College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘17
BS, Political Science and Government, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Washington , District of Columbia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Yale, JHU, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2190
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew), Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Boy/Girl Scouts, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

My parents’ careers in the Department of State’s Foreign Service have certainly shaped my life more than I can fully comprehend. I could sing the praises of my international and multi-cultural upbringing for pages, but I want to talk about something that has troubled me about this lifestyle for the past couple of years. This is no complaint about my life; rather, it is an internal struggle to find home. This is not a trivial issue to me. From...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
571 Words
Engineering Supplement One lazy November afternoon, a few years ago, I stumbled across a video of a potato cannon that someone had put on the Internet. In an impulse decision that I will forever be grateful that I made, I decided that I too would build one. Armed with the $30 dollars I had accumulated from a couple of weeks allowance, I biked down to the local hardware store and used nearly every penny to buy PVC piping, PVC cement, and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
306 Words
(175 character max) 1)What would you do with a free afternoon tomorrow? I would spend a couple of hours being distracted from schoolwork by Wikipedia articles on topics I know nothing about. 2)What is the best piece of advice you have received in the past three years? I once got a fortune from a fortune cookie at a hole-in-the-wall Chinese place that read: “All your hard work will soon pay off.” I still carry that little slip of paper in my...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
518 Words
)In this second essay, please reflect on something you would like us to know about you that we might not learn from the rest of your application—or on something that you would like to say more about. In the three college interviews that I have had, the conversation drifted towards the unique Foreign Service life that I lead. This life has given me an unrivaled world savvy and confidence in travel that has carried over into the rest of...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, Well-Rounded,...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
4 Words

My favorite course thus far, and why
19 Words
Bioethics and Law, because it was...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Do something you enjoy, it will reflect...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get someone...