College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘17
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Yale University '17 - Prospective Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Major, Pre-Medical Studies
From: East Windsor , Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Yale, UConn, Drexel
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Church, Model Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Prom Committee, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I am, first and foremost, a scientist. I treat my existence like a massive experiment, constantly questioning why things are—or simply are not. To me, anything that has not been proven is a theory. Secondly, I am an optimist of sorts; the glass is completely full, because air has mass, and so takes up the other half that the water does not. By those two ideals, I can believe that there is a God, if only because there is...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
95 Words
For Yale's "Why Us?" Question After visiting Yale this summer, I fell in love with the more whimsical side of the towering Ivy League behemoth. I learned about class shopping, the time when every class is open to the insatiably curious, like me. I discovered the residential colleges, with their unique oddities and quirks (I’d love to be a Piersonite), and I finally understood that feeling people get when they find the “right” college. I would absolutely love to...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
520 Words
The difficulties of skipping a year and learning how to interact with your classmates A long wooden table stretched before me, with faceless adults and jumbled words at one end and me at the other. Sheets of paper and assorted pencils surrounded me as far as my seven year-old arms could reach, all with scrawled answers to math problems and fill-in-the-blank questions, with word definitions and passages to test my reading level. Only years later would I understand the meaning...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
44 Words
Yale's student environment is very supportive. My College Dean, professors, classmates and friends...

What I’d change about my application process
91 Words
Honestly, I wish I had more faith in myself as a student. Yale was my top choice, and I am so lucky to have gotten in, but...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
49 Words
I did not use a personal admissions counselor. While I'm sure that they're very helpful,...

Post-college plans
72 Words
I plan on applying to medical school after a year or two of outside work and experience. Most people take a year...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
77 Words
My "why us?" essay for Yale was about the fun traditions of each residential college and the silly side of Yale. Typically, a ...