lslawson
lslawson,
Stanford ‘23
B.A., Public Policy, Administration, and Social Work
I am a Stanford student from New Jersey, hoping to major in one of the social sciences.
Features Included
3
Essays
18
Schools
10
Scores
3
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Rahway, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - Newark  (Newark, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Policy, Administration, and Social Work

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“I WANT MY MOMMY!” one of my students cried, inciting the other children to cry in unison. I was prepared to teach, but I had no idea how to console a class of screaming toddlers. Afterward, I contemplated quitting. My expectations for teaching were far different from the reality. Despite feeling overwhelmed, I remembered Children’s Church’s impact on me as a child and remained committed. Teaching Children’s Church for seven years has taught me the importance of...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
209 Words
Briefly describe an extracurricular or work experience.
As a first time participant at Harvard Model United Nations, my partner and I represented Romania’s opinions on hydraulic fracturing and voice the effects of corruption on the environment. In preparation for the competition, I had to quickly learn parliamentary procedures, how to write a position paper, and find research that supported our opinions --all done independently from school work. At the competition, my partner and I were tasked with finding countries that aligned with our policies, write a...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
194 Words
We know that colleges ask a lot of hard questions on their applications. This one is not so hard and we promise, there is no hidden agenda-just have fun! If you could star in any movie, what movie would you be pick and why?
My popcorn had stopped just short of my mouth. I could no longer move; my eyes were glued to the screen as Wonder Woman climbed out of the trench and began to cross No Man’s Land. To portray Diana, Princess of Themyscira, on the big screen would be the opportunity of a lifetime. Wonder Woman is powerful without sacrificing her femininity or her empathy; she is a warrior, but a friend first. She fights for those who cannot, and...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
35 Words
Looking at a college's 4 year graduation rate (higher than 70% is really...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
44 Words
The transition is really difficult. Take the minimum amount of units/credits because...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
53 Words
I was honest and wrote about my own experiences. Be yourself and allow your voice to...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Theater/Drama, Model Congress / Model UN, Career Oriented, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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