College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BA, Chinese Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: San Francisco , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Columbia, JHU, UCLA, UCSB, American, Bates, BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Black Student Union, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, Yearbook, School Theater/Plays, Chinese Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
515 Words
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....

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...

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...

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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