Stanford ‘19
Features Included


Hometown San Carlos, California
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
595 Words
Leadership experience, Art/acting/singing
"Her name was Jill, went up a hill, took a spill, had her fill, in a pickle?" "Shoot! I'm out." Tommaso is eliminated-pickle does not rhyme with fill. We are down to Elias, Nick and me. The eliminated team players watch anxiously to see the next casualty. I feel the weight of the whistle around my neck. DING! The ten-minute bell rings. The whistle tempts me with the promise of getting everyone to class on time, but my teammates' laughter...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
241 Words
Intellectual Vitality Essay As I saddled Frankie for the first time, I knew this horse and I had an indescribable connection. We went out to the arena ready to face the daunting challenge ahead. When training a horse, there are a few things going through my head- horses sense fear, I need to accomplish what my trainer expects of me, and I have an animal that weighs nearly a ton underneath me capable of throwing me at any given moment....
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
245 Words
Letter to your future Roommate Dear Future Roommate, As a child, my friend's parents were thrilled to hear I was coming over for a sleepover because I would convince my friends to clean their rooms with my help. During "Bring Your Kid to Work Day," my mom's boss asked me to help clean out her desk. Every item in my room has a place and I keep it there. If you share my aptitude for organization, that's fantastic. If not-...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
257 Words
What matters to you and why? A seven year old enters her new room. It is this moment that her life will change forever. Fall colors?! I see fall colors and soft lines. This is supposed to be my perfect room. I want cool colors and inventive design, not an antique birdcage. So I start designing the perfect room in my head. Little did I know this minor disappointment turned out to be a pivotal event in my life. Looking...
Additional Essay Details
34 Words
I tried to incorporate multiple activities into every essay. We had a lot of opportunities to write about ourselves on the Stanford Application, and I used them to give a blossoming description of myself.

General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
106 Words
I had a private counselor. Having someone hold me accountable was really useful- I don't have the stamina to force myself to keep up on all my applications. She gave me activities...
What set me apart from other applicants
74 Words
I found a balance between school and extracurriculars. This is key into getting into a school like Stanford. They want students who...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
69 Words
I love the chill laid back vibe of Stanford. The "duck syndrome" (everyone looks happy while they work hard, like a...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
123 Words
At the beginning of this school year I was very interested in applying to Cornell’s architecture program. So I worked on the required portfolio and signed up for an interview. I was matched with Lei...
How I chose schools to apply to
113 Words
Location was initially a huge factor for me. Then I stopped and thought about it- and I realized location doesn't matter as long as you're surrounded by hardworking, interesting, clever, funny people. That...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 25%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
ACT Score Details

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores




ActivitiesSchool Choir, Equestrian, Improv club/team, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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