ryseff724
ryseff724,
Yale ‘19
B.A., Computer Science
Lighting designer and computer programmer about to graduate Yale University.
Features Included
2
Essays
12
Schools
7
Scores
9
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Wyckoff, New Jersey
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

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?
As long as I can remember, I've been surrounded by the arts. I guess you could say that I've grown up in an artistic family. My mom was a theatre geek in her college days; now she spends some of her time directing kids' shows, always walking around the house, humming some new tune. My dad used to play trumpet and drums, and he continues to mess around on my drum set every once in a while. Even my younger...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
508 Words
Self Reflection
I am pleased to say that I haven't needed to worry about the extracurricular side of college applications. Participating in the Junior State of America during high school has certainly been one of the most important and enjoyable experiences I've had. Everything started as a happy coincidence. I joined my school's JSA chapter during second trimester of freshman year, having had a poor experience in a mural-painting club (don't ask me why I chose that in the first place). That...
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School Specific Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
27 Words
Theatrical production - it's career-based, this is what...
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How I chose schools to apply to
33 Words
I looked at schools that had both strong CS and...
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How to increase chances at my school
34 Words
There are lots of small, niche programs that Yale offers...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
38 Words
Yale is *all about* the liberal arts, especially if you are...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
Pitch yourself to fill a niche at a college. My Common App essay was about an interdisciplinary combination...
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Post-college plans
46 Words
I am a theatrical lighting designer. Using connections I got at Yale, I hope...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
The private admissions counselor I saw was helpful in getting me to focus on what I was looking...
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My insights about the IB (International Baccalaureate) program
38 Words
Often, colleges have much more restriction on what IB can count...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
50 Words
Students aiming for Ivy League schools should absolutely take AP courses in subjects they are...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.99
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Drama Production Crew, Career Oriented, Music: Instrumental, Career Oriented, Computer / Technology Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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