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How I got into Yale (Interview 11)

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Stats

SAT: 1500 (700 Math, 1800 Reading)

ACT: 35 (36 English, 34 Math, 36 Reading, 32 Science)

GPA: 3.87

Rank in Class: 8

Size of Class: 268

Ap's Taken: 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, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature


Extracurriculars

  • I was the leader of my schools Culture Club and was president of the club in my Senior year

  • I was the editor of my school newspaper and became chief editor in my Junior and senior year

  • I was the leader of schools debate team during my junior and senior years


Personal Story

"I was pretty excited when I got into Yale. It was without a doubt pretty cool, but I was more excited to finally finish high school and finally move on from there."


Useful Advice

"I'd say that the essay is the really important because it allows admissions officers to see personality and the humanity in an applicant.


After reading a bunch of reddit posts I realized that pretty much every applicant is more or less the same in terms of scores, extracurriculars, and pretty much everything. So the only way to really stand out would be to have an outstanding essay.


I'd recommend that people spend a lot of time working on their essay and speaking about who they are, what they have to offer, and why they want to go to the school they want."


Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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