College Admissions Info

emilyw12
emilyw12
Stanford University ‘19

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

From: Portland , Oregon
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UCLA, UC Berkeley, Washington, Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2070
SAT
34
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

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...









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...





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...





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...



College 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...





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...