From Africa to YALE(okay PLEASE chance me YALIES)

<p>HI, I am from Ethiopia</p>

<p>Here are my stats
SAT 2090 math 710 CR 700 WR 680(ESSAY 10)
SAT subject Math II 800 Math I 750 PHYSICS 720</p>

<p>My application essay is very poignant.I think it will make them feel a pity for me.
Recommendations -excellent </p>

<p>My GPA is 4.0

I have participated in drug prevention clubs.
I am a red cross first aider.
I was class president in my junior year
Model united nations
Anti HIV/AIDS club co-president</p>

<p>Thank you for your time</p>

<p>they get way too many applicants from ethiopia, you're bound to be rejected</p>

<p>(just kidding)</p>

<p>You are pretty much in the range to be accepted. Make sure that throughout your application you highlight you rpassions in life. Also you say that your essay will be very poignant - try not to make it sound too cheesy. Only improvement I would suggest is to boost up a bit your SAT's.
All the best!</p>

<p>^I know I can do much better on the SATs.But I have already applied....too bad?</p>

<p>You look like a great candidate to me. There are PLENTY of examples of people with lower SAT scores than yours getting in; 2090 is really very respectable. Good luck!</p>

<p>Wow... there is MUN and clubs in ethiopia?</p>

<p>^That's quite pathetic mate.</p>

<p>Qiuick question, sort of related to this:</p>

<p>Is the pity angle a good one? I'm asking because I was working on my transfer essay and considered it for a while. I have some factors I could use in my life to make the addcom go ''awww'' but I went for a more 'he's strong and determined' approach.</p>

<p>Good or bad? Does 'pity' actually play a good role?</p>

<p>I haven't submitted it yet so there's still time to change.</p>

<p>Well, I personally don't think colleges want a self-pitying studying. It's completely different if your counselor writes something like that, but for the main essay ? I wouldn't ..</p>

<p>My essay is not filled with sob story.I just described my fears ,dreams ambitions and the challenges I overcame even to apply to an American college.Here in Ethiopia,we do not have that much opportunity like you guys.I painted that picture well.That may help them to lower their standards for</p>

Pity may play a significant role if it is justified.You have to clearly show that you are at a disadvantage compared to the average applicant.Otherwise it will make the adcom angry.</p>

<p>How many African students does YALE accept each year?</p>

<p>bump....more chances PLEASE?</p>

<p>What is your parent's yearly income. Are you low, middle, or high class?</p>

<p>^around 10k.why is that important?</p>

<p>It won't be. The ONLY thing that separates you from other applicants is that you are an international. I do not believe that Yale has dipped a foot into that scolding affirmative action pool. I suspect they would choose an american over an international; it explains the discrepancy in acceptance rates.</p>

<p>^Yale could only accept limited number of international students.I think they try to bring the most diverse freshman class by covering most nations over the world.</p>

<p>Any African who was accepted to Yale.....can you post your stats?thanks</p>

<p>The international applicants are actually in a pool that is more selective. It is harder to get in as an international applicant than as a US resident. Good luck though, have you applied to any other schools?</p>

<p>^ He better have, Yale is such a crapshoot for everyone!</p>