College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘18
Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Rogers , Arkansas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Georgetown, Yale, Oklahoma U, UArk
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
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High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Church, Library Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Political Campaign, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
596 Words
Here I see two different worlds. One, the rural, the traditional, hearkens back to my ancestors who settled on a farm in the Ozark Mountains almost two centuries ago. The other, the urban, the modern, beckons me to the fast-paced world of money, of glamor, of big buildings and bright lights. I am content here because I don’t have to choose here. I can hear the cars on the highway and the buzz of the city, but I can...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
29 Words
In my essay, I pictured myself at Yale and put myself in the places I was sure I would love-the libraries, the classrooms, and in conversation with fellow students.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
696 Words
The garish yellow spines of several “Nancy Drew” mysteries are just visible, reclining at a slight angle behind a stack of books that includes “America’s Interest in World Peace” by Irving Fisher and Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King.” On the shelf above resides my collection of Brian Jacques’ “Redwall” series, about twenty in all, books that I devoured throughout elementary and middle school, now collecting dust behind “The Closing of the American Mind” and “The Pickwick Papers.” Represented...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
559 Words
Before I made a decision to major in political economy, Georgetown only crossed my mind as the basketball team I occasionally pulled for during March Madness. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was looking for in a school; I only knew that I wanted to study policy and the economy, and particularly the degree to which they are intertwined. I believe it is impossible to understand political issues without understanding the economic factors that have shaped them, and likewise...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
502 Words
In my family, I have one uncle who is a gun-owning Southern Baptist preacher and another who is a pacifist living with his family in a Catholic Worker community. My circle of friends includes several who are strongly Christian and several who are strongly atheist. At church, there is a constant struggle between my progressive pastor and a somewhat more traditional congregation. Even two of my favorite teachers have ideologies directly opposing each other, one a staunch Tea Party conservative...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
I procrastinated on writing my essays, and that...

My advice about getting recommenders
69 Words
I had my favorite high school teachers write my recommendation letters, even if I wasn't planning to study the subject they...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
61 Words
The only school I interviewed with was Georgetown, since there weren't any Yale alums in my area. The...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
32 Words
I did not, and I wouldn't advise it. It feels...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
43 Words
My school's scholarship coordinator was really great at her job, and I found...

Post-college plans
15 Words
As of now, I'm planning...

How I chose schools to apply to
124 Words
I only applied to schools that I would seriously consider attending. I didn't see the point in applying to all of the Ivy League schools when I knew the only one I would consider attending was Yale....