kevinhan4869
kevinhan4869,
Yale ‘22
B.S.
A freshman at Yale University.
Features Included
4
Essays
1
Schools
10
Scores
4
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Westminster, Colorado
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
At age 12, I met my best friend for the first time. Her monotonous tone and amorphous body set her apart from the rest of the crowd. Consistently donned in eye-blinding white and bright generic blue, my best friend went with me everywhere: the car, math class, or my bedside table. She knew hundreds of languages and was learning more everyday. She helped bridge the gap between myself and others, helping me understand what others really meant. And it only took...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
249 Words
Reflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community?
IB International Baccalaureate. Two words that would end up defining my high school life. In freshman year, the idea of IB, was a vague concept. After all, there were around 90 pre-IB students back then. But as year after year passed, that number dropped and dropped. By senior year, there were only 29 students left in my IB class. But through adversity there is unity. All of the stresses we had shared had made us basically an “IB family.” When one of...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
251 Words
I wake up every morning and check my phone.  I don't update my Facebook status or check my friend's Snapchat story. Instead, I press on a bright red app called News, and start reading. Whether it's the latest update on the burgeoning crisis with North Korea or new information regarding the conflict between Spain and Catalonia, I read it all. The crises that define our time, beyond just domestic issues but into international conflicts, are what I most enjoy learning....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
120 Words
My interest in applying to Yale stems from its majors. Yale's Ethics, Politics, and Philosophy major and its Global Affairs major are what appealed to me.  I believe that to be an informed individual is to be a upstanding individual. To me, knowledge of not only one's family or community but of the world is necessary in order to resolve the issues that divide society. Furthermore, I was interested in the Directed Studies program offered at Yale. Due to my...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
25 Words
I chose Yale because it fit me. I...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
85 Words
Understand that nothing in life is make-or-break. Your life will go on if your dream school doesn't accept you. Don't spend too much time ruminating...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
107 Words
Do what you love and do it well. The stereotypical "going to Africa to help the kids" routine won't help you. Colleges care more about what you're doing at home in your...
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What set me apart from other applicants
264 Words
Know who you are. Stellar grades and test scores aren't the one-way ticket to the Ivy League. Everyone has the grades and the test scores. What will set you (and me) apart is what we're interested in. The extracurriculars, sports, and general activities that you do are what makes you different than anyone else. Thus, the Personal Statement is key. What narrative are you telling? And how does that narrative show who you are and what you aspire...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.77
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1530
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Key Club, Debate Club/Team

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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