College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences, Women’s Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Santa Barbara , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Tufts, USC, Occidental, U San Fran
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, Yearbook, Athletics Organization, Book Buddies, Outdoors/Hiking Club
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
663 Words
Dictionary of the Deep Zero feet. It may seem like a chokehold on deck, but once the frigid water starts creeping in the cracks around my cheeks and forehead, I wish that neoprene hood were even tighter. It cradles my chin, a comfort, while the boat lurches in every direction in the swirling surge from Mexican hurricanes that send surf wrapping around the coast and up the channel. Draped over the banister of the upper level, the tanks bang against...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Given that I have had a freshman roommate once before, although I was only fourteen at the time, I feel that I have certainly mastered the basics of living with another human. Learning each other's idiosyncrasies until they swirl together and it's nearly impossible to remember where they originated, that's the remarkable truth of having a roommate. As a precursor to our future, here are some of my quirks. I frequently use guided meditation before beginning homework or to fall...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
254 Words
I am always trying to challenge myself, to grow. I left my small town and conservative Catholic school of eleven years for boarding school, I took advanced history classes despite my tendency towards science, and most recently, I traveled through rural Nicaragua with nothing but a backpack. On our third night in La Isla de Ometepe, a dormant volcano island turned lovely village, my group of twelve travelers encountered our first real obstacle: parasites from undercooked fish. As one can...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
252 Words
My mother suffers from chronic migraines. I remember unexpected school pick-ups by friends' parents, coming home to lights off, shades drawn, silence. As the years passed, I was able to do more for my mom during these episodes: feed my brother, do my homework without help, walk the dogs. There was always a piece of me, though, that felt stronger than my mom because I didn't have to succumb to pain like she did. Until the blinding, dizzying, hammering torture...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
36 Words
The information and advice I gathered that was truly helpful in...

My advice about getting recommenders
33 Words
Go with the recommenders who know you not only as...

How to increase chances at my school
27 Words
Don't be afraid to be unique. Instead, by...