College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Animal Biology, Biological and Physical Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, I'm Andrea from Ocala, Florida. I am currently attending Stanford University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Human Biology.
From: Ocala , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Duke, UPenn, WashU, UChicago, Emory, Northwestern, Miami
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming/Diving, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Habitat for Humanity, Community Cleanup / Service, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, French Club, Hospital Volunteer, Other Religious Affiliation, Green Club, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

During the months before I was born, my father was convicted of drug-trafficking, plunging my family into a state of chaos further complicated by my imminent arrival. My mother charioted my sister and me back and forth in a beat-up '84 Toyota from our home on the outskirts of Miami to a prison visitation-room until his deportation to his native Colombia. These vaguely recollected events would cause deep rippling effects that would pervade my development into who I am today. ...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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UCHICAGO In French, there is no difference between “conscience” and “consciousness.” In Japanese, there is a word that specifically refers to the splittable wooden chopsticks you get at restaurants. The German word “fremdschämen” encapsulates the feeling you get when you’re embarrassed on behalf of someone else. All of these require explanation in order to properly communicate their meaning, and are, to varying degrees, untranslatable. Choose a word, tell us what it means, and then explain why it cannot ...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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“One of the great challenges of our time is that the disparities we face today have more complex causes and point less straightforwardly to solutions.” Omar Wasow, Assistant Professor, Politics; Founder, Inhaling the crisp, familiar scent of fresh paper and ink, I walk into our local bookstore. My arms tire under the weight of the deceptively heavy little girl I carry through brightly painted shelves. My tall frame folds to fit the miniature picnic table underneath the cardboard...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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University of Pennsylvania The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals. (400-650 words) I wear pants under my sweatpants under my uniform to school anytime the weather drops below 50. I'm what we...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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DukeIf you are applying to the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences as a first year applicant, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.) On my first visit to Duke, surrounded by the Gothic architecture, I was reminded of being eleven and increasingly anxious for a Hogwarts owl to fly in my window carrying a letter inviting me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Brown Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated in our Member Section, earlier in this application? If you are "undecided" or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently. (150 word limit) "I'm here to sew stitches and cut bitches" said the eloquent Tumblr post I found recently. As sadistic as it sounds, I am fascinated by the human anatomy and...

Additional Essay Details:
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The biggest advice I can give is to keep your tone conversational, you want the admissions officer to feel like they are getting to know, as if you are telling your story to them in their office, and to edit! edit! edit! I went through my personal statement over a dozen times with a fine tooth comb until I was satisfied there was nothing I was not happiness. You have a limited number of words to use, make every one...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
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Always choose Recommenders that have known you at least two years and that you can think of one memorable thing the two of you have done together. You don't...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Always gear this towards the personality of the school. When they ask this question , they're asking what about their University fits your personality. So for UChicago or Stanford, a quirkier essay that stresses your uniqueness is best,...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I didn't use a private admissions councilor, and I wouldn't advise it. Yes, college apps are an incredibly stressful...

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
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I would really like to change how Stanford invests its resources and the use of water...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Excited, Creative,...