As an incoming student, what is a class you would be really excited about registering for?
The class doesn’t have to be within the bounds of a normal college curriculum – get creative with the title of the course as well as its curriculum.
Most first-year Yale students live in suites of four to six people.
What do you hope to add to your suitemates’ experience? As much as your Yale experience is grounded in academic pursuits, it will also be defined in large part by your social and extracurricular contributions outside the classroom.
Admissions officers use this question to learn more about an applicant’s creative interests.
Remember, your source of inspiration can be anything – a book, play, poem, person, movie, painting, music, mathematical equation or photograph, to name several.
Maybe your passion for theater or recycling or political protest will inspire others?
It’s never easy to appreciate something unconventional.
Universities are constantly trying to assess fit in the same way their applicants are. Think about an answer that accurately reflects your personality and be sure to make connections between your interests and Yale’s unique academic and/or extracurricular offerings.
If Yale is your top choice, then this answer should come easily.