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nicvpena
nicvpena
Stanford University ‘19
BS, Civil Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 supplemental essays

Student Background

I love playing the piano, running, and most of all— Ultimate Frisbee!
From: Weston , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Miami, Florida, GA Tech
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2300
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

3.97
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Science Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Math Team, Community Cleanup / Service, Academic Decathlon, Community Cleanup / Service

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
556 Words
Once the lyrics started, my eyes had no chance of holding back the eager river of tears. B.o.B's song "Don't Let Me Fall" spoke to me deeply and immediately. It was the same morning I left the 2013 Mu Alpha Theta National Convention (the largest nationwide math competition), and upon the suggestion of my best friend Andrew, I listened to what he claimed would summarize our experience in a song. Every friend I made, every trophy I won, every...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
67 Words
"Name your favorite books, authors, films and/or artists" Music: Coldplay, The Beatles, Vampire Weekend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Foster the People, Vacationer, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, alt-J Movies: Forrest Gump, V for Vendetta, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Castaway Books: Brave New World, The Hunger Games series Painters: René Magritte

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
67 Words
"What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy?" Websites: YouTube - for alternative news sources, comedic entertainment, academic studying, and of course publishing my piano covers Facebook - the social network that most genuinely connects me with my friends around the world Magazines: Nintendo Power, Nintendo Force - I've always been a huge fan of Nintendo's video games

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
249 Words
I curiously watched his hands tap away at an endless repertoire of seemingly flawless piano melodies. "How do you learn all these songs, Jake?" I asked at a birthday party. My friend explained that once he deciphered the chord progression of a song, improvising it on the piano was a breeze. Intrigued by the idea, I went home with the pledge to try only reading chords off of Ultimate-Guitar.com when playing piano. The difference was immediate. With the ability...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
256 Words
Dear Future Roommate, On move-in day, you'll likely find that I arrived extra early just to claim the left-side bed and right half of the sink. Prepare for cologne bottle colonization on the bathroom counter as I admittedly am a fragrance freak. I like food stashes sealed, the A/C cool, and the floor dry (Violating any of these guidelines for extended periods of time may introduce an apocalypse that no amount of Febreze can mask). I might be a...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
"What matters to you, and why?" "You see Nick, we're fortunate enough to have more money than time," my dad reasoned with me on the night of Black Friday 2013, as he decidedly drove past the winding line of campers outside Walmart. After a gratifying Thanksgiving dinner with relatives, my parents agreed our family would shop for bargains only if the wait was short. Initially disappointed about missing out, I took away something far greater than an unneeded 50%-off flat screen...





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