bakaris
bakaris,
Stanford ‘19
B.A., Chinese Language and Literature
Features Included
4
Essays
11
Schools
6
Scores
0
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown San Francisco, California
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Bates College (Lewiston, ME)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
515 Words
Place you’re content
I belong in a domain that is at once stable and unrestricted. I tread in a realm that is both wild and serene. Like the Chinese expression for an environment's balance, I am of the "peaceful chaos." My ideal realm is full of safety and security, but also allows me to explore my limits and push myself on various fronts. I reside in an environment in which laughter and joyful energy permeate the air. I find contentment on the stage....
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
254 Words
What experience has most impacted your intellectual vitality? The experience that has most impacted my intellectual vitality occurred at the end of 8th grade. I was struggling in math, and was easily the weakest student. I had just failed a very important test. I did not understand why this kept happening. I paid great attention in class and volunteered often. As I stared at my horrible test, the red marks slashed all about it blurring with tears that I refused...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
223 Words
What issue of global significance has the most meaning to you? When I consider issues that have the most meaning to me, the issue of educational opportunities appears without hesitation at the forefront of my mind. I suppose this is because this issue strongly affects my emotions. Educational opportunities are of vital importance to the entire world. Without them, we lack the ability to lead, make discoveries, and push for reform. Lack of educational opportunities– in my opinion –is one...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
165 Words
Give a short introduction to your roommate. Hey, my name's Bakari. I'm ecstatic to be your roommate. This'll be a great year. I'm from San Francisco. I'm really into Chinese, economics, and creative writing. Outside of the classroom, I love community service, running, theater, and reading. I also really like cooking, so it'd be my pleasure to cook you some meals. Because of my background, I've needed to be creative when fixing meals, but through this I've made some wacky...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
3.94
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2120
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBlack Student Union, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, Yearbook, School Theater/Plays, Chinese Club

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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