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How I got into Yale (Interview 12)

Stats

SAT: 1490 (770 Math, 720 Reading)

ACT: N/A

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 2

Size of Class: 49

Ap's Taken: Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, English Language, American History


Extracurriculars

  • I was the President of my class from my freshman year through to my senior year

  • I was the captain of my schools basketball team and have been on the varsity football team for 4 years

  • I was the captain of my schools math league and served as captain for 3 years.


Personal Story

"It was absolutely insane when I got into Yale. No one in my school had gotten into Yale from my school in the last 20 years and it was absolutely crazy for someone to get into there.


Coming from a rural midwest town about 25 minutes South West of Topeka and 25 minutes South East of Lawrence and visiting Yale for the first time felt like going to Narnia. New Haven was incredible! There were these beautiful buildings and parks and landscapes and skyline and everything! It was just such an amazing sight to see!


Until visiting New Haven I had ever traveled anywhere in the country and the largest city I had ever been to was Topeka and seeing this place with all these people moving around was just crazy to me because I had never seen anything like it before.


Getting accepted to Yale was a dream come true and seemed like something out of a movie because of how ridiculous it all was."


Useful Advice

"I don't think here's any secret but really really hard work. I didn't come from a family with a last name or anything like that and I didn't have any fancy tutors or anything and my family didn't own any fancy computers and technology or anything. All I did was work really hard and leave the rest to god.


I think that if there's anyone who wants to go anywhere in life they need to work really hard. That's what's going to do it."


Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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