College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘20
BS, Biotechnology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

Stanford freshman! I love to read essays and answer questions :)
From: Saint Louis , Missouri
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Stanford
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Math Team, Science Club/Team, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
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College Application Essays

To be honest, I had signed up for Science Olympiad on a whim. It was the type of thing my parents had always pushed me toward, but I still felt a nudge of uncertainty: was I willing to commit my future to science? I needed some sign from the universe… A voice behind me. It was her: “Hey. Do you need a partner?” ** Rewind. It’s freshman year. I’m speeding through the hallway, a blur of electric pants and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
296 Words
So. Future roommate. I’ve already checked, and our horoscope signs are VERY compatible; basically, we’re a match made in heaven. And for this, I thank the Stanford housing gods. As much as I love astrology, my Ouija board is nonexistent, and I’m pretty sure that my palm readings are entirely inaccurate. I prefer to go with the flow, to ride that Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride. I’m basically saying that I’ll do whatever with...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
281 Words
Diners—couples, families, friends—are scattered around the tables. Candles light the room with a dim glimmer. I’m at an Italian restaurant with my rowing team, some dinner place I found on Yelp. As I order, I hear the tentative first strums of a guitar drift across the room—immediately, I’m drawn in. A man sits scrunched over a stool, instrument on lap. His mother sits next to his guitar case, smiling softly. I stand up after ordering...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
294 Words
My job is more than what an anthropomorphic guinea pig from a Geico commercial makes it out to be. I’m not just a mindless drum beater. I’m a coxswain, and I’m sitting at the start line of my first National Championships with my eight rowers. The flag drops, and we burst out of the start, vying to grab that extra inch and get the lead. Our boat has practiced for this moment for two months, yet my...

Additional Essay Details:
9 Words
Wrote these all at midnight! Best time to write.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
51 Words
Choose teachers you've developed a personal connection with, preferably someone you've had more than one...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
34 Words
Talk about passion for incredible athletics, academics, and people. Emphasize...

How to increase chances at my school
29 Words
Don't write static essays. Don't conform to stereotypes about...

Why I declined other schools
36 Words
The location of Stanford was perfect. I also felt so connected...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
24 Words
So much financial aid!! Great spring and...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I didn't use a private admissions counselor...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
33 Words
Culture- student support, student success with countless national championships every...