College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘20
BA, Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm just a fairly normal person who made it into Stanford and is studying human biology and anthropology
From: Plano , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Brown, Georgetown, UT Austin, BC, Fordham, SMU
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Hospital Volunteer, Debate Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Political Campaign, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
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College Application Essays

**names redacted** I am my brother's keeper. Over five years ago, my brother XYZ had leukemia. When his prognosis worsened, he needed a bone marrow transplant to have a chance at surviving. I was his perfect match, and on a December afternoon, my marrow infused into his bloodstream. My blood became his blood, and from that point we shared a permanent, undeniable genetic link. A few months later, XYZ was declared cancer-free. It was a picture-perfect ending to a picture-perfect...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
257 Words
After finding out that the school newspaper wanted to publish an inflammatory and simply incorrect article blaming feminism for most of the country's problems, I decided to strike back in the only way I knew how—writing a counter-article about what feminism is and why every single student at my all-boys school should be a feminist. I embarked on a journey, interviewing teachers who were connected to feminism in any way, and it was eye- opening. I would have never...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
258 Words
When my brother was diagnosed with leukemia for the first time over five years ago and when he relapsed last April, I saw firsthand how proper medical treatment, access to mental health resources, availability of marrow donors, and an insurance policy that didn't set a lifetime cap or discriminate against preexisting conditions could help deliver my brother through a painful cancer journey. But he is only one of many, one child fortunate enough to have these resources. Around the country...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
261 Words
Dear roommate, You're officially invited to all the fun cultural events I'm planning to go to, especially events with food that the Asian-American student groups I'll join will inevitably hold. The only rule: you have to invite to me any other cultural events (or anything with food) you're going to! I apologize in advance because when we're back in the dorm after exciting nights out doing fun and amazing things together, the music from that musical Hamilton will be on...

Additional Essay Details:
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I chose to be very honest and personal, and in my opinion those are the best essays.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
61 Words
Be passionate! Schools are looking for reasons to accept you, not reasons to reject you. So pour your...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
19 Words
Do what you enjoy. No, seriously....

Why I ultimately chose my school
45 Words
Stanford has a myriad of internship opportunities available to students, both in the Bay...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
72 Words
Georgetown: good interview, talked a lot about D.C. and Jesuit identity Harvard: worst interview ever, interviewer was snobbish and...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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No private admissions counselor! Definitely not worth the cost. I did however get a few students...

What I’d change about my application process
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I wouldn't have stressed out so much about getting in! Deferral &...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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Did you know that you really...

Why I declined other schools
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I turned down everywhere else because they couldn't offer the same opportunities as Stanford. The closest competitor was Brown, and...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Ask teachers who you think know you the best. It's not necessarily about being the...

Post-college plans
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Ideally, I'd like to take a gap year...