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Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A scientist/engineer from a mid-sized city in Brazil to the whole wide world (via Stanford).
From: Curitiba
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2080
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
555 Words
This year, my school held a debate competition. Each class chose eight speakers to compete with the other classes. I joined my class team, and we started preparing for the event. Many teachers said we had a fine team with good chances of winning this years' round. This kept us highly motivated. We - speakers and some helpers - held meetings to rehearse and prepare our arguments. Around a month prior to the debates some problems arose. Part of the...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
11 Words
Answer to the question 'what matters to you and why?'.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
6 Words
Essay on the applicant's intelectual vitality.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
6 Words
A letter to my future roommate.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
9 Words
Three experiences that made me want to do STEM.

Additional Essay Details:
979 Words
This is my intellectual vitality essay, it focuses on research projects I conducted during high school: Participating in two research projects last year has been vital to my intellectual development. In the beginning of 2013 I was invited to join a Scientific Initiation project about floods in my city, Curitiba. Months later, I began my Young Scientist project on solar desalination. Both achieved high feats, and brought recognition to myself and my school. But the main contribution was what I learned...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
108 Words
I believe being a foreign applicant does set you apart from others - for good or bad. You will be looked at with different eyes. You SAT scores have a special meaning,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
158 Words
My summers in high school were spent in a very particular manner: I have conducted two research projects during high school and learned a lot from doing so. Writing, reading and speaking skills were incredibly developed. Also, analysis and scientific method was put in practice. Not to...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
434 Words
I had a great time in high school. I made great connections, discoveries and built a solid part of my own personal image. When it came to ‘Why us?’, I looked for a college that provided me with the same spirit that my high school did for the past years. It was a bit emotional, but here goes my ‘Why us?’ essay for Stanford University. This year I will graduate from high school. It's the end of eleven years of study at Colegio Bom Jesus. Over one hundred years old, it is ranked among the best schools in the state....

My advice about getting recommenders
222 Words
Recommenders are a huge part of your application, and it is vital that you choose the people who can best highlight your qualities. In my case, I chose my two research mentors - as we have worked closely together for over an year - and my foreign language teacher - an American who taught me English for three years. These people were more than teachers, they...