Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:20 pm

I just realized i missed my 600th post!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:46 pm

bbkk wrote:I just realized i missed my 600th post!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

Wanted to post here for good luck :cry:

No worries, you can always create a new account and reapply.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Post 900 here for Yale. Come on Asha, I will even ride the waitlist if that is what it takes.
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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Joe Christmas » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:38 pm

Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:54 pm

Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.


It is not a deciding factor. Lurking variables, etc.

See, e.g., my state school not mattering.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Joe Christmas » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:56 pm

Cicero76 wrote:
Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.


It is not a deciding factor. Lurking variables, etc.

See, e.g., my state school not mattering.


Good to hear! Thanks!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jdapplicant » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:00 am

Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.



72 different UGs were represented in their 2016 class, many of them public schools. Considering how small their class was, that doesn't seem to be the case. You might find their class profile interesting: http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/profile.htm

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby rseaney » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:32 am

Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.



my buddy from UC Berkeley was accepted alst year, he didnt give me the impression that that was particularly unusual

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:05 am

rseaney wrote:
Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.



my buddy from UC Berkeley was accepted alst year, he didnt give me the impression that that was particularly unusual


I agree that undergrad doesn't seem to be a deciding factor but this is a terrible example. UC Berkeley might as well be Ivy League.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby esther0123 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:58 am

Okay following the advice of many here, I've cut down my extracurricular list part. Would 3 pages for college and 0.75 page for post-college be reasonable? or cut it down even more?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby liammial » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:02 am

Hi, can someone please tell me how the college activities/post-college activities part of the application should look (i.e. how long/in-depth it should be) when I am also attaching a resume that explains everything in great detail?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HorseThief » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:46 am

esther0123 wrote:Okay following the advice of many here, I've cut down my extracurricular list part. Would 3 pages for college and 0.75 page for post-college be reasonable? or cut it down even more?


Keep on going. 3 pages for college is too much. Think of it this way: if I gave you a list of 20 types of fish, you might be able to remember a few. But if I only gave you 5 different fish, it would be much easier to remember. Make it easier for the adcom, don't dilute your presentation. Aim for 1-2 pages of college stuff. Feel free to PM me if you need some help.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HorseThief » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:53 am

liammial wrote:Hi, can someone please tell me how the college activities/post-college activities part of the application should look (i.e. how long/in-depth it should be) when I am also attaching a resume that explains everything in great detail?


Assume the adcom won't read the resume. They probably will, but all of the really important info should go on the application. Keep it brief, around 1-2 pages per.

Asha wrote: You must answer Question 5a-c (honors, extracurriculars, employment during school), even if you are including a resume. Please. We won't complete your application without these answers. Many of you spend a lot of time (based on the questions we get in the office) wondering whether to answer these in bullet format, or in a little spreadsheet, or some other manner. Really, it just needs to be readable. Bullets are fine. If there is some honor or activity that isn't self-explanatory or on which you feel you need to elaborate further, a short narrative is OK.

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2010/12/03/technical-matters.aspx

Also, for both you and the previous poster,

Asha wrote:If you do include a resume (which we don't require), it should be one page. This is standard business practice, unless you're an academic with a lot of publications to your name which might take several pages to list.... If you're concerned that you won't be able to fit everything you want to show on one page -- voila! We have a question on our application just for you -- Question 5a-c (see above).


That's why I think you should keep your extra-curriculars to 1-2 pages.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:03 pm

rseaney wrote:
Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.



my buddy from UC Berkeley was accepted alst year, he didnt give me the impression that that was particularly unusual


If I can extrapolate on my own Ivy experience and the numbers of students that go to Yale from there (which isn't an altogether well-respected Ivy), I would say that YLS is probably 25-40% Ivy, but then you can also lump in students from stellar uni's which make up a good portion of the rest of the admits (MIT, Stanford, UVA, other really terrific liberal arts colleges).

I think there are probably one or two admits from many other schools but it's going to feel very elite at Yale with so many ILs, Public ILs, etc. being predominantly represented. I think the fact that it's on the East Coast probably also draws students from universities in the area that tend to be established, rigorous, and highly regarded for their UG curriculum.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:17 pm

I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:22 pm

wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


I just voted...I want to see results!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:25 pm

wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


What do we put if we didn't apply to things?

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Postby bbkk » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:26 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


What do we put if we didn't apply to things?


Assuming you applied and got everything.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:27 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


What do we put if we didn't apply to things?


Assume you applied and got everything on each choice! :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:28 pm

bbkk wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


What do we put if we didn't apply to things?


Assuming you applied and got everything.


This is what I did.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:11 pm

bee wrote:
wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP

done.

at least i can dream :(


Hello Bee :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby iamgeorgebush » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:46 pm

Also curious to see what people say...

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Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:02 pm

wtrc wrote:I'm guessing Yale is a #1 for many of us here, but curious... surveymonkey.com/s/22TPWWP


Done'did

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby malleus discentium » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:21 pm

Joe Christmas wrote:Checking in, though I applied way back when.

Do I understand correctly that strength of UG is a pretty (really) big deal to Yale? Reading through last year's thread, it seemed to be something of a milestone when a non-ivy was first accepted.

FWIW during the webinar she held last year this exact question was asked and IIRC she said it's not really important.




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