mfa1499
mfa1499,
Yale ‘21
B.A., Public Health
I am a first year student at Yale University who is interested in studying environmental studies while on the pre-med track
Features Included
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Essays
9
Schools
17
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown boynton beach, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Health

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Catholic. Gay. These two words are usually juxtaposed as antithetical terms, opposites of one another, yet to me, they coincide in order to create the harmony that I like to call my life. To many people, being gay and Catholic may seem like a living oxymoron; however, in my life, they are labels that make me who I am. This leads me to a story in ninth grade, where just as any other Catholic kid who couldn't afford Catholic school,...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
197 Words
Freshman year, my critical thinking skills teacher thought it would be important to teach us about world religions, even though it was not part of the curriculum. While everyone moaned around me, deep down I could feel my excitement growing. That day she started with Buddhism, which is probably the last thing you would think a boy raised strictly Catholic would be intrigued by, but every aspect of the religion captured my mind. Learning about the four noble truths hit...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
102 Words
Yale will allow me to focus on aspects of Public Health that are usually overlooked. Yale puts an emphasis on the liberal arts training, so I will be able to concentrate on the social aspects of public health, such as sociology and gender studies, which are crucial in developing answers to the world’s health issues. Here, I would also enjoy participating in research with incredible professors such as Naomi Rogers, on subjects such as alternative medicine or the effects...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
101 Words
An individual’s health is more than his or her physical wellness; mind, body, and soul all come together as one. Religion is the agent that molds these three parts together. Medicine and public health both focus on amending the physical body, yet that connection between all three parts of an individual is overlooked. The mind and soul is what controls the body. The mind can overcome many illnesses, sometimes with just a positive outlook. Religion enables individuals to to...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
155 Words
“Health Disparities in the patriarchal world” focuses on the difference in the standard of health of males and females in developing countries, and how feminism has changed the global view on health. My mom gave her up her dreams of being a teacher to raise me. Her commitment to keep working to give me the opportunities she never had, even after having multiple health problems, is inspirational. I would love to get inside the mind of Walter Reed, see the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
694 Words
After a failure at my biomedical debate HOSA competition freshman year, where I learned that I oddly speak in a southern accent when I get nervous, I knew I needed to find a different competition that I was more interested in in order to perform at the highest level. This is where I found epidemiology. At first, it was a bizarre concept to me, but with some studying I fell head over heals. I loved how it applied health on...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
638 Words
After a failure at my Biomedical Debate HOSA competition freshman year, where I learned that I oddly speak in a southern accent when I get nervous, I knew I needed to find a different competition that I was more interested in in order to perform at the highest level. This is when I found epidemiology. At first, it was a bizarre concept to me, but with some studying, I fell head over heels. I loved how it applied health on...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
41 Words
When applying to many different schools, staying organized is key. I made...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
67 Words
I applied for many scholarships in order to fund my Yale Education. Most of the scholarships I received were local...
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What I wish I had known as a first generation applicant
52 Words
I wish I knew about fee waivers for SAT scores and college applications. I had to...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
70 Words
For my common app essay I had to find something that I actually cared about to write about. Do not write...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.6
(equivalent to 3.92 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
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Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1480
 
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, Key Club, American Red Cross, Career Oriented, National Honor Society

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