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How I got into Princeton (Interview 6)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Stats

  • SAT: 1520 (760 Math, 760 Reading)

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

  • GPA: 3.89

  • Rank in Class: 12

  • Size of Class: 287

  • AP's Taken: Physics Mechanics, AB Calculus, American History, European History, World History, AP US Government Comparative, AP US Government Policy, Statistics, English Language, English Literature, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, German Language, French Language, Latin, Italian Language, Spanish Language

Extracurriculars

  • I was president of my schools World Heritage club from my sophomore year until my senior year.

  • I was the Vice President of my school's history bowl team and literature club.

  • I was in my school band and theatre teams from the freshman year until my senior year.

Short Personal Story

"Princeton is pretty cool. It wasn't my top choice, but it was nice to get in.


I don't actually remember how I felt about getting into here. I was probably excited, but pretty annoyed that I didn't get into Harvard.


It's cool to be here, but it really wasn't that special getting in."


Useful Advice

"I think my advantage was that compared to the people applying for my major I had really really good scores.


If there's one thing I'd tell people to help them out, I'd say that they should position themselves in a spot where they have a competitive advantage.


For example, as a Classics major and theatre minor, I didn't really need that high of a GPA and SAT score. So compared to the other people applying to that major I was probably in the top 1% of applicants. So it was pretty much inevitable that I would get picked.


I'd say that people should focus on one thing that they are really good at and display that thing and that thing alone. That should help put them in a spot to be one of the best in that category.


It's actually not that hard to get into a good school. If you have good enough scores and position yourself correctly, it's really easy."


Princeton Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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