In for the win: how to get into Princeton

Recorded Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11:00 PM

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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The In for the win series is back - did you miss us? If you're interested in the most highly ranked school in the nation, don't miss Elias' breakdown of how to get into Princeton!

We'll cover important topics such as the nuances surrounding Princeton's acceptance rate, the academic and extracurricular preparation necessary for admission, and how to write the school's supplemental essays.

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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