College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First year student at Stanford. Passionate about diversity in tech. Proud member of LSJUMB.
From: Miami , Florida
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Williams
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

My mother is the strongest influence on everything I am, everything I have attained, and everything I want to be. Our closeness is a result of the fatal car accident that my father got into when I was two years old; from that moment on, my mother and I were left alone together. After my mom and I left for Miami, she struggled with difficulties that naturally come with being a single mother: she worked, she cleaned, and she raised...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
468 Words
One night, towards the end of the Stanford Summer College program, the members of my dorm went out to the Main Quad, where the mentors led us in a discussion about what we'd take home from those eight weeks. One by one, each of my dorm mates spoke about what they felt and how move-out day seemed so far away at first. Unable to translate my feelings into words, I found myself grateful to be one of the last few...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
249 Words
Stanford Roommate Essay: Dear Roommate, College is a time for trying new things, exploring one’s self… AND POSTERS. One thing you’ll notice about me is that I’ll soon have my side of wall completely filled with posters of Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Jimi Hendrix, Family Guy, and cats. Aside from my walls, another thing you’ll observe is that my desk will probably be a huge mess by the end of the first week of...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
264 Words
For the first fourteen years of my life, I’d been taught to be nonjudgmental and to see others as equals. It was easy enough to do so as long as I was separated from other students, who weren’t deemed “gifted” by the state. My elementary school and magnet middle school had done a good job of making us “gifted” kids feel different, special, and maybe even superior by separating us from the “regular” kids. Upon finishing middle school,...

Supplemental Essay: Other
64 Words
I tried to make my essays more of a "stream of consciousness" type of narrative rather than a creative writing piece. I know some people who have flowery diction and stuck with this type of writing. The sooner I accepted that this was not the type of writing that I was strong at creating, the faster I embraced my strengths in writing: syntactical writing.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Ambitious, curious,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I interviewed for Harvard and MIT. While every interview experience is different, every interview boils down...

Why I declined other schools
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At the end of the day, setting some time aside to visit the schools during their admit weekends gave me a sense...

My advice about getting recommenders
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If you can, get a teacher you have known for...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Apply for scholarships! There are multiple websites that compile huge lists of scholarships; go to those and...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Research the school! Reach out to current students and alumni whose interests...