How to Write the Yale University Essays 2020-2021

Recorded Wednesday, September 30 at 11:00 PM

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Yale University

New Haven, CT

Learn how to write an awesome essay for your Yale application.

Hale Jaeger, a recent graduate of Yale University, will provide an in-depth breakdown of each of the Yale essay prompts, discussing how to write a great essay in response to each one. He'll also share his take on the essays and topics you shouldn't write about for each prompt.

Finally, he'll open up the floor for a Q&A session, where he'll answer any and all questions about the Yale essays.

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT
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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Work Experience: I am a senior at Yale and excited to begin my fifth admissions cycle working with CollegeVine. After four years of working directly with students, I can't wait to engage with the people and the process in new and innovative ways online.

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 Hale and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
49:38@anonymous:Would you mind talking about what you think made your Yale experience unique from a typical college experience?
52:14@Simisola29:Can the role model be a young students. Ex.A first Year college student
53:15@anonymous:For our short answers, do you think they would come across stronger if they were connected to our academic interests versus regular interests?
54:54@Simisola29:Can you explain how to use the additional information section. For example I had a rough year during highschool so you can see it in my grades but I bounced back
56:14@anonymous:how much is too when writing the essays?
58:11@Simisola29:Do you know anything about the study abroad program
59:43@anonymous:How do I know if I fit into Yale and if Yale believes I am a good fit for them?
61:03@Tumba:Is Yale a competitive culture or more cooperative?
62:01@Simisola29:How is the food at Yale
63:16@Simisola29:Is it ok to talk about race and politics in your essay
64:03@anonymous:Are you involved in any specific academic programs at Yale outside of your major?
66:47@Simisola29:How is New Haven though like the town I went to visit Yale but not really the town
68:37@Tumba:Is the campus walkable, or do you need a bike?
69:56@anonymous:How does Yale's shopping period for classes actually work?
72:12@anonymous:Is it recommended to include dialogue in some of the essays?
74:33@Simisola29:who helped you review your essay


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