College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘20
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a fun, hardworking kid from Abuquerque, New Mexico who is lucky enough to be part of the Stanford Class of 2020! I was accepted despite average GPA, Scores, Transcripts, etc. Nothing that I did was exemplary, but I did put a lot of time into my essays
From: Albuquerque , New Mexico
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Native American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Colorado, New Mexico, UMHB
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

In recent years a dear family friend suffered from a herniated disk and required immediate surgery to try to repair the damage. However, her operation did not go as planned and she was told that she may never walk again. Every day since then, I have witnessed her inability to perform simple tasks. Her new disability has not only affected her life, but the lives of her entire family and all of her friends. I have always viewed her as...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
237 Words
Idea or experience important to intellectual development Ever since I was a small child I have had an obsession for the Human Body, I have always been fascinated by how it works, and I remember having drawn out discussions with my family on human anatomy. One of my most memorable conversations was talking about how color was perceived by the eye. I wondered if everyone in the world perceived colors differently, but knew colors by the same name because of...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
262 Words
Note to future roommate Hello, my name is Ryan Kirk, and I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's a wonderful place to live; we have beautiful mountains where you can shred down the slopes during the winter, rivers for kayaking, bike trails to ride and don't forget about the chile. The big question around here is "Red or Green?" This shows how much of an influence our cuisine has on our culture; perhaps I can introduce you to New Mexican food....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
8 Words
What matters to you, and why?

Additional Essay Details:
28 Words
I spent a lot of time on my essays and revised them multiple times. I also had teachers read my essays and asked if they had any feedback.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
42 Words
I interviewed with Stanford University and I feel that it really helped in...

My advice about getting recommenders
44 Words
For your letters of recommendation. Choose one of your primary teachers (math, science,...