Yale Boat

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Tarang

Continuing in our tradition of reporting SAT averages to you guys, I now bring you Yale University. Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 8% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800 SAT Math: 700 / 780 SAT Writing: 700 / 790 ACT Composite: 30 / 34 Enrollment (2009): Total Enrollment: 11,593 (5,275 undergraduates) Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female 100% Full-time Percent of applicants accepted is usually around 9%. Fun Fact: The Yale Corinthian Yacht Club is the oldest collegiate sailing club in the world. It was… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

Something in Common

Published Friday, April 15, 2011 by Tarang

Recently, I watched a charming Dianna Agron (Glee) interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She was refreshingly poised and humble, especially when she told her tale of hanging out with Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow in the bathroom. Apparently all the Glee girls, Gwyneth, and Beyonce were in the bathroom together to fix someone’s dress when suddenly someone popped out a box of mints. Dianna noticed how Beyonce took a mint just like a regular person, and Dianna felt like Beyonce was one of them. You can check out the beginning of the interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lqY-oNbfk8 Her… Continue Reading

Upcoming Changes to the SAT

Published Friday, April 1, 2011 by Tarang

As you all know, the SAT has constantly changed itself over the years to stay alive. It went from being a 1600 point test to a 2400 point test in 2005. Instead of having only verbal and math, the SAT now has critical reading, math, and writing. The writing section includes an essay, which was not previously present. Also, the SAT added more focus on Algebra 2 in 2005 as well. Recently, the SAT has been feeling the pressure from rival standardized test ACT. The ACT also has a PSAT counterpart called PLAN, which is… Continue Reading

Throughout society and in life…(Part 2)

Published Monday, March 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we left off, you hopefully gained a good understanding of being concise and logical. Now, you must focus on the examples that you will specifically use in the essay. A good place to focus your attention first is the literary example. The literary example should always be strong because it is very specific: you are choosing a specific book and referencing certain events in the book. This sort of detailed evidence should boost your essay, but you must make sure the book is relevant to the prompt. Things to consider: 1. Books that… Continue Reading


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