College Admissions Info

Yale University, ‘15
BS, Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, UCSB, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Persian, Arabic

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

The first words my tenth grade physics teacher spoke to my class offered me the chance to finally seize the opportunity I had been waiting for since I was a kid. Mr. Sobhani introduced his plan to have every physics student in school patent an invention by the end of school year. Unlike what he had expected, only one student demonstrated any enthusiasm. I was that one student, having always yearned to bring my endless ideas into reality. Initially, Mr....

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
522 Words
Princeton Quote “The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus melancholy hour.” Fahrenheit 451 Even though Beatty, an antagonist who opposes intellectual advancement and vitality, makes this statement to refer to the subtly ironic tragedy of technological advancements that yield less desire to ponder, I do not mean to suggest that mankind would be better off without such advancements. In fact, I have dedicated much of...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
315 Words
Stanford Roommate Hello, future roommate! By the time we're officially roommates, I'll have lived in the United States for two years. I moved here from Iran, where, unlike USA, there is no cultural or ethnic diversity. However, you'll never have to worry our different ideologies may come between us. My favorite part of international travel has always been discovering the diverse cultures of various nations. I am trilingual, speaking English, Farsi and Arabic, so if you're ever interested I can...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
277 Words
Stanford Intelectual Vitality Observing nephrologist Dr. C proved to me that contrary to the popular belief that medical occupations are black-and-white and simply procedural, they involve just as much creativity and innovation as engineering, architecture and art. After I observed his examinations, made eager inquiries, became more familiar with various kidney and blood ailments, and grasped general nephrology concepts, Dr. C began challenging me to proffer my own diagnoses and treatment recommendations. One particular patient, suffering from common diabetes symptoms,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
601 Words
Why Yale? After receiving admission to the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), the most highly selective and gifted school established specifically for the development of exceptionally talented students in X, I was proud of such accomplishments as earning the highest GPA each year, breaking historical school GPA records, winning state titles in Academic Decathlon, and receiving athletic awards in soccer. When introduced to the crowd of my peers as our school's “Student of the Year,” the speaker...

Additional Essay Details:
289 Words
I’ve attached a couple here and tried to include various ones from different schools. I guess these essays were good enough to get me into places, but when I was writing my essays, what I found really unhelpful- and even sometimes distracting- was spending hours reading the “successful essays” and trying to figure out what was so special about them. All I can tell you is that the whole application process is a sad story. You basically have to...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Yes I used a private counselor...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
64 Words
I took a summer class at University of Pennsylvania after my junior year. I took an introductory biology class...

Why I ultimately chose my school
39 Words
When choosing schools, please make sure you like the personality of the...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Mention the name of...

Post-college plans
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I would...

What set me apart from other applicants
52 Words
I had a story. I tied to make myself seem a very creative and innovate student....

What I like about my school’s location and culture
132 Words
Students at Yale are very humble and down to earth. Moreover, Yale is investing so much money in the sciences, so finding research opportunities here are very easy. All it takes is to send an email to a professor. Also...