College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘20
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Stanford nerd, 2016 CTE Presidential Scholar and cupcake engineer.
From: Silverdale , Washington
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: BYU, Utah State U
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Church, Community Cleanup / Service, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Debate Club/Team, Library Volunteer, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? Embarrassment pooled in my eyes almost as fast as the water pooled on the ground. I shifted on my knees to see how many teams were watching us, and I felt the grit of dirt on the concrete floor. I could see the judging panel walking...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
257 Words
Note to future roommate: Hey! I am ridiculously excited to meet you! I love Sandra Bullock movies. I am obsessed with Pinterest, and I am always looking for guinea pigs to try new hairstyles on. I wish I could stop biting my nails, and sometimes I do, but only until I take a test or watch a freaky movie. I hate doing my laundry and the song Drops of Jupiter. My favorite store is the Dollar Tree, and when I...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
238 Words
Idea or experience important to intellectual development I took AP Physics 1 and AP Calculus AB my junior year. The AP Physics C teacher at our school told those of us who were taking both classes that if we were interested, we could come to his calculus-based Physics study sessions before school to prepare for taking the AP Physics C Mechanics test without having taken the class. This was when I started to understand the connections between Calculus and Physics, and...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
252 Words
What matters to you, and why? The first club I joined in high school was robotics. My Computer-Aided Drafting teacher told me that I should stop by for the meeting after school. I was one of the only girls in the room, and I knew almost nothing about the electrical, mechanical, and programming components involved in building a robot. Engineers and robotics coaches from our community volunteered their time to teach me the skills I needed to be a valuable...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
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Extracurricular activities or work experiences I began working at TJ Maxx in August 2015. I was interested in finding a job in order to save for college, and although I love making cupcakes with my small business, the events I cater for such as weddings or recitals are sporadic. I interviewed for the job and found that they were incredibly willing to work around my busy academic schedule and that they would allow me to have Sundays off for church and...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only interviewed with Stanford, but my interview experience was essential to my acceptance. I would strongly recommend taking the "optional" opportunity to interview with alumni. Don't come over prepared, because it should fee comfortable and casual, but keep in mind any key pieces...

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

How to increase chances at my school
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Take the ACT and the SAT again and again! Stanford superscores (takes the combined total of each...

My advice about getting recommenders
102 Words
You MUST choose recommenders from different disciplines. I picked my AP Physics teacher because I took 2 years of his class and knew him well personally, and my Honors Sophomore English teacher...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
86 Words
I took out the full amount in federal student loans available to freshman ($5,500) and I applied for over 50 scholarships. I received about $20,000 in outside scholarships and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Stanford was a serious "reach school" for me, but it still took...

What I like about my school’s location and culture (Stanford)
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It is honestly sunny every single day here. We...