How I Got Into An Ivy League College 🎓

  • Since I know a ton of you guys must thinking about applying to college, I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks I learned the hard way by being rejected by my top school and eventually accepted into an Ivy League college! Subscribe if you want to see more videos like this or career/life advice stuff!
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  • Michelle Khare
    Michelle Khare  Year ago +292

    Hey guys! Hope you enjoyed this video :) lmk if u wanna see any more life advice stuff!!

    • Becky Boncheveaux
      Becky Boncheveaux 9 months ago

      Michelle Khare hi! I just found your channel and I've been binging your videos. I can totally relate to this video! I applied to an Ivy too. I wish I had a counselor like you did. I think that would have helped remedy the mistakes I made.
      Cool video! I hope you make more like these!!!😺

    • lolita Vat
      lolita Vat Year ago

      Michelle Khare what career did you study?

    • Zoe Shore
      Zoe Shore Year ago

      This is such an amazing and inspiring video, thank you.

    • ingikai
      ingikai Year ago

      yes!! pls most more life advice stuff it helps so much

    • silver beast
      silver beast Year ago

      Michelle Khare make a video on Kpop diet (IU diet)

  • Ananya B
    Ananya B 2 days ago

    God Michelle, this is why I love you. You're so honest! I never used watch youtube until I came across your channel. Thanks for the not-so-pro-tips btw. They were really helpful. I'm only an 8th grader, and grades are basically my life. I worked my butt off to get 8 high school credits, but I never had fun. I'm gonna try my best to figure out who I really am and will enjoy my high school years thanks to you. You have been a huge inspiration to me and will continue to be for a LONG time. Thank you so so much!

  • The Everything Productions

    I'm not sure if anyone will ever see this comment, but if you do, I need a little bit of help. I'm starting ninth grade next year, and I am taking all honors classes plus an AP course. Any tips on how to prepare for a multitude of homework assignments and juggling extra-curricular activities at the same time?

    P.S. I'm gonna die!!!!!!

  • White Mint
    White Mint Month ago

    I honesly have no idea why I`m watching this. I got into the college of my dream, lived through such fucked up times, pushed through everything that hold me back, to just...get dissappointed, understand that I have no idea what I even like in life, to understand sometimes I can`t even tell which color I like more, yet a job...just to get depression and ultimatelly get stuck. I`m 20, and I feel like life ended, so I`m watching this vids now to create the illusion of full life that someone else have....

  • Jenny Chen
    Jenny Chen Month ago

    Haha two of my current teachers went to Ivy League schools. One went to UPenn and the other went to Harvard. Too bad there is not anyone in my community that I know of who went to the Ivy League I want to try to apply for (Cornell). Well if all goes wrong there's always GA Tech and UGA for me.

  • Hiya S
    Hiya S 5 months ago

    her shirt tho

  • Jaffrey H
    Jaffrey H 6 months ago

    Thanks for the video!. I am currently a senior and just sent my application in to Dartmouth RD. I have a legacy of many generations of my dad's family attending and my grandfather donated to the school. I have an ACT score of 30, unweighted GPA of around 3.82 and have two AP classes, a half-dozen honors classes and other regular classes that I took in my high school. I have a little more than a dozen things on my resume and seem like a pretty well-rounded student. Do you think I have a likely chance of getting accepted?

  • Lance Tan
    Lance Tan 6 months ago

    What were your stats?

  • Ana Cedeno
    Ana Cedeno 7 months ago

    Thanks a lot! I was having a bad day, that day when you’re negative about everything and after watching this my day got better. This is really good advice because everyone who wants to get into an Ivy League school is so focused in the scores that forgets about the human part and showing who you really are. 💕

  • Terinee Pooler
    Terinee Pooler 7 months ago

    Awesome video! Thanks for the advice.

  • Molly Smith
    Molly Smith 8 months ago +1

    I love the 'don't go to jail point'. My cousin got into Columbia University and his essay was on how he was falsely accused. He spent the night in jail.

  • Kennedy
    Kennedy 9 months ago

    So blessed that my mom works at a college (NOT on the admissions board) and knows how to help me with the best results. This was a great video! Thanks Michelle!

  • Nikki Dutt
    Nikki Dutt 9 months ago

    I'm giving my teachers my resume tomorrow for rec letters. I have so much anxiety man. Idk if I chose the right teachers to ask. I wanted to ask my theater director, but my parents wanted me to ask my old chem and lang teacher, so idk. I got good grades in their classes and I think they know me as a person. I'm not sure about how much they like me.. they hopefully do.

  • Stephanie Luu
    Stephanie Luu 9 months ago


  • Ashlee Cameron
    Ashlee Cameron 9 months ago

    Applying for university is so easy in New Zealand compared to other countries, you barely have to do any work because the administration team does it for you. You just fill out an online form with your basic information and they will contact your school for teacher references and your grades, and then you’re in. As long as you’ve passed high school you can get into any university here, you don’t need to be exceptionally good at anything or write any essays.

  • Ceren Sahin
    Ceren Sahin 9 months ago

    ı have a question. I am high school student and this year there is a long path for me about math and physic olimpics. And ıf ı attend those olimpics ı am not be able of attending any social activity in my school. my solution is to study by myself at home to olimpics so ı can attend to activites at school too (maybe ı even do not attend olimpics). And ı want to study abroad too. So what should ı do? Do ı have to attend olimpics or should ı attend social activities? (If ı have grammer mistakes sorry for that:))

  • Allyson brunette
    Allyson brunette 10 months ago

    I start college in a few weeks Its just a tech school. actually really scared.

  • Sidra Aamer
    Sidra Aamer 11 months ago

    I'm old and married and went to university which was biking distance of my house but I just watched this to know where you got your top. But I still dont know :$ can anyone help me?

  • Vienna Harrisenko

    I only watched this because I live in NH lmao

  • 영서
    영서 Year ago

    You are so cool and talented

  • 영서
    영서 Year ago

    You are so cool❤️

  • Bananabread Yum
    Bananabread Yum Year ago

    Youre such a rolemodel!

  • ThatOne
    ThatOne Year ago

    I am so happy you made this video! I am at Yale right now, and I can totally relate to that feeling of diversity. I was very hesitant to go to Yale, because I really thought that I would not fit into the stereotypical rich, privileged, beyond intelligent student. Although I scored well on the SAT, enough to get in, I knew that I would be a small fish in a BIG pond. I was completely wrong. Although there are some, people come from ALL backgrounds. I really hope people aren’t deterred by the intimidating image of an “Ivy League” or top university. Good luck, future college students!

  • Stephanie Chen
    Stephanie Chen Year ago

    Do you have to become a valedictorian in order to be accepted into a Ivy League?

  • Mina Victoria Stensland

    In Norway most universities just look at your grades, we dont write essays, we dont have the SAT, and they dont CARE What you do outside of school. But i like IT.

  • Nicole Alexis
    Nicole Alexis Year ago +28

    If your grades in high school suck there is still hope for you. I almost didn't graduate. I basically just met the mark. I took time off and then went to community college in January instead of right away in September. By the time I finished there with my associates degree, I applied to and got accepted at every four year school I went for, apart from NYU. I wound up going to George Washington University - which may not be an Ivy, but its still a pretty damn good school. (Especially if you're studying political science or international relations.) Now I'm in graduate school at NYU so I've basically come full circle. Going to community college gave me confidence I had lost in high school and gave me the chance to really figure out what I wanted from school. Plus I saved a ton of money. There are a lot of paths to academic success. Be patient and work hard. You'll get there if you keep trying.

  • boiwhybother
    boiwhybother Year ago

    American college sounds so different from UK uni's or colleges 0.0

  • iridescent135 !
    iridescent135 ! Year ago +1

    goes to an ivy leave school and works at buzzfeed

  • Joce Dzuong
    Joce Dzuong Year ago

    Welp, I did get suspended for making out.. Other than that I got passion and grades and test scores covered! Hope I have some luck..

  • Sarah Osgood
    Sarah Osgood Year ago +1

    Americans are so lucky that they get to resit their SATs, I wish in England you got to resit

  • Anderson Silver
    Anderson Silver Year ago

    This video was really helpful, thank you.

  • Claire M
    Claire M Year ago

    Please do more like this!

  • Hannahok
    Hannahok Year ago

    ugh dartmouth is my dreaaaaam school

  • Sophia Mack
    Sophia Mack Year ago

    This is really great advice!! I think those are the reasons why I got into my dream school without having the scores that are necessary!

  • Gaige Talley
    Gaige Talley Year ago

    Dartmouth isn’t Ivy League way to go

  • Roya Zaki
    Roya Zaki Year ago

    I was myself and still got rejected so, ya I meant most of the requirements for my dream school and now it sucks I hate everything

  • Roya Zaki
    Roya Zaki Year ago

    I got rejected from my dream school. I am unmotivated now I hate everything

  • Mai Anh Le
    Mai Anh Le Year ago

    Why are you so perfect...

  • Sam
    Sam Year ago

    Wish I had seen this video before my senior year! You had such helpful tips.

  • maceyloopa
    maceyloopa Year ago

    I'm in eighth grade and I've already got five different colleges I'm going to apply for, and I still stress about it. I know I want to major in Musical Theatre, but it's also gonna overwhelming. Can't wait!

    • Christopher Turner
      Christopher Turner Year ago +1

      maceyloopa why are you stressing? Best idea is to find the best high school you can get in your area and go there. And what do you mean by can’t wait. For what?

  • Lina
    Lina Year ago

    Ok. So my results will come out soon. Aparently, I won't get in.

  • Stephie Thomas
    Stephie Thomas Year ago

    Thank you, Michelle! This video is so inspirational

  • Slmx.mohamudd
    Slmx.mohamudd Year ago

    Feel awkward af when people talk about what to do as a junior or senior and I’m over here just being a ambitious 8th grader who would give up everything to go to UCLA

  • Lexandrine G.
    Lexandrine G. Year ago

    Wow I don't know what to say

  • candy life
    candy life Year ago

    Thank you so much for these tips, I’m planning on possible applying to Duke and I don’t really have anyone who can help/ tell me these kinds of things and experiences that they had, so Again thank you and hope the best for you, your channel, and your future ❤️

  • yoharamona
    yoharamona Year ago


  • Aaron Eddy
    Aaron Eddy Year ago

    I’m a high schooler and I’m a sophomore it’s currently March and I am starting junior year in September. This honestly helped me so much and made me feel super confident so thank you this is actually very useful 💜

  • mundanereader
    mundanereader Year ago

    Got rejected from Standford REA too. Now waiting on my rd schools 😔

  • Zachary James Samoila

    This video is helpful. I was rejected from Dartmouth, though I am searching for graduate programs in economics and am actually applying to quite a few ivy league schools. Thank you for making this!!

  • Lauren
    Lauren Year ago +307


    • Ananya B
      Ananya B 2 days ago

      @abhitastic7 Isn't it everybody's?

    • abhitastic7
      abhitastic7 5 months ago +3


    • Seeret Aulakh
      Seeret Aulakh 9 months ago +1

      Lauren omg omg omg

    • Rebecca Hamm
      Rebecca Hamm 9 months ago +1


    • Jocelyn Wang
      Jocelyn Wang 9 months ago +7


  • sarangheart
    sarangheart Year ago

    More ppl should see this

  • She who animates
    She who animates Year ago +1

    I would love to go to a good college but it’s way to expensive

  • kendyl davis
    kendyl davis Year ago


  • bella pritchard
    bella pritchard Year ago

    dammit michelle, i wish you'd have made this video before january 1st - this advice would have completely revamped my app

  • Star Struck
    Star Struck Year ago

    Please do more videos like this as these are the videos that really help people♥️

  • krazymunky
    krazymunky Year ago

    was college worth it? i mean are you using your degree?

  • meganlatt
    meganlatt Year ago

    Really great video! Glad to know what my guidance counselor has said is true! Thanks again :)

  • Payton Vandy
    Payton Vandy Year ago

    That feeling when you got in but you can’t afford to go :’)

  • Teja Deja
    Teja Deja Year ago

    You were just great in this video

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Year ago +2

    I really want to get accepted into Tulane, although it's not an ivy league school, it is a private university that requires a recommended 29 on the ACT. I'm worried I won't get that high. And I know there are a lot better

  • hridhi Islam
    hridhi Islam Year ago +1

    Can you do a video about your experience in Dartmouth and how it shaped you? I love your videos.

  • Sara Vargas
    Sara Vargas Year ago

    This is amazing and helped me so much, thank you!!

  • Amy J
    Amy J Year ago

    You are so pretty and smart ❤

  • Malisa Rai
    Malisa Rai Year ago

    You are so well spoken!

  • Tatiana Knox
    Tatiana Knox Year ago

    For undergrad I made the mistake with my essay of not showing the true me and I got rejected from my dream school. Even though i was basically the poster child for an Ivy League applicant.
    I ended up going to a state school and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I actually discovered my love for cycling and rowing there!
    For my graduate school applications I made sure to show my passion and excitement for both the field and my extracurricular activities and I got into my number 1 school. This video is so gently encouraging and I love it.

  • Gladys Sabogal
    Gladys Sabogal Year ago

    good vidoe

  • SatisfyingDIY
    SatisfyingDIY Year ago +2

    I've had different teachers every year so I've never gotten any chance to get close with any of my teachers. I'm in my sophomore year and I'm worried that I won't be able to get a recommendation from any of my teachers. Do you think i still have the chance to find a teacher before senior year?

  • Zeke Slavens
    Zeke Slavens Year ago

    You're asian thats how

    • Atomic Peach
      Atomic Peach Year ago +2

      Zeke Slavens Actually Asians are hurt most by Affirmative Action so if anything, she got in despite that.

  • afl
    afl Year ago

    Beginning of senior year for recs is crazy? My school basically said that we were way behind if March of junior year rolled around and we hadn’t asked yet 😂 every school is different I guess!

  • Gwen King-Lunde
    Gwen King-Lunde Year ago

    Thank you for making this video! Could you please make a video describing your experiences at Dartmouth?

  • Ria Arora
    Ria Arora Year ago +1

    hey Michelle! Thank you for the amazing advice! I was wondering if you could make a video about how to form relationships with teachers in high school! Thank you!

  • Elizabeth Jung
    Elizabeth Jung Year ago

    Why did you quit fencing?

  • Dan Allée
    Dan Allée Year ago

    Thanks for the help! I am a junior in High School and college seems to be running up on me. This helps me so much.

  • snow flower
    snow flower Year ago +3

    not sure why im watching this video since im a junior at my university already haha.

    MARAM A Year ago

    i do this program at dartmouth every summer

  • steph pardi
    steph pardi Year ago +6

    Where was this video 3 months ago!?

  • Tori Neighbors
    Tori Neighbors Year ago +1

    But you didn’t know that plants have ovaries🙄

  • I like Music
    I like Music Year ago +4

    What am I doing here? I'm in college lmao

  • JibaraSoy
    JibaraSoy Year ago +1

    Cannot explain it, but Im crying watching this... I freaking love you woman! My level of admiration towards you have increased. I feel someday we will meet and definitely we can be even friends. I feel can see myself in yourself, sporty, smart, willing to conquer your fears.

  • Antonio lewis84
    Antonio lewis84 Year ago +1

    You got in because of feminism and you're a girl

  • Estelle Lopez
    Estelle Lopez Year ago +114

    "You can get into the best school ever, and ultimately not find what you're looking for."
    No truer words. I definitely can attest to that.

  • Majo Toraya
    Majo Toraya Year ago

    Tell us more about your college experience please!!!!

  • Josie Kleve
    Josie Kleve Year ago

    The essay prompts for this fall are already released for all my juniors

  • LeonGrillCheese
    LeonGrillCheese Year ago

    Yoooo today in school we had an assembly about the internet and stuff and you were on one of the videos

  • Mari
    Mari Year ago

    Dartmouth is my dream school! I love this video so much

  • Fiona Hil
    Fiona Hil Year ago

    Omg thank you so much for this video!!! I'm a junior in highschool rn and I'm starting to get into a lot of my college searches, and while it's all been very exciting, I'm really anxious too! I do pretty dang well in school, but my class is extremely competitive and I couldn't honestly see how someone with my scores/gpa would get accepted into the schools I wanted and still find a way to afford it because I constantly find myself comparing myself to them. I really enjoy my class as a whole, but they really stress me out sometimes! Anyway, what I was trying to say is that this has been super reassuring and amazing advice, so thank you! :)

  • Mysticxcel
    Mysticxcel Year ago

    Dammit I wish this video existed sooner. I already applied to 6 colleges and I'm waiting to hear back from 4 more around April :')

  • dlxe
    dlxe Year ago

    OMG your makeup looks so nice!!! Great job girl!! :)

  • Michelle Choi
    Michelle Choi Year ago

    A few months too late... :(

  • Raviraj Pandit
    Raviraj Pandit Year ago +1

    You seem to be Indian, aren't you?

  • Toni Gru
    Toni Gru Year ago +9

    I'm 26 and watching this out of random curiosity. I wish my parents or every adult around me at 17/18 said " don't think about what's going to get you the money or job security.". Or for so long I felt my sucesses or grades are what defined me or hid problems I did have; so when my life has gone to complete shit, all my internal baggage and current problems were literally killing me.
    I want to say this is now one of my favorite Michelle Khare videos, if I decided to create a list. I literally just cried just thinking "wow, here's an adult giving great advice to younger adults. I wish she was here on a screen in front of me 8 years ago".

  • Dome Villacis Sierra

    this was so cool and helpful

  • Kara Pauley
    Kara Pauley Year ago +1

    I'd love to hear more about Dartmouth, I'm thinking of applying there, and I want to know what it's really like and if it's an environment I could see myself in. Love this channel and your honesty!

  • Marta Peixoto
    Marta Peixoto Year ago +3

    you should cut your hair short

  • Rafaela Scheiwiller

    When your country has only state owned universities and everyone with a high school degree can join xD (no essay or grades that determine whether you can go.)

  • Th List Nerd
    Th List Nerd Year ago

    Thank God you didn't get into Standford. What you do now is so much better!!..

  • Katie Lockhart
    Katie Lockhart Year ago

    This was a great video for those applying to college! These were great tips I wish I had heard them a little bit earlier! As a high school senior who has applied and been accepted to colleges this was very helpful and eased some of my fears so thank you! Scholarship applications are due soon so if you have any tips for those I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to hear it! (Also if you can somehow make this video show up in people's notifications again in August/September I'm sure next years seniors would love these tips for the early action/decision application deadlines. We wouldn't want these awesome tips to get lost and forgotten about)

  • Jenna Tarbell
    Jenna Tarbell Year ago

    You graduated with my sister

  • Zara Styles
    Zara Styles Year ago +4

    Did u happen to also get into other Ivy’s or was Dartmouth your only option?

  • margaritathemermaid

    Hey Michelle I can totally relate to your story I’m currently attending a private school for Radio/TV Broadcasting and I’m glad I made the decision to go to the school I’m going to now (at the time I didn’t know but my school was one of the first schools to teach digital broadcasting and is one of the best schools for it) I’m so glad to see where my future takes me you inspire me so much! Keep doing what you’re doing ❤️