jyale18
jyale18,
Yale ‘18
B.A., Political Science and Government
Class of 2018
Features Included
4
Essays
18
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • California State University - Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
  • California State University - Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Before I started school, I was often left home alone in the mornings. My older siblings were at school, my mom was at her job working in a chicken factory, and my dad was at the hospital. At that time, I didn't know why my dad went to the hospital so often. I knew he was sick and getting better but I didn't know or understand he was recovering from leukemia. Waking up to an empty house scared me. Afraid...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
147 Words
For Christmas my freshman year, my friend Jessica gave me a silver, heart shaped necklace. It contained the words, “A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your soul.” Upon receiving this necklace, I felt instant gratitude for our friendship. Friendship is very important to me. When I first met Jessica, I thought that she was just going to be my funny, science class partner. But after we spent more time together outside class, I learned that she was...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
353 Words
Swimming has provided me with one of the most important experiences in my life. I not only learned how to swim, but I learned what it's like to dedicate yourself to accomplishing your goal. I did not know any of the strokes or even how to float when, in ninth grade, I joined my high school's swim team. I joined the team simply to learn how to swim the basic stroke: the front crawl. My first day in the water...
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Additional Essay Details
155 Words
I spent a lot of time revising and editing my essays to make sure my response was clear and concise. It's okay to reuse your essays or responses as long as you make sure you actually answer the questions because colleges and scholarships tend to ask similar questions but ask about particular details or explanations that make them unique. So before sending in your responses, look at the question)s) and your writing and ask yourself, "did I answer all...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
23 Words
I would have applied to less schools....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
20 Words
My college was among one of...
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My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
Ask someone who can really write about you - personality, hard work, etc. Also, make sure that they have time to write your letter...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
210 Words
I only had two college interviews and they were for my top two choices: Yale and Harvard. I had my Harvard interview first and as my first interview ever, I was extremely nervous. The nervousness dragged on when my interviewer postponed the meeting. When we finally met, I was so nervous and out of place that I couldn't look my interviewer in the...
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Why I declined other schools
82 Words
The financial aid packet was my main driving force in declining schools. Some schools did not offer me enough aid or had great financial aid...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.21
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2070
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1450
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Cross Country, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Gay/Straight Alliance, Student Council / Government, Community Cleanup / Service, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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