College Admissions Info

IanM
IanM
Stanford University ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Interested in creating new technologies to make health care safer and cheaper. | Absolutely willing to mentor!
From: Las Vegas , Nevada
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, UCSD, UC Irvine, Pomona
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Tagalog

Test Scores

2130
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, Church
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

At the age of ten I had the jarring realization that parents are not perfect when I discovered that my dad was a gambler. He left in the middle of the night, pawned my Wii, and played poker until I called him to scream for what felt like an hour. I have never understood his reasoning for gambling, insisting that it was to “help out with money.” Sure he was thinking about our family and hoping that one day he...











Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
29 Words
In Stanford's supplemental essay on intellectual curiosity, I described my experience with research and how it changed my outlook on education and the nuances of knowledge in this era.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
29 Words
Calculus III because it really teaches you how to...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
23 Words
I applied through the QuestBridge National College...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
237 Words
HAVE A THEME. This is your time to be introspective of the past 17-18 years of your life and a chance to come to terms with what plans, dreams, and aspirations you may have in your future. You do not have to be the most well rounded student or a nationally-ranked athlete in order to get into the college you want. Personally, my theme focused on my strong STEM background, political...





My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
Rather than trying to get the most "prestigious" people to write your...





Why I ultimately chose my school
29 Words
My top three reasons for choosing Stanford is 1. amazing...