emilyw12
emilyw12,
Stanford ‘19
B.S.
Features Included
4
Essays
5
Schools
15
Scores
2
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Portland, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I’ve traveled to The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Millennium Park in Chicago on expeditions to battle stage fright and uncontrollable nerves so that I could perform on world-famous stages. Yet, the most excruciating and daunting journey of all took place in front of my laptop monitor on a yoga mat. I'm no athlete. I don't know how to play any sports. Being a violinist, I never found a reason to put my body through any kind of physical...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
253 Words
In middle school, an autistic boy named Alfredo asked to shake my hand. As I did so, I heard my classmates snigger behind me and whisper, “Gross!” Having never encountered an autistic person before, I immediately believed they were all “gross.” Oh, how wrong I was. Later that year I read the book Luna by Julie Anne Peters, which details the struggles of a transgender teen who calls himself “Luna.” I was perplexed by the idea; it seemed foreign and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
257 Words
When I was seven, I was stuck in a class of children haphazardly playing violins. Two classes passed without playing a single note and curiosity got the best of me; I discovered that pressing my fingers in different places created different notes. When the class began playing “Twinkle Twinkle” from the Suzuki books, I had already learned the other five variations. I began reading music by clapping rhythms while listening to recordings and I solidified my bow-hold by reproducing it...
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Additional Essay Details
162 Words
In one of my supplemental essays, responding to the question "What matters to you, and why?" I described the importance of embracing diversity and holding off judgment on a person until you hear his/her story. We often don't take the time to listen to others before casting judgment on them, but if you open your ears and mind you will find that there are many enriching stories to experience and interesting people to meet. In another one of my...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
126 Words
Most schools recommend two teacher recommendation letters, one from the humanities and one from the science/math department. Make sure these are teachers that know you well. They should not only know of your work habits/classroom...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
136 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, however a colleague of mine, who was already admitted into college, was very helpful. She allowed me to read her essays and explained her extracurriculars to me. Read a lot of successful...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2070
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1450
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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