e.harburg
e.harburg,
Yale ‘18
B.A., English
I'm a sophomore at Yale University studying English.
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
13
Scores
9
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Potomac, Maryland
GenderFemale
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Italian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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From behind the curtain, all I can hear is the rustling of the audience shifting in their seats, amplified in the moment of silence before the lights go up. I take a deep breath and push past the curtain, taking in its familiar musty smell. I wait for the spotlight to hit me. When it does, it’s blinding. I make my way to center stage, and with each step I feel myself transform. I pull my center of gravity...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
525 Words
When I feel passionate about something, I dive into it. It’s why I’m prone to finish a good book the same day I start it, and why I spend over 40 hours working to get our school newspaper in during the week before the deadline. It’s why, as a member of student government, I devoted the entire month of February to help my school raise the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s nationwide contest. And...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
104 Words
I’ve visited Yale twice, once for my dad’s 20-year reunion, and again this fall. As a kid, I felt like I was walking through a fairy-tale, complete with ivy-wrapped, gargoyle-topped towers. When I returned, it hadn’t lost its magic, but I realized what made Yale unique was the people. Touring campus, hearing my dad’s stories of his Trumbull days, and sitting in a class, I felt the sense of community fostered by the college system, pictured...
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
51 Words
This semester I took a lecture called "Disney." It covered just about everything, from corporate...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
46 Words
Yale is known for its a capella scene, as well as for political activism...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
64 Words
I used a private admissions counselor and would highly recommend it. I was able to get immediate feedback tailored...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
38 Words
Yale is above all a supportive and nuturing environment...not something...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
80 Words
I was deferred from early admissions, which was at the time a major dissapointment. I felt like I had no chance of getting in--but...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
60 Words
I'm an editor for an online student publication, and I've acted in stage productions and student films. At...
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What I’d change about my application process
55 Words
I would have given myself more time. Like pretty much every rising senior, I told myself I...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven. Curious....
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
40 Words
I would increase communication between underclassmen and upperclassmen. From my experience, upperclassmen...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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