JCstanford20
JCstanford20,
Stanford ‘20
B.A., Anthropology and Archaeology, , Biology
I'm just a fairly normal person who made it into Stanford and is studying human biology and anthropology
Features Included
5
Essays
12
Schools
11
Scores
10
Advice
7
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Plano, Texas
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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**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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Additional Essay Details
17 Words
I chose to be very honest and personal, and in my opinion those are the best essays.
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General 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...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
19 Words
Do what you enjoy. No, seriously....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
45 Words
Stanford has a myriad of internship opportunities available to students, both in the Bay...
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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...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
54 Words
No private admissions counselor! Definitely not worth the cost. I did however get a few students...
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What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
I wouldn't have stressed out so much about getting in! Deferral &...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
19 Words
Did you know that you really...
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Why I declined other schools
65 Words
I turned down everywhere else because they couldn't offer the same opportunities as Stanford. The closest competitor was Brown, and...
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My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
Ask teachers who you think know you the best. It's not necessarily about being the...
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Post-college plans
27 Words
Ideally, I'd like to take a gap year...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Martial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHospital 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
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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