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How I got into Yale (Interview 9)


SAT: 1580 (800 Math, 780 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.98

Rank in Class: 2

Size of Class: 369

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.


  • I was the president of my schools DECA chapter during my junior and senior years

  • I was the captain of my schools cross country team in my sophomore, junior, and senior years

  • I was the founder and president of the Engineering club and served as president from my freshman year through to my senior year.

Personal Story

"I got into Cornell early and was feeling pretty good about myself so I decided that since the die had come up six once I might be able to roll for another six. So I applied to Harvard, Yale and Princeton to see if I could get into any one of them.

I eded getting into only Yale, but it was Yale! After that I was exploding with happiness because I couldn't believe my luck! Karma handed me two wins in a row.

But, overall, getting into Yale was exciting because no only is it an amazing school, with amazing people, it also had a ton of courses in business, politics, and science which I knew I would love."

Useful Advice

"Something I wish I would have known is that applying in the fall often has substantially greater odds of making it into any of the ivy league schools than applying in the spring. This might be because of less applicants or higher caliber applicants, but when applying in the fall, a typical applicant has maybe a 4x higher percentage of making in into the school they want than the '5%' shown online.

What I would tell people, and myself if I could have gone back in time, would be to apply to their dream school like a Harvard, Princeton, or Yale early so that they have the highest possible odds of making it into the school."

Yale Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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