College Admissions Info

e.harburg
e.harburg
Yale University ‘18
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a sophomore at Yale University studying English.
From: Potomac , Maryland
Gender: Female
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Middlebury, UMich, WashU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

2340
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Theater/Plays
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

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...









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...









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...



College 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...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
46 Words
Yale is known for its a capella scene, as well as for political activism...





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...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
38 Words
Yale is above all a supportive and nuturing environment...not something...





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...





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...





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...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven. Curious....





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...