 am Hi Ahsante, you are FANTASTIC! what software do you use for video editing? Reply crazyforcats19 says: September 1, 2019 at 9:31 pm Oh my goodness you got your Gold Award!! If you happen to see this, have you considered making a Girl Scout experience video? I'm a current senior and I still have very few ideas for my Gold Award… still working on that haha, but I want to get there! Reply Octavius The Great says: September 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm Creative use of tshirts to direct the story Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.