MK97
MK97,
Yale ‘19
B.S., Economics, , Chemical Engineering, , Mathematics, , Political Science and Government, , Chemistry, , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Syrian-born immigrant. Stateside since '04. Faced severe financial + social disadvantages.
Features Included
6
Essays
5
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
7
ECs
5
Sports

Background

Hometown Richmond, Virginia
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Arabic

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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"He is gone, isn't he?" I turned to see my mother's red face, eyes welled with tears that I have not seen since my family immigrated to the United States. I remember the sorrow and vulnerability consuming my mother's face, but I only heard my heart pounding against my chest. For the first time as a child, I remember hoping my suspicions and theories about my father's long-term absence were wrong; How could he abandon his young family? Why would...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
96 Words
As I conclude my research during my work-study in Mason Laboratory, I hear that an A Capella will be performing; could it be Out of the Blue or Duke's Men, or maybe even Baker's Dozen? I will have to stop by and listen, after I finish studying in Sterling Memorial Library for a humanities test. Although I have not visited Yale, the atmosphere and culture of the school manifest themselves into my goals. Yale is the only university that I...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
38 Words
My identity as a Syrian-American immigrant would enable me to enrich the lives of my suitemates; We could Skype with my friends in Syria, eat my prepared Chicken or Vegan Shawerma, and read Surah Al-Baqarah from the Qur'an.
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
42 Words
Throughout my primary schooling, I remember my illiteracy in English forced my teacher to read books aloud to me. The disappointment I felt in myself propelled me to learn how to read; Being absorbed in sadness would not have addressed my illiteracy.
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
497 Words
Is variety the spice of life? Does the idiom represent a macrocosm of the mechanics of existence? I believe that diversity, or variety, has dictated the patterns of life for eons. During the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, ¾ of the planet’s animal and plant population became extinct. However, Darwinist diversity prevented natural selection from claiming ¼ of the original population. However, diversity does not, and should not, restrict itself to species. Diversity in the political landscape has granted the United States...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
494 Words
Although I have stressed my hardships throughout my application, I do not restrict myself to my past. I do not seek anyone's pity, as I love my childhood. I have met scores of people who wallow in their past, restricting themselves from any future action. I carried this mindset, blinding myself from so many opportunities that would have bettered my position. Once I began taking advantage of a plethora of opportunities, I began to develop a narrow perspective pertaining to...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
21 Words
The research into specific programs with...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
96 Words
Increased scrutiny into whether or not a compulsory student contribution should be required at Yale in the face of the rising acceptance of first-gen, low-income students. The compulsory requirement...
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My advice about getting recommenders
136 Words
When seeking recommenders, it is important to find someone that knows you outside of the class at a *hopefully* personal level. If they do not know you at such a personal level, ask them to conduct an interview to learn...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
79 Words
To me, Yale is the quintessence of diversity, advanced academics, and unlimited connections. You can argue that these traits are found in other...
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What set me apart from other applicants
833 Words
Immigration to the United States: a phrase associated with a variety of political, emotional, and socioeconomic perspective. To me, immigration to the United States was not a mere phrase; it was a lifestyle that stripped me of my father, home, and future, and yet, it developed my perspective on challenges along with my academic aspirations and life goals. My family and I immigrated from Syria to the United States when I was 7, yet my father immigrated a year before us, in order to find a home. Living in Syria, my family was poor, and my parents firmly held the belief...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsRugby, Football, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Science Club/Team, World/Global Affairs Club
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Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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