Anonymous asked: It is true that only people with a strong inclination for music/art get admitted to Yale? Because I have neither but I love helping others and writing.. is it a dealbreaker for the absence of the arts?
Not at all! That’s a total lie - people with a wide range of interests get admitted to Yale, and trust me when I say I know this based on experience. Plenty of my friends don’t have an artistic bone in their body - you have your typical science/math oriented people with not an artistic body, and some who are a mix of both - and there are others who do but didn’t put that into their application at all because it wasn’t a big part of their lives. The only clear dealbreaker that I can think of for Yale is an SAT score of 1000 (on a 2400 scale) and no grades above a C- throughout all of your high school years. I mean, there are also other dealbreakers. But that is definitely one…
Anonymous asked: Where are you from, originally? Did you expect to get into Yale? What do you think was the major factor that helped you get accepted? Which year are you in at Yale? What are you majoring in? Did you apply early or regular? What was your top 2nd choice after Yale? Sorry for the many questions! :P And thanks :)
I was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and moved from there to Miami, Florida, and then to South Orange, New Jersey, before finally ending up back in Miami again. I’m a pretty solid writer and I think that what made me stand out against the applications was my essay, which definitely conveyed all that I could squeeze into the restricted space about myself. I am a part of the class of 2014. I am currently undecided. I applied early action, was deferred, got in regular decision. I was deciding between Yale, Harvard, and Princeton with equal weight mainly to please my parents, but I had my sights set on Georgetown for the longest time before I visited Yale for the first time.
Anonymous asked: What do you think is the most imortant part of the application?
Probably a draw between your grades/test scores and your essay (as in the common app essay + longer supplementary one) because those two convey your qualifications and your personality, which are weighed most heavily during the decisions process.
Congratulations, Yale 2016!
Boola Boola and all of that, I hope you’re ready for what is undoubtedly going to be the start of the best four years of your entire life - should you choose to attend.
Should you choose not to attend -
I have no real words… :|
Anonymous asked: How hard is it to get into the EP&E major at Yale?
EP&E is a really prestigious major that attracts the attention of a lot of qualified students. That being said, the application procedure is fairly simple and if you fulfill some basic requirements you can significantly raise your chances of getting in. The department usually receives approximately 80 applications and accepts about 40 students. They are looking at your transcript for good grades and relevant classes (Intro Micro, Intro Macro, Political Philosophy and Ethics are all pre-reqs), a personal statement and an optional writing sample. They key for getting in is to show interest in all three parts of EP&E and have a lot of extracurricular involvement!
Yale freaking out about hurricane
South Floridians everywhere buy a water bottle and go back to life as usual.