AdamSquad491
AdamSquad491,
Yale ‘22
B.A., Theatre Design
First generation, low-income, public school theatre nerd who got accepted #Yale2022
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
16
Scores
6
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Hutto, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
  • University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
  • Baylor University (Waco, TX)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Theatre Design

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
A director’s vision is their definition and implementation of what they believe a production should look, sound, and feel like, and it should be treated with the utmost respect by the cast and crew. This is especially true for stage managers like myself; directors place complete faith in us to ensure that their vision is maintained once a show reaches its performance phase. In this essay, I will describe the time I threw my director’s theatrical vision right...
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I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for the Hutto High School Theatre Department. I was blessed to work alongside a group of people who supported me and me to become a better person, with greater confidence in myself and more joy in my life. They are the people who truly raised me, a community of individuals who were brought together by their love of theatre. To me, there is one experience that best...
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Volunteering is an outlet for me to do what I’m passionate about while making a positive impact on my community at the same time. Ever since my mother taught me how to, I’ve been an avid reader. I think there’s a kind of magic involved is being able to be taken away to another world and to see it through the eyes of fictional characters. I believe that magic needs to be easily accessible and shared with...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
251 Words
What do you most enjoy learning?
I most enjoy learning about the progression of technology from the research and development phase to the point where it’s commonly used by the public.Thinking about how technology has come to create convenience in our lives now and how it will evolve to do that even more effectively in the future never fails to excite me. I was far more hyped for the USB-C standard for data and power transfer than the average person. The moment I read...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
224 Words
Reflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community?
I think it’s funny how the community that shaped me more than any other, and which I have shaped just as much in return, was a community I only joined because I wanted to get my fine arts credit without having to draw or perform on stage. But as an incoming high school freshman with a little artistic skill and a lot of performance anxiety, the technical theatre course I took was nothing but an easy credit, at least...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
22 Words
I was looking for schools that had...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
98 Words
I will be doing a bunch of theatre with the Yale Dramatic Association, also known as the Dramat. I think it's important to know that at Yale, most of...
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How to increase chances at my school
88 Words
For Yale, and this is only a guess of mine, but I feel like my chances increased due to having an uncommon combination of interests and...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
49 Words
Don't get beat up over the thought of rejection. The best thing you can do...
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My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
If it's possible to have a recommendation from a teacher who has spent a large...
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What set me apart from other applicants
72 Words
I found ways to pursue my passion for theatre both in and out of school channels. I was a stage manager for...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.81
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1580
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDrama Production Crew, Theater/Drama, Community or summer theater/plays, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Academic
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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