College Admissions Info

vianna.vo
vianna.vo
Stanford University ‘21
Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Stanford Class of '21! Majoring in Human Biology
From: San Jose , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

1600
SAT
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Green Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, Tutoring/Mentoring, Rotary Club, National Honor Society
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

What matters to you, and why? (100 to 250 words) I rushed home, moving as fast as my gangly 12-year-old legs could take me. After an obligatory “Hi Mom!”, I set about gathering materials to fuel my latest experiment: loose sheets of paper and paper clips. Today, my music teacher had presented John Cage and the prepared piano. I sat, captivated, as I watched a man place mundane objects, such as brass nails and strips of plastic, on and between the strings...





Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
264 Words
What matters to you, and why? (100 to 250 words) I rushed home, moving as fast as my gangly 12-year-old legs could take me. After an obligatory “Hi Mom!”, I set about gathering materials to fuel my latest experiment: loose sheets of paper and paper clips. Today, my music teacher had presented John Cage and the prepared piano. I sat, captivated, as I watched a man place mundane objects, such as brass nails and strips of plastic, on and between the strings...





Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
313 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate -- and us -- know you better. (100 to 250 words) Dear Roommate, I hope you don’t mind if our room smells like food 24/7 — cooking's a favorite pastime of mine. Right now, my lasagna may not be the best, but that’s okay! One day, I’ll make a perfect dish, and you’ll be...





Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
276 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. (100 to 250 words) “Your uncle has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.” Images of patients undergoing chemotherapy flashed through my mind, yet I failed to comprehend the correlation between those debilitated patients and my uncle. Weeks passed and cancer took my uncle hostage. With each round of chemotherapy, I watched him slip further away from me. It was then that...





College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
96 Words
I cannot emphasize enough how important your personal statement and your supplemental essays are. I believe it is the essay component that sets you apart from other applicants. Do...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
Summer is a wonderful time to explore your interests and pursue your passion on a more intimate...





My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
When choosing your recommenders, be sure to be cognizant of the type of "you" that they are familiar with. For example, you may want...