PaigeSwanson
PaigeSwanson,
Yale ‘20
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Questbridge Scholar. Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar. Yale University Class of 2020.
Features Included
2
Essays
7
Schools
16
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Rockford, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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,...
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School Specific Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
11 Words
Political groups, Acapella...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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...
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More Essays

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General 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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Curious, Passionate,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
48 Words
Make sure that you start forming relationships with teachers early on. Make sure the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.45
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Key Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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