College Admissions Info

Yale University ‘17
BA, Sociology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a current junior sociology major at Yale University hailing from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Outside of classes, I'm involved in student government and Yale's music organizations.
From: Greenwood Village , Colorado
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Colorado
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Spanish

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, French Club, School Band, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, Charity Drive Organizing
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College Application Essays

500 Words
I have become mildly obsessed with the numerical sneezing patterns of humans. An odd interest though it is for an aspiring political scientist with little interest in biology, it fascinates and frustrates me beyond all reason. It all started with one girl with a cold sitting two rows in front of me in English class. With a resounding “piupiupiu” reminiscent of laser guns in movies, the sound of her sneezes startled me into a revelation: everyone always sneezes the same...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
14 Words
I never used a private admissions counselor and personally think that they're not necessary.

How I chose schools to apply to
32 Words
At first I focused on schools that were a good fit academically and then decided from among that list based on which ones appealed to me on a more personal, emotional level.

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
61 Words
Don't tell the admissions officers how wonderful Yale's academics or its reputation are. They want to know why you want to spend four years here instead of at Princeton or Harvard, so find something that speaks to you in a highly personal way. Speak to the culture, the people, and the reasons why these things appeal to you as a...

Why I ultimately chose my school
134 Words
I felt that Yale cared about me both as an applicant and as a student. There are countless resources and they ensure that freshmen have access to several faculty advisers as well as upperclassmen advisers in both the residential colleges and through various cultural centers. Yale is an incredibly welcoming and accepting community, with a wealth of groups that allows...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
32 Words
I am involved in the Yale Precision Marching Band and am in a co-ed a cappella group. I'm also a member of the Yale College Democrats and the Yale International Relations Association.

My advice about getting recommenders
203 Words
The two people who wrote recommendation letters for my college applications were teachers with whom I had a very close relationship and whom I had known for at least three semesters. I had not only done well in their classes, but used them as mentors in choosing further courses and in finding opportunities and emotional guidance outside of my academic...