ameliastraylor
ameliastraylor,
Stanford ‘20
B.S.
Hello! I'm a current High School Senior from Georgia who will be attending Stanford University in the fall. I am interested in studying Biomechanical Engineering but I also am very passionate about musical theater and singing.
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8
Essays
6
Schools
13
Scores
7
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Peachtree City, Georgia
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

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Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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When I was eleven years old, I marched my pantless grandmother (Po-Po) out of our local Barnes & Noble with my head held high. I swear, she was wearing pants when she and my grandfather (Gong-Gong) had picked me up that morning for some quality grandparent-granddaughter time. The plan had been quite simple; I just wanted to check out the bookstore. Maybe we might make it to the movie theater too, but with my family’s love for books, time can...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
502 Words
Being able to craft a new organ out of a patient's own cells, one guaranteed to be a perfect match and that could be made to order, sounds like a beautiful, unimaginable fantasy, especially to those like me who have watched a loved one go through the never-ending process of getting an organ transplant. Bioprinting could one day turn that seemingly impossible dream into a reality and completely revolutionize the world of organ transplants. I can imagine the years of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
716 Words
Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay. “Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream" The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell As a young girl, I was...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
281 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—know you better. Dear Future Roommate, Everything you could possibly need to know about me is written out plain as day in the pictures with which I cover my walls. The giant poster of the Narrows at Zion National park along with an array of snapshots of sweaty hiking trips in the...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
249 Words
What matters to you, and why? During the time period that it took me to write my first draft of this essay, my best friend sent me 46 messages, just because she missed me. Looking through those texts (at least half of which were lyrics from Hannah Montana’s finest tunes) reminded me that relationships with other people are the most precious things that we can acquire. The girl I know who once believed enchiladas to be a Chinese food matters...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
166 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit) It's rather comical how newborn babies howl for hours without going hoarse, yet most adults lose their voice after one night at a concert. Like everyone else, I knew how to "sing," or really scream, without damaging the vocal cords at birth. However, tension building in my muscles has strangled my voice. As my teacher would tell me, singing can only be truly beautiful when you...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
261 Words
How did you first learn about Rice University and what motivated you to apply? (250 word limit) Picture college. Growing up, I tried to do just that quite a few times. While many images came to mind, I lingered on a few. Those were images of the innovative, groundbreaking laboratory work, of the mechanisms in my mind turning over a new challenge, of confidently striding into a new life as that odd creature, an engineer with a love for the theatrical...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
458 Words
The quality of Rice's academic life and the Residential College System are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural traditions each student brings. What personal perspective do you feel that you will contribute to life at Rice? (500 word limit) I was raised on grits and guo-tes. Every Thanksgiving, I stuffed myself with Southern dressing (never stuffing) and creamed corn in a little house my granddaddy built himself in Equality, Alabama. Every February, I dressed in red and bowed...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
34 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, but for...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
72 Words
I applied for many scholarships, despite receiving plenty of financial aid. While these scholarships did not decrease the parental contribution for my...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
79 Words
I would definitely advise looking into summer programs that are offered by your school or nationally acclaimed summer programs in your field of interest....
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What set me apart from other applicants
34 Words
I received a note from my college admissions counselor at...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
Definitely find really specific things that show that you are a good fit for...
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How I chose schools to apply to
42 Words
For me, I wanted a college experience that not only provided me a...
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What I’d change about my application process
91 Words
I cannot stress enough exactly how important it is to start early! The College Board releases the Common App Essay prompts over the summer and writing those...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.28
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Community or summer theater/plays, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Choir, Science Club/Team
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Experience & Awards

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