College Admissions Info

yalie18
yalie18
Yale University ‘18
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

My twin brother and I both attend college and live with our single mom in a low-income household.
From: Stratford , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Princeton, Amherst, Williams, Northeastern, Fordham, Trinity, ConnCollege, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2000
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Highest SAT: 2000
SAT Prep:
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Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.06
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

I was beaten down by a sport that used to bring me up. My new-to-swimming, nine-year-old dreams had sunk to the bottom of the pool. I had wanted nothing more than to be the next Natalie Coughlin or the rising star, Michael Phelps. Now, I simply went through the motions, planned to finish the season, and be done with swimming forever. Pain is only temporary. True, maybe, but how come I've had muscle fatigue for the past three weeks straight?...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
Yale has always been Yale to me. Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed that someday down the road I'd be able to walk into the magical world of Yale University and call it home for the next four years. To be honest, I obsessively visit the campus and go to the book store, sit down, and read, all while pretending to be a Yale student. The academic prestige is just what I’m looking for in...



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
506 Words
A little girl with bursting brown eyes stumbles into the living room of the small apartment she shares with her twin brother and mother. Emphasis on stumbles; she’s wearing a pair of high heels much too big for her miniature feet. When her mother glances toward the commotion, she stops in her tracks. She hears eight soft words, “I want to be just like you, Mommy.” My mother had this effect on me when I was six and still...







Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
112 Words
I'd like to address my SAT scores. I was only able to take the SAT Reasoning Test once, when I had originally planned to take it twice. Because the SAT fee waiver only allows two waived fees, I used one for a reasoning test and one for subject tests. While I am pretty content with the scores that I received on both, I know that they are not representative of my full potential. Taking the tests again and paying full...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
192 Words
I would definitely have applied to less schools. The entire application period is extremely stressful and you feel like you are spreading yourself out thin. I know personally, I wanted to apply to pretty much any good school because I figured if I did that, my chances of attending a good school was higher. I would not recommend...