College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm from the East Coast but Stanford's my home! I like to adventure & try new things, ask me anything!
From: Rockville, Maryland , Maryland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Duke, USC, UNC
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
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College Application Essays

I believe that my failures in my friendships have taught me more than failure in any other area would have. They have taught me how to deal with people in a realistic way. Perhaps most importantly, these failures encouraged my transition from childhood to young adulthood by giving me a taste of what the real world would be like. I realized that not everyone I meet is going to like me or treat me with respect. Finally I decided that...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
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This essay was about using the experiences of the past to be more engaged and appreciative of the present. The prompt was to choose a favorite quote from a novel; I chose the final line from The Great Gatsby: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

Additional Essay Details:
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My strategy for my essays was to try to make them as personal as possible so that the affect that my personality, goals, dreams, and values really shined through. I did not really focus on academic or extracurricular achievements in my essays because I knew that those would be empirically included in my application. To me, it was more important to do my best to present who I am as a person because that is something that could not be...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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unique, positive,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I can't say enough about the weather! The incredible sunshine and climate at Stanford really help to alleviate some of the...

Post-college plans
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After college I hope to go to law...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I know that some people try to choose recommenders from two very different subjects (ie. history and math) to try to appear well rounded, but I...

How to increase chances at my school
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Find what you love, focus on it, work really hard for it, and be passionate about it! A lot of people applying to college do...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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There really isn't one "most...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I think what set me apart from other applicants was my focus on describing how I developed into the person that I am...