50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays - Tanabe Gen, Tanabe Kelly 2009


This Book would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the Ivy League students who agreed to share their admission essays and advice in order to help others who hope to follow in their footsteps.

We would also like to thank the admissions officers for spending the time to impart some of their knowledge to our readers: Dr. Michele Hernandez, former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College and Eva Ostrum, former assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Yale University.

We would like to express our appreciation to Chenxing Han for assisting with the analysis of the students’ essays.

Special thanks to the counselors: Mary Pinedo, Whitney High School, Cerritos, CA; renee Brown, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, nY; Tricia Bryan, John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, CA; Yamila Dielacher, El Camino High School, South San Francisco, CA; Stephanie gabbard, Champion High School, Warren, OH; Linda Kimmel, Irvington High School, Fremont, CA; Lynda Mcgee, Downtown Magnets High School, Los Angeles, CA; Ann Meyer, Highlands High School, Fort Thomas, KY; Mary O’reilly, Josephinum Academy, Chicago, IL; Lois rossi, Uniontown Area High School, Uniontown, PA; Chris Ward, Lake Park High School, roselle, IL; Carla Zielinski, Perkiomen valley High School, Collegeville, PA and Carnegie vanguard High School.