aao1997
aao1997,
Yale ‘20
B.A., Economics, , Mathematics
Entering my Freshman Year at Yale and excited to explore my myriad interests (as well as help out future applicants along the way)
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
13
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Crystal Lake, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The incessant Q&A never really got to me. "Yes, I am an albino." "Yes, my eyes are blue, not red." "Yes, I do know how much some would pay for this hair." I always told myself I had a story to tell. God made me special, right? Living with a disability, I sought to convince myself of internal worth at a young age. Nothing truly combatted such worth until I reached high school and listened more closely. Surprisingly, words...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
505 Words
I tighten my lace, pull up my tights, and put on my knickers as I prepare for my high school’s annual Madrigal Dinner. The culmination of months filled with hard work, this unique event transports audiences to a 16th century themed evening filled with classical music. My role: performing approximately an hour of complex choral chamber material while dressed in the historical garb. The madrigal ensemble, hand-picked from the best singers at our high school, epitomizes my fervor for...
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Additional Essay Details
57 Words
Essay writing was a very cathartic process. I went through many revisions on my Personal Statement. When writing about a personal struggle, one can easily fall into the mistake of highlighting let-downs rather than triumphs. Always make sure that your writing tells a story with an ending that, if not happy, puts yourself in a greater light.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
I would have spent more time in the college app process thinking about my development as a...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
52 Words
I'm going into a decent bit of debt to attend Yale, but I sincerely think that...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.98
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, School Theater/Plays, Debate Club/Team, Prom Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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