Name: Nataniel Mandelberg
Age: 17
Activities: Mock Trial, Model UN, It's Academic (school quizbowl team), research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (I do work with the link between viruses and mental disorders; recently we branched out into a study about viruses and cancer)
Applied to: Harvard, Princeton, Yale (early decision), University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Stanford, MIT, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Duke, Washington University in St. Louis, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, University of Maryland.
Accepted at: Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Duke, Washington University in St. Louis, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, University of Maryland.
Rejections: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT
Wait lists: Brown

In his words:My reasons to applying to all of them were relatively similar. All of these schools are fantastic research institutions with well-regarded research being conducted regularly. Harvard, Yale, and Stanford have the absolute best financial aid programs in the country, and I was hoping for merit-base money from most of the other schools.


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