College Admissions Info

aao1997
aao1997
Yale University ‘20
BA, Economics, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Entering my Freshman Year at Yale and excited to explore my myriad interests (as well as help out future applicants along the way)
From: Crystal Lake , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Notre Dame, CMU, USC, UMich, Illinois, Indiana
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2280
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
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High School Performance

3.98
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School theater/plays, Debate Club/Team, Prom Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

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...









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...







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.

College 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...





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...