puzon
puzon,
Stanford ‘18
B.S.
Computer Science Student and Research Assistant at Stanford University
Features Included
4
Essays
14
Schools
16
Scores
8
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Marlboro, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityNative Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Tagalog

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
669 Words
Interest in tech/engineering, Work experience
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...
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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...
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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...
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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)
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General 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....
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How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
I just applied to a bunch of Ivies. My parents also...
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How to increase chances at my school
26 Words
A great article I read once told me...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
24 Words
The culture is very laid back and...
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Post-college plans
26 Words
I'm looking at the Navy NUPOC program to...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
7 Words
Our culture,...
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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...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
9 Words
Location, as it's...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesComputer / Technology Volunteer, Marching Band

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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