But when approaching the personal statement and supplemental essays for hyper-selective schools, parents and students often wonder what Ivy League schools might be looking for. What question would you ask? Certain jobs may look simple but that simplicity masks years of expertise.
Luke Kenworthy These schools look for the right mix of academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. Share the one thing that you learned. Conclusion As acceptance rates in Ivy League schools showed, your overwhelming academic performance may not be a deciding factor.
You're about to read a bulletproof example of a admissions essay that helped secure the author offers to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Columbia, Duke, and Stanford he ended up choosing Harvard. Kenworthy, a senior at Mercer Island High School, near Seattle, has taken all the advanced-placement courses available at his school.