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How I got into Princeton (Interview 12)


  • SAT: 1580 (800 Math, 780 Reading)

  • ACT: 36 (36 English, 36 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Science)

  • GPA: 4.0

  • Rank in Class: 1

  • Size of Class: 376

  • AP's Taken: Biology, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electromagnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, World History, Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature


  • I was the president of my schools STEM Club and participated in its theater program.

  • I played waterpolo all four years of high-school and was the captain of the team after my sophomore year. I also ran track and field all four years as well and was a captain of the sprinting team.

Short Personal Story

"I had a track meet on Ivy Day and let me tell you, there's nothing quite like sitting in a bus and competing while dreadfully waiting for what the results of your admissions were.

I remember having this constant adrenaline rush throughout all my races because my mind just wasn't there and instead was completely preoccupied with the decisions.

After I finally got home I opened up the portal and pretty much every good emotion I have ever felt in my life rushed out of me when I saw that I got into Princeton, Penn, and Cornell. It was this huge relief! It felt like I head just had a weight taken off my shoulders, everything felt sooo light. It was incredible!"

Useful Advice

"I'm kind of weird where my talents sort of help me stand out a little bit more than most so I'm not entirely sure if this advice applies to everyone but, I'd say that people should try to marry, as much as possible, the things they are passionate about.

For me, I loved theater, science and swimming and did my best to marry them as best as I could. I think that if you try to find the places where your passions overlap and do those things you can't really go wrong."

Princeton Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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