College Admissions Info

ceciliacardinal
ceciliacardinal
Stanford University ‘17
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a proud member of the Stanford Class of 2017. California born and raised, I love psychology, history, theater, feminism, horses, and skiing!
From: Los Gatos
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSB, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Bucknell, Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, UNC, UVA, William & Mary, Washington, Georgetown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2250
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Equestrian
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, National Honor Society, Choir, American Cancer Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

It's overhyped, really: all I remember doing is lying there, watching the bio­hazardous culmination of other people's passion and intellect drip steadily into my veins. I've been told it's my greatest accomplishment – but at six years old? That assertion has tended to make me uncomfortable, and we've shared a fickle relationship – I'd change the subject, avoid undue focus, push its insinuations from me. All the attention!

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
246 Words
I never wear matching socks. I'm not subtle about it, either – I've usually got one leg adorned with plaid while the other's star­spangled. I've had my fair share of odd glances from acquaintances, and I've probably caused my family more confusion in the laundry room than necessary. Still, I'm not quitting. To me, my socks are a perpetual podiatric reminder to follow their example in everything I do. Life's too short, in my opinion. Why should I settle for...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
223 Words
Rice is a community of remarkable dualities that will allow me to explore every facet of myself in and out of the classroom. Rice is big enough to let me find my passions but small enough for them to be recognized. As an undergraduate at Rice, I will take advantage of opportunities that many major universities only offer to graduate students. Finally, while Rice's proximity to Houston affords its students invaluable connections to the world, my time at Rice will...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
359 Words
Learning math from a fifth grader isn't really as humiliating as it sounds. I'd tutored with the KIPP weekend school before in English and writing, but one Saturday morning I found myself assigned unceremoniously into a math group. Still, how hard could fifth grade math be? My pupil arrived, and we set to work. As the lesson dragged on, however, I began to realize the utter inexistence of my basic math skills. Sure, I could solve systems of parametric equations...





College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
13 Words
Human Behavioral Biology -...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Eccentric, passionate,...





Why I ultimately chose my school
52 Words
Stanford made me feel at home. When I visited during Admit Weekend, it was the place...