College Admissions Info

PaigeSwanson
PaigeSwanson
Yale University ‘20
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Questbridge Scholar. Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar. Yale University Class of 2020.
From: Rockford , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Illinois, UMich, AC, UConn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2210
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1520
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High School Performance

4.45
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Key Club
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

First days –new opportunities and defining moments. The day two days before my first day of senior year was a typical Saturday morning. I checked the mail and happened to find one very curious letter; it was addressed to me...from myself. I had written it at the end of eighth grade and my teacher had promised to send them out the summer before our senior year—I had completely forgotten it until that moment. The letter was rather uneventful...









First days –new opportunities and defining moments. The day two days before my first day of senior year was a typical Saturday morning. I checked the mail and happened to find one very curious letter; it was addressed to me...from myself. I had written it at the end of eighth grade and my teacher had promised to send them out the summer before our senior year—I had completely forgotten it until that moment. The letter was rather uneventful...









Supplemental Essay for Yale: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
One thing I have loved about my high school experience is that I have formed very close knit relationships with my fellow "Renaissance Program" students. We have all been together for many years and we all know that if one of us is struggling, the rest of us will be there to help each other along. Yale's residential colleges will allow me to travel thousands of miles away and immediately feel right at home. When I am at Yale—learning,...



College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
89 Words
In applying to college, financial concerns were a huge concern for me. In response to this, I applied to a large amounts of scholarships. Even the small...





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





My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
Make sure that you start forming relationships with teachers early on. Make sure the...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college (Yale)
11 Words
Political groups, Acapella...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college (Yale)
78 Words
My biggest piece of advice in selecting summer activities would be to make sure that you are genuinely interested in the things you...