College Admissions Info

puzon
puzon
Stanford University ‘18
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Computer Science Student and Research Assistant at Stanford University
From: Marlboro , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Legacy: Both Parents
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Harvard, UMBC, Rutgers, UVA, UNC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, WashU, Johns Hopkins, GA Tech
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Test Scores

2360
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Marching Band
How Spent Summers:
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

669 Words
Buzzing with chatter, the auditorium was filled with college students averaging about a foot taller than me. Navigating half-confidently through the unfamiliar crowd, I motioned to my teammate, a fellow high school student, to come over and help claim some empty spots for our other two teammates. We then had a casual conversation with college sophomores from Michigan as the rest of our team arrived and the commencement began. For me, that was the start of one of the best...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
143 Words
Stepping onto the field as a cohesive unit and playing our hearts out was always the best moment in marching band. Before and after performing, we would talk, laugh, and sing, but when the time came to perform, we would become serious, passionately committed to bringing our best show to the audience. Moreover, marching band gave me a second family, one that has supported me both when I was an apathetic freshman, and now, a senior who is committed to...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
88 Words
Last summer at Rutgers, I took two credited courses, Expository Writing 101 and Public Speaking, with a generous scholarship from the summer session director. The next summer I attended the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology, a free resident program where I took 5 non-credited courses and conducted research involving programming Android games for stroke rehabilitation. During that summer, I held a short-term job at iSoftStone, Inc. where I wrote and reviewed commands for a natural language processing application. I also wrote...



Additional Essay Details:
56 Words
These were the prompts: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you. (About 150 words) Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held, if not already detailed on the Common Application. (About 150 words)

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
99 Words
Harvard was by far the most fun interview I've had. MIT's interview system was messed up, so I ended up having an interview on Skype with someone in Philadelphia....





How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I just applied to a bunch of Ivies. My parents also...





How to increase chances at my school
26 Words
A great article I read once told me...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
24 Words
The culture is very laid back and...





Post-college plans
26 Words
I'm looking at the Navy NUPOC program to...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
7 Words
Our culture,...





Why I declined other schools
53 Words
Other schools I considered seriously were: MIT, Harvard, and Princeton. I loved MIT's rigor, but didn't...





Why I ultimately chose my school
9 Words
Location, as it's...