College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

PNW native currently attending Stanford. I love cats, working with kids, and creative writing.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Stanford, UChicago, Columbia, WashU
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

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

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Photography / Film, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Shy Girl "Any more candidates?" My hand shoots up before I can reconsider. "Me." Eyes turn. Eyebrows rise. Hot blood rushes to my cheeks. My teacher scrawls my name on the whiteboard: Christina. There were eight candidates for Community Service Representative of the Freshman Class. Now, there are nine. ... At fourteen, I tutor Monday through Thursday at a local elementary school, with friends I've recruited from class. My heaven is a rare sunny Friday spent...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
274 Words
Intellectual vitality essay: I've pulled one all-nighter in high school - not to finish a project or cram for an exam, but to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix. The show follows the life of quirky, fashionable teenager Buffy Summers, called on by fate to fight vampires and other monsters. I came for the witty dialogue; I stayed for the subversion of trope. Buffy is designed to undermine expectations. In typical horror films, the witless blonde is attacked in...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
163 Words
On an activity important to me: "Writer": One who writes poetry, journals, and stories. One who is always writing, in a sense. She's naturally shy, but loves meeting people. She memorizes faces, tics, and dialogue, all potential story fodder. Her love affair with stories isn't new; at eleven, she read till midnight in the bathroom to evade her mom's notice. One who has devoted two Novembers to drafting two novels. Paper hills rise from her recycling bin. While watching TV,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
272 Words
What matters to you and why? A million things matter to me: my family, my friends, my cats (my babies), poverty, global warming, whether this dress makes me look fat. Yet tutoring is the activity most important to me. Since the eighth grade, I've tutored at an elementary school near my home. My students are at risk academically, in math, reading, and writing. They add when they ought to multiply and subtract when they should divide. Holding their attention for...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Letter to your roommate: Dear Roommate, Hi! I'm Christina. I'm a Pacific Northwest native who watches too much TV, adores cats, and runs on coffee. I enjoy playing cards, watching Bollywood romantic comedies, and singing the Beatles catalog with little skill. Before we meet, a few cautions: My half of the room will get as messy as Hemingway's love life. Book stacks will hinder navigation. I can ramble when excited. I once spent an entire class period on a presentation...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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What five words best describe you? sarcastic, conscientious, perfectionistic, pragmatic, ambitious

Additional Essay Details:
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Colleges enjoy quirkiness. They also like some degree of precociousness, but not pretentiousness. Talk about how much you love Kafka but act humble, etc. I believe you've got to brag a little in this process, which may or may not appeal to your personality type. AdmitSee has also found that some schools, notably Harvard, prefer essays which describe overcoming challenges (with more "negative" language), whereas Stanford prefers "positive" language about personal passions and community interests.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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You will be told that interviews don't really matter. This is true. They basically check for hygiene and the ability to interact...

Why I declined other schools
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Ultimately, I had to choose between Stanford, the University of Chicago, and Columbia. The latter 2 offered more in financial aid, but...

My advice about getting recommenders
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The usual advice: Get a humanities and a science/math teacher. Prove you're well-rounded. It's also best to...

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

What I’d change about my application process
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Apply to fewer schools, and begin your applications ASAP!! I was a 4.00 student with great activities/service experience...