Rose
Rose,
Stanford ‘16
B.S., Biology
Features Included
3
Essays
15
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Portland, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Harvey Mudd (Claremont, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
501 Words
Controversial topic, Ethical dilemma
Armed with a red pen and a scrupulous mentality, I spent my first year of high school hunting grammatical errors and story angles; however, the nights of editing and composing were only peripheral to my experience as the associate editor of my school’s newspaper. As the staff of a nationally recognized publication, we upheld a strict mission statement: to inform the student body of issues pertinent to their lives and to assist them in making informed decisions. In doing...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
9 Words
Description of low income family background and living environment
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Additional Essay Details
37 Words
Because I applied to 16 schools, I found it most efficient to write one generic "why us" essay and carefully tailor it to each school, e.g. by mentioning a specific professor or program that piqued my interest.
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
34 Words
I submitted applications to 16 colleges in total, in hopes that...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
48 Words
Oregon has a wonderful summer internship program run through Saturday Academy called ASE (Apprenticeships...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
50 Words
I highly recommend taking PE classes or getting involved with club sports at Stanford. It...
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Why I declined other schools
47 Words
I am a west coast native and couldn't honestly imagine myself being happy too...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
36 Words
My brother attended Stanford while I was in high school, and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2230
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDrama Production Crew, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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