kendallw
kendallw,
Stanford ‘16
B.S., Neuroscience and Neurobiology
I am a Stanford alumni (Class of 2016), and am currently a medical student at OHSU in Portland, OR.
Features Included
5
Essays
3
Schools
13
Scores
4
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown West Linn, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
511 Words
Overcoming personal struggle
My Turning “Pointe” My mom didn’t think it would last. I was not a child who cared about clothes, or brushing my hair for that matter. Pulling on pale pink tights with the finesse of an impatient seven-year-old and enduring the pain required to get my unruly hair slicked back into a bun was bound to be a recipe for failure. Yet for some reason that tedious daily routine soon evolved into a passion for classical ballet. I loved...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
21 Words
1. Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
31 Words
2. 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.
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
6 Words
3. What matters to you, and why?
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Supplemental Essay Other
1143 Words
1. "Music, Math, and More" It’s my guilty pleasure. Whenever I read a book, perform a lab experiment or solve a calculus problem, I find a way to connect that subject with music. The relation of music to just about any aspect of my life drives my curiosity and helps me better understand the original subject. In English we were reading Huckleberry Finn and Mark Twain had just referenced a specific musical composition. I spent hours that night tracking down...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Ask your Junior year (most recent is the best) teachers at the END of your Junior year...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Passionate, humble,...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
106 Words
Visiting the campus was an absolute dream. While it is the Disneyland of college campuses, the reason I chose Stanford was because of the people. Every student is so friendly and interesting,...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
I interviewed with Stanford only, and it was very laid-back. Got to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.34
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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