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Stanford220994,
Stanford ‘20
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
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
Features Included
5
Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
2
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico
GenderMale
EthnicityNative American
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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....
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
8 Words
What matters to you, and why?
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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.
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General 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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
44 Words
For your letters of recommendation. Choose one of your primary teachers (math, science,...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.17
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2060
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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