College Admissions Info

qnnguyen
qnnguyen
Stanford University ‘17
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

I am Freshman at Stanford University who always thought he would hate Stanford. Lesson learned – be open minded, because you never know what will change your mind.
From: Costa Mesa , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, MIT, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese

Test Scores

2330
SAT
Highest SAT: 2330
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo, Swimming/Diving, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Academic Decathlon, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

College Application Essays

None Reported

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
81 Words
Few schools actually give interviews, but the ones that do present applicants with a great opportunity. If you feel like you have a particular passion or are especially interested in a university, make sure to express that in your interview. In addition, remember to relax and be your natural self – it is far more enlightening to your interviewer if they...



Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
68 Words
Often the very lucrative scholarship opportunities are small local ones. If you are an accomplished student who stands out in your area, you can find a lot of easy money by reaching out to guidance counselors. They should point you in the right direction. These scholarships also tend to have much simpler application processes; in fact, for many you can...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
79 Words
One of my big regrets about high school was that I did not pursue any independent projects when I was in high school. I wish I had spent my summers working on my own projects (for example, learning to program well), because these will often help you find direction going into college, not to mention show admissions officers that you...