|Students who got into Yale say:|
Work really really hard, be creative, do what you like with passion and enthusiasm, help others, strive to always grow and be a better person and don't step on others. Add a little luck, and that's generally the recipe.
i bribed the admissions officer.
I had pretty good grades and scores, I wrote two very good essays, I had an exceptional recommendation from a teacher, my interview went very well, and I really poured my heart and soul into my application.
Don't write a snooty essay about how amazing your last summer was. Really. Most people here can probably brag about something even more amazing, but you would never know it.