College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘16
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Low-income Roman Catholic from the South.
From: New Orleans , Louisiana
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Yale, UPenn, Rice, Notre Dame, LSU, Trinity, Williams, Amherst
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Marching Band, Volunteer Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

415 Words
Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter how stoic or hardened one may seem to be. When I was thirteen, I lost someone very dear to me, but unlike most people, I was able to receive her back into my life. My mother left my life for an extended period of time due to a lack of trust and respect in my parents’ relationship. This event necessitated not only a growth in my maturity but also of my...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
385 Words
The priest approached me with a bag of chocolates. Was this a bribe? I accepted them, gave him my salutation, and contemplated his question: “Will you become an altar server?” His name was Fr. Francis Carabello. My dad started going to his church during lunch, because it was very close to his job. Due to rising gas prices, my family could no longer make the commute to our previous church that was 18 miles away, so we decided to make this...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
816 Words
At two years of age while watching “The Beauty and the Beast,” I sounded out the onomatopoeic sounds of the falling dishes, while the words flashed on the screen, “Crash, clash, clang.” My mother grew up in Puerto Rico and learned English as a second language as an adult. She knew the value of audiovisual exposure from an early age in learning a language. From an early age, my parents instilled in me the importance of learning by providing a...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
58 Words
My essays ultimately ended up being over-edited. I lost much of my voice in them and ended...

Post-college plans
41 Words
After college, I plan to attend graduate school. After I have received...

Why I ultimately chose my school
78 Words
I chose Yale because it was the best school that was free. When I was a child, I promised my family that I...

What set me apart from other applicants
9 Words
I was a...