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Backpacker
Backpacker
Yale University, ‘
Engineering Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays

Student Background

I'm a backpacking and adventure seeking student from Jacksonville, FL who loves to solve problems through engineering
From: Jacksonville , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2300
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

A Backpacker’s Scale Scraps of shale and rust-colored sandstone skittered down the mountainside as my crewmates and I left the summit. I wasn’t paying attention to the sliding pebbles underfoot or the jacket-ripping wind; I nearly fell after forgetting to dig my heel into the slope, distracted by the disappearing view. We had hiked that day to the snow-ringed summit of Baldy Mountain, a peak 12,441 feet above sea level and the highest point on Philmont Scout Ranch. From...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
88 Words
I spent my summer with passionate students from eight nations at the Summer Science Program. I ate seaweed, played Turkish folk songs, and heard stories of corruption in Thailand. The problems were hard and the people were different, but we shared a love of learning. I hope to find this dynamic in college, and SSPers’ general love for Yale convinced me I would. Academically, I was caught when I read Yale Prof. Brudvig’s research in solar energy; I would...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
316 Words
I tiptoed down the stairs, earnestly trying to remember if any of the steps had creaked on the way up. Creeping out out the back door, I stumbled through the twilight to the garage. I tested the side door – unlocked! Inside, I spotted a tool chest and quickly searched it for a hex wrench. Sneaking back upstairs, I sat down in front of the media room’s door and backed out the over-tightened set screw holding the doorknob in place....





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