College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Studied education & politics at Yale. Looking to make the world better.
From: Annapolis , Maryland
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
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Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Student 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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College Application Essays

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...

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,”...

College 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...

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...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
10 Words
I got in...

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....

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
30 Words
I applied to a few scholarships in my community,...

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...

Post-college plans
39 Words
It's very early in the game now, so I'm not sure. Perhaps...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
31 Words
I did this only to ask if I could...

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 -Yale College Democrats ...

My advice about getting recommenders
35 Words
I had one from my academic advisor and ancient/US history...

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...

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...

What I’d change about my application process
22 Words
I worried a lot that not taking...