College Admissions Info

mackenzi.clair
Yale University, ‘21
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Average girl living her dreams!
From: Silverthorne , Colorado
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UMich, Oklahoma U, Purdue, Denver U
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Test Scores

1500
SAT
34
ACT
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Choir, Debate Club/Team, School Theater/Plays, Rotary Club, French Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Library Volunteer, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Yale, UMich, Oklahoma U, Purdue, Denver U, Northwestern, Barnard, Brown, Wellesley, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, UChicago: Feeling out of place, Issue of personal significance, One moment that changed you, Transition to adulthood
620 Words
I’m sitting in my fifth grade classroom, and a black cat towers over me. The cat, easily as big as my nine-year-old self, reigns over Ms. Garza’s class from a poster, stretching from floor to ceiling and calling my attention. The words “Tournee du Chat Noir de Rodolphe Salis” in swirling lettering confounds me. That is not English. My inability to comprehend the English letters in this new form bothers me. There is a problem here. Growing up...









Supplemental Essay for Yale: “Why us” school essay
100 Words
I could go on about academics and inspiration, both of which are appealing to me. However, my draw to Yale takes me back to an event when I was three. My father needed surgery, and the only option was traveling from Colorado to Connecticut with my mother, pregnant with twins. When my mother was hospitalized with preterm labor, the community of New Haven came together to care for us until my parents were out of the hospital and safely home....



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
My advice to everyone would be to work incredibly hard on...





What set me apart from other applicants
24 Words
Talk about your life experiences and what...





My advice about getting recommenders
31 Words
Chose teachers that saw you struggle and succeed, not...