britishguy
britishguy,
Stanford ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
UK citizen. First person from my school to successfully apply to a US university!
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
8
Scores
8
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Who thought that spaghetti, banana, and tofu with a generous sprinkling of garlic and the bonus of being seriously burnt would be a tasty combination? My mother, of course! The severity of the acrid aroma that permeated the house as she prepared what she thought was the culinary equivalent of Buckingham Palace is permanently etched into my mind. Minutes felt like hours as my sister and I had to eat every last morsel. That night, we used a lot of...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
253 Words
Intellectual Curiosity
Unlike my friends, I remember grocery shopping as a child with fond memories. At first, I would scream until my mother bought chocolate, or sneakily open a bag of crisps so she’d be obliged to pay for them. However, as my perceptions and ability to read improved, trips to the supermarket took on a new significance. I observed how, with the help of my rough numerical skills, that the “special offers” my mother would jump for joy at were...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
145 Words
Why Duke?
Last summer, in London, I recognised a Dukie by her t-shirt. Deciding I had nothing to lose, I nervously introduced myself and asked about her experiences. What followed is why Duke resonates with me so strongly. She went above and beyond, vividly describing Durham, K-Ville and Randy’s Pizza, dropping anecdotes and bursting with spirit. Although I had yet to step foot on the campus, I could picture myself weaving in and out of the gothic architecture, cheering on the...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
66 Words
Stanford was a no brainer for me. I needed near full financial aid as an international student, so had completely...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
11 Words
Be reaaaally quirky....
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How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
32 Words
Honestly quite fragmented. Communities are split up by interests. But...
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The stress level and competitiveness of a typical student at my school
22 Words
It can be stressful at times. But...
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What are opportunities unique to my school
35 Words
SO MANY. Being in Silicon Valley gives you unparalleled access to...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
85 Words
Before attending Stanford, I thought that people were going to be arriving day one with the same intensity for academics and extracurriculars as I'd imagined they...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
66 Words
No. I spent countless hours pouring over all the information I could find online (from online forums, college websites, looking...
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My advice about getting recommenders
70 Words
I didn't choose the teachers who taught the subjects that I was doing amazingly in, but rather teachers who I had...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic, Debate Club/Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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