Stanford2019
Stanford2019,
Stanford ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
Violinist, Scientist, Language Lover (Proficient in Spanish), Pizza Enthusiast.
Features Included
1
Essays
10
Schools
11
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown West Bloomfield, Michigan
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Our tongues are frozen. A dark, icy film, reminiscent of frostbite, has slowly formed around our lips. Black is slowly filling the sky, there is little cell service, and we are cut off from any form of transportation aside from walking. Aimlessly wandering, we have no idea what we should do next. My orchestra compatriots and I, finishing our chocolate frozen yogurt, have just emerged from the shadows lining the Melody Freeze ice cream parlor at Interlochen Arts Camp. After...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Application Additional Materials

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