Chatting with Recent Admits

Angie Peng

A view of Widener Library from University Hall on a sunny Friday afternoon on a rare quiet moment when there are no tour groups gathered in front of the landmark.

Remember the moment you got into Harvard? Of course you do. And, as jaded as you may be—or pretend to be—, it's always fun to relive the magic with the College's newest crop of admitted students. Flyby caught up with a couple of them to talk about exorbitant Facebook friending, awkward questions, and weeping puppies.

Sofia Gomez (Miami, Fla.)

What did you do when you found out you had gotten in?

I was at my dinner table with my best friend and my mom waiting for the email, and I didn't know how to react. I started screaming "I got into Harvard!"

Any enhanced Facebook activity?

I made my status that I got in and I had like six friend requests after. People wrote on my wall, guys wrote on my wall saying congratulations. A bunch of random people I haven't talked to in a long time, random guys, texted me.

Have you been asked on any Harvard-related dates?

I don't know...None yet. It's only been a couple days, but hopefully!

Did you know that every time someone chooses Yale over Harvard a small, adorable puppy sobs?

Oh really? I didn't know that one. I'll definitely take that into account...I crossed Yale off my list earlier today.

Amna Hashmi (Baltimore, Md.)

Who was the first person you called?

My dad, actually, because he wasn't home at the time. So I was freaking out, running laps around my house—normal accepted mania. It was me and my mom and my sister. I really wanted to look at the email by myself, but they wouldn't let me.

Have you been getting more Facebook friend requests from randos?

Not a ton...I'd say about 10. But the Facebook group really exploded. I just couldn't handle the notifications.

Is Crimson your color?

Yeah, definitely. Always.

Did you know that every time someone chooses Yale over Harvard a small adorable puppy sobs?

I completely agree with that. I had to burn all my Yale clothing when I got into Harvard. Well, not burn it, but I did give it to my friend who was going to Yale.

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