College Admissions Story: Sammy from Yale

Recorded Thursday, February 18 at 11:30 PM

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About this livestream

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Join Moriah Kofsky as she interviews Sammy, a current student at Yale University, about their admissions story!

Sammy hails from Westchester NY and is a senior Humanities major. Sammy is an award winning member of Yale’s Model United Nations team and the director of Yale’s financial aid working group, which advocates for more equitable Yale financial aid policies. You can get Sammy to do pretty much anything so long as you promise him a good espresso or a solid music rec.

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT
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Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
17:04@McKellarr:What extracurriculars did you do? What were your standardized test scores, GPA, etc.
18:36@Thalia:Did Yale limit the number of students accepted from your HS?
19:54@chorizo:What would you say the vibe at Yale is like?
20:53@anonymous:how do you get an interview?
21:37@anonymous:How early did you start drafting your personal statement?
22:50@awash123:If you could give any advice for your freshman (college) year self, what would it be? And/or advice for incoming college freshmen.
23:29@Livi:how important do you think volunteering is for admissions
24:24@chorizo:How accessible are professors at Yale?
25:40@sidney:How are the dorms like? Do you like living there?
26:33@Thalia:How much of a presence are graduate students? Do they have a role in undergraduate teaching?
27:01@anonymous:If you were applying to college during the COVID era like I am, would you take advantage of the test-optional policy?
28:15@sidney:What was your spike?
29:02@sidney:Are there many people interested in business at Yale?
30:42@awash123:How was your transition from high school to a freshman at Yale?


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