Ivy League Dream at Yale

CHS ‘Class of 2021’ Senior Headed for Ivy League Dream at Yale
Posted on 06/01/2021
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Carson High School (CHS) Senior Carlos Torres will graduate this Saturday, June 5, 2021, and will be trading in Sierra Nevada’s picturesque mountain landscapes, lively sunsets and the scent of desert sagebrush for New England’s Colonial past, Atlantic coastline and renowned autumn foliage. He’s headed to New Haven, Conn. to attend Yale University, with a need-based scholarship covering full tuition and housing.

With a 5.3 GPA, Carlos has been a shining star at CHS. He has been an active participant in the school's swim team, which just won Regionals, as well as the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and National Honor Society  (NHS) clubs. His sister currently studies at the University of Southern California (USC), and they have worked hard to achieve the American dream that their incredible parents have set up for them.

This year was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Yale University ever to date. Yale announced that it admitted 2,169 applicants to the Class of 2025. A total of 46,905 applications were received this year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 4.6 percent. Carlos was also accepted to Brown University, Rice University, University of Southern California, Duke University, Dartmouth College, Vassar University, Swarthmore College and Washington University.

Carlos grew up in the Carson City School District, entering school as an English Language Learner at Seeliger Elementary School. He later attended Eagle Valley Middle School and then Carson High School. He is a first generation American and college student, following the footsteps of his older sister.

Although it is uncommon for a Carson City student to be accepted at an Ivy League school, this year, even amid a pandemic, Carson High School will be sending not only one, but two students, back east to attend Ivy League universities. Last month, Carson High School Senior Cristian Garcia Perez announced his acceptance to Dartmouth College with a scholarship covering nearly all tuition and expenses. This year, Dartmouth’s acceptance rate was only 6%, making it and Yale some of the most competitive schools in the nation.