College Admissions Info

michlu
michlu
Stanford University, ‘
Computer Science, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Management Sciences and Statistics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

Student at Stanford University with a experience and interest in neuroscience, tutoring, web design, ballet, and marketing
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2200
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
330 Words
She asked me to consider quitting at the end of the season. This statement slapped me with the reality that I could live a life without ballet. I couldn't imagine it. If not a ballet dancer, who was I? I wasn't about to lose my identity to spare my ego. There was no grand epiphany, no turning point that ignited roaring flames within me. I had to consciously apply myself in every moment, dissecting each saut de chat: the first...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
96 Words
Really get to know your schools before applying. I definitely procrastinated on the supplements for some schools, throwing them in as "backups" or "just because." It's crazy, I feel...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
124 Words
I did not have a private admissions counselor, but worked a lot with the counselor at my school. She was fantastic, prompting me to take care of the right details at the right time. Don't forget to...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
131 Words
They're not expecting too much from you. Most interviews are just conversations. Expect questions like: "why [this school]?" and "what do you like to do?" but usually no trick questions. Don't over-prepare (but do prepare a little), don't be...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
93 Words
Anything is better than nothing, that's what my college counselor always said! Do something that shows self-initiative, even if that means just getting a local job. Even better...





How to increase chances at my school
94 Words
I'm no admissions counselor, but we did get to talk personally with our local "ad-com" officer at an Admit reception. He remembered something individual about each of us....





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
84 Words
I was deferred early action and got in regular. In between, I really stepped up my game by further developing the ballet program I was...





How I chose schools to apply to
87 Words
My college counselor presented these criteria: location, size, price, academics, prestige/future job opportunities, extracurricular opportunities, range of majors that interest you, flexibility in majors, and...