We’re led to believe that getting into Yale is a pretty difficult thing to do. But one teen from Brentwood, Tennessee, just managed to bag herself a place at one of America’s most prestigious universities by writing a college essay about how much she loves Papa John’s Pizza!

“When the delivery person rings my doorbell, I instantly morph into one of Pavlov’s dogs, salivating to the sound that signals the arrival of the cheesy, circular glory,” wrote Carolina Williams in her essay about something she loves doing. “It smells like celebration, as I love to rejoice a happy occasion by calling Papa John’s for my favorite food.” Fortunately for Carolina, the Admissions Officer at Yale was also a massive pizza fan, so much so that they offered her a place! “As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (and then ordered pizza) after reading your application,” they wrote.

The good news doesn’t stop there though, because after tweeting Papa John’s to let them know that her essay about their pizzas had gotten her into Yale, the company responded by offering her a free pizza party for her dorm, plus free pizza for a year! In fact, Papa John himself made a special video just for Carolina, which you can see for yourself below. While she eventually chose Auburn over Yale, Carolina’s essay proved what we already knew: pizza is the answer to everything!

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How much do you love pizza?

Carolina Williams loves it so much that she wrote a college essay about it


She sent it to Yale Admissions Office as a part of her admission

And quickly got a response! “I laughed so hard on your pizza essay,” wrote the Yale Admissions Officer

Her application even inspired them to order pizza!

They liked Carolina so much that they offered her a place at Yale

But the good stuff doesn’t end here!

Papa John’s were honored that she wrote about them in her essay


The company wrote to her personally and even sent her a bunch of free stuff


They also gave her free pizza for A YEAR and offered to throw her dorm a free pizza party!

Watch the video below to see the whole message to Carolina from Papa John: