fishstark
fishstark,
Yale ‘17
B.A., Political Science and Government
Studied education & politics at Yale. Looking to make the world better.
Features Included
2
Essays
1
Schools
8
Scores
13
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Annapolis, Maryland
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Looking back, I feel pretty bad for Wendy. All she’d done was play dodgeball with me at camp—but she had talked to me (at least briefly) and had cute freckles. Based solely on this, I determined that I was uncompromisingly, head-over-heels in love, and that my ten-year-old soul had found its perfect match. I decided to write her a love poem, a cascade of free-verse compliments meant to showcase the breadth and depth of my undying affection, and...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
515 Words
I bent the glowsticks sharply--snapsnapsnap--and brilliant rushes of orange, yellow, and blue flowed through the tubes. I raised the phosphorescent bundle over my head and walked into the surging crowd of kids streaming into the Dickinson College auditorium for the last dance of that session of CTY—and my final dance of my ten years with the program. “Glowsticks!” I bellowed. Within seconds I was surrounded with students looking to add some color to the dance floor. “Repeat after me,”...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
35 Words
I did not do this, and I can't imagine their advice...
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How to increase chances at my school
101 Words
Yale is not looking for one thing in particular, as I understand it. They're looking for strong students, good athletes, musicians, engineers as well as authors, etc. But there...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
10 Words
I got in...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
142 Words
The only school I interviewed at was Yale. I came out feeling pretty good about my interview, though not spectacular. Looking back, it probably counted neither in my favor nor against me. A few tips: -Come prepared with questions to ask....
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
30 Words
I applied to a few scholarships in my community,...
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How I chose schools to apply to
60 Words
I made a list of schools I was interested in and went on a whirlwind college tour my...
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Post-college plans
39 Words
It's very early in the game now, so I'm not sure. Perhaps...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
31 Words
I did this only to ask if I could...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
387 Words
This seems like a lot, but this is just me--I like to keep busy. Most folks do less and prefer it that way. Also, keep in mind, a few of these things I only spend an hour a week--or even every other week--doing, like the discussion groups. -The Teaching Peace Initiative (Executive Director): I run an organization called the Teaching Peace Initiative, which works to train high school students to teach peace and conflict-resolution curricula to students in middle and elementary schools in their communities. We have chapters across the country. Our website is www.teachingpeaceinitaitive.com -Yale College Democrats ...
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My advice about getting recommenders
35 Words
I had one from my academic advisor and ancient/US history...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
50 Words
If you're interested in the social sciences like I was, working on a political campaign...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
106 Words
New Haven is an INCREDIBLE city with a lot of opportunities to get involved, a rich history and culture, and great food, shopping, and arts options. I've really enjoyed getting to know...
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What I’d change about my application process
22 Words
I worried a lot that not taking...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, Political Campaign, Charity Drive Organizing, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, Special Olympics, School Choir
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Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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