College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

Violinist, Scientist, Language Lover (Proficient in Spanish, learning German on my own), Pizza Enthusiast. I have no clue what I'm going to do with my life.
From: , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Action
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, JHU, CMU, UMich, BU
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
260 Words
My school recommended (most teachers required) that we fill out a form that had about two dozen free response questions asking us about our activities, motivations, life experiences, and our personality. I think this really helped my counselor (who I didn't interact with very often) write a personal letter that showed insight into my personality that otherwise wasn't apparent in the application. One of my teachers actually asked me if he could write a letter for...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
107 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, nor did I pay for any services relating to college admission (other than sending test scores, applications, etc). There is so much good (and...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
162 Words
I interviewed for the following schools: Yale Columbia MIT Johns Hopkins Harvard I found absolutely no connection between how I perceived the quality of my interviews and the admissions results. My MIT interview was my first interview, and it was over Skype which didn't...

Why I ultimately chose my school
164 Words
Initially, I was convinced that I would go to MIT (in the end, I was debating between MIT and Stanford). I visited both preview weekends ('CPW' at MIT and 'Admit Weekend' at Stanford). I found that I was able to connect with the prospective freshman at Stanford much better...