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How I got into Yale (Interview 8)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019


SAT: 1570 (790 Math, 780 Reading)

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

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 1

Size of Class: 137

Ap's Taken: Biology, Environmental Science, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics Mechanics, English Language, English Literature, American History, European History


  • I was a national history day state participant in every single year of high school

  • I was in my schools band and was captain in my Junior and Senior years

  • I was the leader of my schools Community Outreach club and served as president of the club during my junior and senior years.

Personal Story

"I was pretty surprised when getting into Yale, but it wasn't something I was too shocked about.

I knew that I was a good student so I knew I had a decent chance of getting into Yale, but actually getting in was a completely different story. It was different actually holding the acceptance letter in my hand and seeing it on the screen. I didn't expect to be as excited as I was, but it was pretty exciting."

Useful Advice

"It's hard to really isolate one thing which may have been the thing which got me into Yale, but I think that an important one for me was having a mentor who already attended Princeton.

I met my mentor through a tutoring company and learning center a couple years back . and he had just become a sophomore at Princeton. After bothering him for a bit we became friends and he finally decided to become my tutor and help me try to get to Princeton. I didn't end up going to Princeton, but having him pretty much hold my hand through the entire process of picking schools, doing financial aid, and writing the essay played a huge part in my getting into Yale."

Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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