ceciliacardinal
ceciliacardina,
Stanford ‘17
B.A., Psychology
I'm a proud member of the Stanford Class of 2017. California born and raised, I love psychology, history, theater, feminism, horses, and skiing!
Features Included
4
Essays
16
Schools
12
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Gatos
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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!
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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...
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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...
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Human Behavioral Biology -...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Eccentric, passionate,...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
52 Words
Stanford made me feel at home. When I visited during Admit Weekend, it was the place...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsEquestrian

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, National Honor Society, Choir, American Cancer Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
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