ZakK
ZakK,
Yale ‘17
B.A., Sociology
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.
Features Included
1
Essays
2
Schools
13
Scores
6
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Greenwood Village, Colorado
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Sociology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
500 Words
Diversity statement, Creative personal story
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...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
14 Words
I never used a...
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How I chose schools to apply to
32 Words
At first I focused on schools that were a good...
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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...
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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...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
32 Words
I am involved in the Yale Precision Marching Band and...
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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 life....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2170
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts, French Club, School Band, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, Charity Drive Organizing

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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