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How I got into Yale (Interview 4)

Stats

SAT: 1580 (800 Math, 780 Reading)

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

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 1

Size of Class: 132

AP's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, American History, World History, US Government, Statistics, Computer Science, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, English Language, English Literature, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.


Extracurriculars

  • I interned at a law firm from my Freshman year until my Senior year

  • I was the chief editor of my school newspaper from my Freshman year until my Senior year

  • I was the founder and President of my schools "Green Action Team." A club dedicated towards environmental outreach and conservation in the community.


Personal Story

"I was thrilled to get into Yale. I wasn't too sure I would make it, but I decided to apply anyway. I thought that worst case scenario they'd say 'no' and I could live with that. So I decided to just apply and see what happened."


Useful Advice

"I'd say that they should think and do things differently. For example, usually people who like STEM courses participate in STEM oriented activities like Math league, or Science Olympiad, or something similar. However, if someone who took STEM courses did poetry club or was editor of the school news paper or was on their schools debate team, they would stand out.


I believe that this is what helped me stand out. While I am and will always be interested in science and math and engineering, the fact that I combined the two seemingly incompatible areas of humanities and engineering it helped me skyrocket past a lot of other people.


I'm advise them to go outside their strict circle of competence and try flirting with other areas and ideas."


Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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