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How I got into Princeton (Interview 13)

Stats

  • SAT: 1580 (780 Math, 800 Reading)

  • ACT: 35 (36 English, 34 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science)

  • GPA: 3.85

  • Rank in Class: 7

  • Size of Class: 213

  • AP's Taken: American History, English Literature, English Language, European History, World History, US Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, German Language, French Language, Spanish Language, Latin, Chinese Language, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

Extracurriculars

  • I participated in my schools History Bowl, History Club and Debate teams.

  • I was the class President from my freshman year until the end of my junior year.

  • I was on my school's wrestling team for all four years of high school.

Short Personal Story

"I was pretty excited to get into Princeton. I had hear about these classical texts and artifacts they had when I was in high school and wanted more than anything to get in someday.


So, when the decision came out that I would be getting in I was overjoyed, I couldn't even control myself from jumping up and down from excitement and just pure elation at the thought of meeting new and interesting people I could learn so much from"


Useful Advice

"My advice for anyone who wants to get into any good school is to find one thing you really like and stick with that. I'd suggest that they choose one avenue to explore thier talents and dedicate everything they have towards achieving that one thing.


In my case, I chose classics as my intended field of interest. While I was good at science and interested in it, I didn't bother with it because I knew that I was terrific at anything related to the humanities and the study of classics. So I pretty much forfeited all of my interest in science and became the best I could possibly be in all the humanities courses I took.


I'd say that focusing on doing one or two things really really well will help someone master them and stand head and shoulder above everyone else who is unfocused but talented in a lot of different things."


Princeton Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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