College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘20
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Elizabeth, and I am from a small town in Florida. I graduated from Land O' Lakes High School, and am now a student at Yale University. My intended major is Biomedical Engineering with a Molecular Engineering focus, and I am a pre-med student.
From: Lagos , Florida , Nigeria
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, JHU, Duke, Brown, Dartmouth, WashU, USF, Florida, UCF
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Weight Lifting, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Church, Debate Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Key Club, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
492 Words
Harvard Writing Supplement: It had been two years since I had seen my father. I was young, innocent, and immature. I did not understand why he had just left us, but I continued to live my daily life with my brother and my mother. I woke up, I went to school, I went home, I practiced piano. Next day, repeat. My life was smooth, casual, and pleasantly systematic. But one day, coming home from the family pharmacy, my mother said...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
550 Words
Question: Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests (academic, extracurricular, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.) and how you will build upon them here. (300-500 Word limit) ​They say find what you love, and let it kill you. Life science may not have killed me, but it definitely...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
479 Words
Question: The “Gator Good” is a celebration of the ways in which the Gator Nation can use its tremendous resources and spirit of collaboration to tackle the challenges facing us all. Explore the Gator Good challenges here: . Select one challenge topic that speaks to you. How would you propose to dive into this challenge in a real, tangible way while an undergraduate student at the University of Florida? During the second semester of my junior...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
115 Words
Question: Why does Yale appeal to you? (100 words or less) Yale is committed to fostering diversity on its campus, which I admire, as I need a school that will be entirely welcoming of me. Yale also gives its students room to explore in their undergraduate years and allows for curiosity. This makes Yale the perfect environment for personal growth and thus, the perfect place for me. Yale also appeals to me because of the immense support it shows for its...

Additional Essay Details:
81 Words
Remember that admissions officers read thousands of essays every year. You DO NOT want to make your essays blend in with the rest, you want to write about something that makes YOU remarkable, something that makes YOU different from the rest. Have a powerful introduction and a memorable ending, but do not let the middle portions of your essay bore the reader. Have a teacher proofread your essays and ask your friends to read them to ensure they are not...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
177 Words
I did interviews for Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, and Dartmouth College, and each of them went very well. Prior to attending an interview, it is important to read and reread your resume. This will ensure that you do not forget to mention key details about yourself to your interviewer. Also, make...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
194 Words
Colleges absolutely LOVE to see students who are involved outside of the classroom, but they want to see that you are more than just a member of every club. Get involved in a few sports, activities, and clubs that really spark your interest, and stay involved. Being an active member or official of a club or sport...

Why I ultimately chose my school
277 Words
I often receive a number of questions from people as to why I decided to attend Yale instead of any of the other schools I was accepted to such as Harvard, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins. It came down to the fact that Yale had everything I wanted. Yale, although many people know it as a school that was typically humanities based, has invested a grand amount to their science divisions in the past few decades, to keep them competitive with...

What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
I am confident that what set me apart from...

How I chose schools to apply to
88 Words
The two most important factors for me when deciding which schools to apply to were my major and the location. I had intended to major in...