College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘18
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a political science major with an eye toward law school! My academic passions revolve around international justice.
From: Dorado , Puerto Rico
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Accepted At: Claremont (CMC), Oberlin, Macalester, FSU, William & Mary, Georgetown, GWU, American, Tufts, Northeastern, Dartmouth
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1460
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, School Band, School Theater/Plays, National Honor Society, Italian Club, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Stanford, Claremont (CMC), Oberlin, Macalester, FSU, William & Mary, GWU, American, Princeton, Columbia, Tufts, Harvard, Northeastern, Yale, Dartmouth: Failure experience, Interest in fine arts, Leadership experience
258 Words
My first day teaching seventh grade band class was nightmarish. I had been playing several instruments since I myself was in seventh grade, but teaching was a different ballgame entirely. Once the door swung open, absolute pandemonium ensued. Keeping the kids in their places and the room in one piece was like plugging a bursting dam. As soon as one student was situated, another was halfway through wreaking havoc elsewhere. Once the semblance of control was established, I thought about...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: “Why us” school essay
184 Words
At the time of my application, Stanford University required many short supplements to the Common App. In general Stanford wanted to scope out intellectual vitality, the most important aspect of their application. But Stanford really wants to see how you would contribute to the intellectual vitality of its community in new and creative ways. So I took a different spin on Stanford's classic "write a letter to your future roommate" question. I pretended my roommate was sick and asked if...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
185 Words
It's all about the fit. I was convinced since my freshman year of high school that I had to go to school x. This school had the perfect academic program for me, and was ideally situated for relevant internships. I got into this school early action and was all set to go, but was waiting on...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
159 Words
Go abroad, but do it right! Colleges increasingly want to know that you can hack it away from home and, moreover, that you a global citizen. Colleges really recognize that this is incredibly important in today's interconnected world. So if you can do some meaningful travel, go for...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
149 Words
Many people joke during the app process that they want to go to school where they would enjoy the weather. But few realize that things like the climate of where you study really can make a difference. If you like me and cannot deal with...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
120 Words
If a school does not have an explicit "Why us?" supplement, convert one for this purpose. I found this to be one of the most important aspects of my college essays. Thousands of students are applying...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
139 Words
I am fortunate in that Stanford University offered me an amazing financial package that included no loans. If you are offered this opportunity, I think there are very few instances in which you shouldn't take it. Maybe you dream school admitted you...

Why I ultimately chose my school (Stanford)
203 Words
Stanford is an incredible place. Yes, it is well known for its academics but ultimately, it's the people that I came here for. I realized during my visit that Stanford students were not just interesting, but they are interested in YOU. The collaborative environment really sets it apart from other top-notch, but high-strung universities. In the end, though, I knew I...