How I Got Into An Ivy League College 🎓

  • Published on Feb 2, 2018
  • 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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Comments • 338

  • Michelle Khare
    Michelle Khare  Year ago +294

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

    • Becky Boncheveaux
      Becky Boncheveaux Year 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)

  • Simonne
    Simonne 19 days ago

    Imagine if you were on TheXvid throughout high school and then applied to Dartmouth. You’d so get in!

  • Simonne
    Simonne 19 days ago

    Where’d you get that top?!

  • Ananya B
    Ananya B 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 8 months ago

    her shirt tho

  • Jaffrey H
    Jaffrey H 9 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 9 months ago

    What were your stats?

  • Ana Cedeno
    Ana Cedeno 10 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 10 months ago

    Awesome video! Thanks for the advice.

  • Molly Smith
    Molly Smith 11 months ago +3

    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 Year 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 Year 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 Year ago


  • Ashlee Cameron
    Ashlee Cameron Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Sidra Aamer
    Sidra Aamer Year 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 +34

    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.

  • 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 💜

  • ikram
    ikram 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 +323


    • Ananya B
      Ananya B 3 months ago

      @Abhinav Devulapalli Isn't it everybody's?

    • Abhinav Devulapalli
      Abhinav Devulapalli 8 months ago +3


    • Seeret Aulakh
      Seeret Aulakh Year ago +1

      Lauren omg omg omg

    • Rebecca Hamm
      Rebecca Hamm Year ago +1


    • Jocelyn Wang
      Jocelyn Wang Year ago +6


  • She who animates
    She who animates Year ago

    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