neha925
neha925,
Yale ‘23
B.A., Political Science and Government
Yale Undergraduate Majoring in Political Science and English
Features Included
5
Essays
2
Schools
4
Scores
23
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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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

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
When I was in preschool, bedtime stories had the opposite effect from what my mother hoped: they left me energized and full of questions about what came after. Did the pigeon eventually drive the bus? Was Max able to visit the wild things again? Sometimes, my mom concocted halfhearted answers, and other times, probably wondering why the dependable advice of reading to your child before bedtime wasn't working, she would tell me to write my own ending. And so I...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
562 Words
Why UMich
In my junior year of high school, I attended the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogues, a weeklong symposium on food security. At this conference, I learned about the interdisciplinary nature of solutions to global challenges and how they are fueled by partnerships between multilateral organizations, scientists and elected officials. Through majoring in the Program in the Environment and taking advantage of resources in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, I can develop the nuanced worldview necessary to contribute...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
134 Words
Why Yale
I’m an idealist, but I’ve always been slightly self-conscious about voicing what I considered my lofty ideas. That is, until I attended a Yale student panel where outspoken yet open-minded students freely divulged their ambitious aspirations, some of which they had already fulfilled. They had spearheaded the name change of Hopper College and encouraged the university to divest from fossil fuels. These students were already creating tangible change— and Yale had given them avenues to do so. Suddenly,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
107 Words
Why do these academic areas appeal to you?
In my IB Extended Essay, I investigated free will and predeterminism in two novels, Midnight’s Children and One Hundred Years of Solitude. My findings helped me understand how colonial governments disenfranchised indigenous people. They also paralleled the conclusions of my research on the failure of governments to consider cultural context when addressing challenges of food security and environmental degradation, as these inequities are propagated by asymmetries of power. As an Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major, I can view these...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
152 Words
Most important extracurricular
The commitment that is most important to me is being the Young Feminism Chair for the Oakland-Macomb Chapter of the National Organization for Women, in which I have created an educational series where high school students from my local community meet monthly for gender-equality related discussions, film screenings, and guest lectures. Our most recent seminar was on intersectionality and included a poster activity on the interlocking sectors of discrimination, from race to sexual orientation to income levels. I know that...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
open-minded, inquisitive,...
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How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
25 Words
New Haven is a great city, with many...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
32 Words
I loved the people, the variety of academic resources in...
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How I chose schools to apply to
49 Words
I made sure to look at the academic offerings of the school, as well as...
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The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school
34 Words
I would say that students are more collaborative than competitive....
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How I would rate the alumni network at my school
29 Words
Reaching out to alumni through the Students and Alumni...
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How I would rate the career center or my advisor
60 Words
The Office of Career Strategy has been extremely helpful in providing internship, interview, career, and fellowship advice. Students...
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How to balance class with social or extracurricular involvements
30 Words
Make a schedule! Most students use online platforms such...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
40 Words
Thinking, a psychology class, has been incredibly interesting and insightful in understanding...
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How important school spirit is around athletics at my school
20 Words
Students are really invested in the...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
34 Words
Look into Yale's Multidisciplinary Academic Programs and other academic opportunities...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
49 Words
I write for several publications such as the Yale Daily News, the daily newspaper, and...
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My plans for a typical weekend
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I allocate time for studying, extracurricular...
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My schedule on a typical weekday
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2-4 hours of classes,...
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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
61 Words
Start your essays early - preferably soon after summer junior year. Give yourself time to just brainstorm -...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
51 Words
Make sure to research specific programs at schools you are applying to, and have a...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Try to find activities that align with your...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
38 Words
I definitely did not know how unstructured my time would be...
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My advice about getting recommenders
60 Words
Make sure to ask for recommendations early in the college application process (late junior year or early senior...
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My insights about the IB (International Baccalaureate) program
102 Words
The IB program is great for adjusting to college coursework. Studying for the IB exams and mock exams is similar to studying for midterm and final exams in college, as these...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
44 Words
During high school, I participated in several essay scholarship contests. These are great...
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What I’d change about my application process
29 Words
I would have visited more schools and tried to...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
47 Words
I think I learned that college is a time to really refine the interests...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.34
(equivalent to 3.96 unweighted)
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
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Other ACT Scores
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Highest SAT
1480
 
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesEnvironmental, Career Oriented, Career Oriented, Academic, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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