College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘18
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Undergraduate Engineering student at Stanford University - class of 2018!
From: Delray Beach
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Duke
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Russian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Theater/Plays, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

While conversing over the roar of the miter-saw, we sketched a design for a frisbee shooter on the whiteboard. A few cuts and grinds later and we had another prototype to test. Our robotics warehouse is filled with countless parts and tools of creation. It’s where we realize our visions – where a concept can be taken from mind to sketch and then machined into reality. I spend more time here than at school. For six hours on weekdays and...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Intellectual Vitality, letter to your roommate, what matters & why, etc.

Additional Essay Details:
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Intellectual Vitality Essay: When I was a naïve seven-year-old, I was once asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It took some thought, but I eventually answered “An Inventor!” From there on, I spend my time pretending to be an adult “inventor” – I’d recline in my chair, put my hand to my chin, and think. In almost no time (being a young kid with a wild imagination) I’d come up with...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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There are countless student organizations at Stanford catering to...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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E40M: Introduction to Making is a great introductory...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Quirky, Motivated, Unique, Brilliant, Calm. There's a lot of different kinds of people here, but one thing you'll find is that...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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The most important thing is to partake in activities that show your passion. Focus on doing what YOU want, and then tell the admissions officer about why that excites you so much. This can...

Why I declined other schools
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I was always looking at a school with a good engineering program, and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I visited all of the schools I was accepted to. None of them were nearly as enchanting as Stanford. It's something you feel the very second you step onto campus. The hundreds of bikes whizzing through the campus, the bells ringing throughout the day, the California sunshine,...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I think the best recommendation I had was from my robotics team mentor. Teachers are required for recommendations, but nobody will know you nearly as well as...

How to increase chances at my school
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Passion, passion, passion. Getting into any prestigious university already requires a strong numbers game - you need to have sufficiently decent SATs, ACTs, a rigorous courseload, good grades, GPA, etc. However, the majority...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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You should apply to essentially any and all scholarships you possibly can. You'll realize early on that even getting all of these won't be nearly enough to cover all four years of...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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California sunshine and weather can't be beat. You have the entire Silicon Valley at your doorstep, countless engineering leaders,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Most of the time, an interview is a luck-of-the-draw scenario. My interviewer from MIT didn't care much about me as an applicant; he asked very few questions about me, mostly just looking at my resume and asking me superficial questions that he already knew the...