College Admissions Info

Jessica A.
Yale University, ‘19
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Brown, UCLA, Yale
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1990
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1990

High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Community or summer theater/plays, Library Volunteer, Student Council / Government, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Although born in the USA, I grew up and was educated in Mexico. I returned to the United States in August, 2012. In Mexico, I was a top student at a competitive school. I was a confident person. When I first arrived, everything seemed good. Nevertheless, once my English teacher assigned a book to read, my confidence vanished. I did not realized the magnitude of my ignorance until the day I sat in front of my desk and discovered that every...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
92 Words
What attracts me to Yale is its commitment to the improvement of society both within and outside the school. Yale has an excellent support system that would let me balance my academic and social life while creating projects that could benefit society. I have been in situations where I was underestimated, but I know that at Yale my professors and deans will have high expectations of myself. I know that at Yale I will be understood, respected, and educated in...



College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
147 Words
The main reason why I chose Yale is that it was going to be a challenging environment for me, both academically and socially. When I visited the school during Bulldog Days, I could not picture myself in the school and I did not talk...