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How I got into Yale (Interview 5)


SAT: 1570 (770 Math, 800 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.90

Rank in Class: 3

Size of Class: 331

Ap's taken: AB Calculus, BC Calculus, English Language, English Literature, American History, European History, World History, Government and Politics, Comparative Government, French Language, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Environmental Science


  • I was the captain of my schools Science Olympiad and Science Bowl teams in my sophomore and junior years

  • I was the president of my schools math league from my sophomore year through my senior year

  • I was the president of my schools Computer Science club in my sophomore and senior year

  • I was the treasurer of my class in my freshman year

Personal Story

"I had no idea how to react when I got it in.

I applied in the fall to Princeton and ended up getting in which was pretty exciting. I had always wanted to go to an Ivy League school and it was amazing that I could finally 'join the club' so to speak. Then I applied to Yale in the winter more for myself than to actually get in. I just wanted to see what would happen.

I didn't really expect to get in and as the universe would have it, I would. That was awesome, but now it introduced this dilemma of trying to decide between two of the best schools on the planet. This certainly wasn't a bad dilemma to have, but it certainly was a little bit stressful trying to pick between the two."

Useful Advice

"I don't think that there's that much that's particular special in terms of what I did to get into Yale, but if there's one thing that may have helped me it would have to have been extra help.

I got a decent amount of teacher support and help in high school as it relates to school work, college applications and school life in general. I'd suggest that people get help from teachers, peers, tutors, mentors who will be able to make their college process much easier"

Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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