Here are the stats of three superhuman kids we know who are applying Early Action to Yale University.
Caucasion male. Attends top public school in a mid-Atlantic state. Ranked #1 in his school. 2380 SAT, no prep, one sitting. Captain, Varsity Cross Country. Won a language prize and scholarship to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student. Selected to do research in prestigous summer program - his evaluator said he has the one of the greatest scientific minds he has ever encountered.
Caucasion male. Attends top private school in a western state. 2380 SAT, no prep, one sitting. 4.0 unweighed. School president. Varsity Baseball. Star of every school play – Performed at European arts festival. Winner of national competitions for two musical instruments.
Caucasion male. Double legacy. Attends small private school in a western state. Three-sport athelete. 2310 SAT, superscore. A bona fide genius – 4.0 unweighted without studying. Started his own internet business – has many customers in Asia.
Who gets in? Student A? Student B? Student C? Neither? All? You predict.
I think all three should get in.
This is so hard… I don’t envy the admissions guys jobs.