Yale University Visits Hattiesburg High School

Written By Communications Specialist Jessica Moore

Date: 1/9/2020


A student representative from Yale University spoke with at least 12 Hattiesburg High School seniors who applied to the Ivy League research university about their potential future as Yale students.


Danny Li graduated from Petal High School in 2018 and now studies political science and economics at Yale University. Li provided students with information about the application and suggested tips about the admissions process. 


“Let your voice shine through in your essays and try to have a whole package because that’s how Yale evaluates its candidates,” said Li. 


Li told students about Yale’s academic offerings and student life, as well as offered advice on the transition from a small town to a big university. He spoke about the growth he experienced during his first semester at the university, saying “Yale provides support that allows you to grow.” 


“[Li] gave me an outlook on what I should be ready for if I get accepted into the college,” Nyzaireyus Harrison, a Yale applicant from Hattiesburg High School, said.


After submitting his application over the winter break, Harrison felt excited about the possibility of going to Yale but nervous about figuring out which school was right for him. Like many students, Harrison questioned if he could finance a Yale education. Li suggested that Yale is often less expensive than some in-state colleges and universities and went over the financial aid application. 


“Him telling us that most of the Yale fees would be paid for was something positive that may sway the decision a little bit as that was one of the main worries,” said Harrison. 


To access deadlines for application and information about applying to Yale University, students and families can visit https://www.yale.edu/admissions