College Admissions Info

andyboy96
andyboy96
Stanford University, ‘19
BS, Finance, Banking and Finance

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Dedicated person that values unconventional learning and maximizing every opportunity.
From: Chicago Illinois , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, Yale, Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

35
ACT
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Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

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Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Football
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Debate Club/Team, Science Club/Team, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

All I could hear was an eerie sound as my knee scraped against the school playground asphalt. When I tripped over my clumsy feet something far worse than my bruise had occurred. One of the brand new lightning blue velcro shoes my mom just bought me for my eleventh birthday was torn apart! The school nurse quickly bandaged me up and gave me a pair of old brown shoes to wear for the rest of the day. When I got...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
247 Words
When I was eleven I contracted severe diarrhea. Unlike the other times I had stomach issues, this time I was in Ghana. I was warned against drinking "pure" water during my trip. Despite the warnings, I chose to be stubborn and purchased "pure" water. "Pure" water, often sold in a plastic sachet, is a cheaper alternative to clean water. Due to the lack of running water in most homes, most locals can only afford pure water, leaving them susceptible to...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
247 Words
It was impossible to ignore the challenges that surrounded me growing up--a cramped apartment in the wrong part of town, a mother who struggled to help me in math after 5th grade, stereotypes that made me hesitant about my actions. What allowed me to dream bigger than the small bottle that tried to confine me was an insatiable hunger to be significant. The manifestations of this hunger has allowed me to go to national competitions for free, speak for underrepresented...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
252 Words
Dear roommate, My name is Andrew Bempah and it will not take you much time to figure out that I am from Chicago. I wear my Chicagoan badge with pride. My ability to interact with a wide spectrum of people from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds is a testament to my early upbringing. Every neighborhood I lived in my childhood was filled with people from places like Bosnia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Vietnam and many more. I tried some of the best...





College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
247 Words
Talk to your guidance counselor or the secretary in the guidance office to find out how the school handles teacher recommendations. At some schools, the guidance office will submit the teacher recommendations from your file to colleges directly, along with your transcripts and the school report. At other schools, teachers are requested to send LORs directly to the colleges. Some schools manage recommendations electronically through software packages like Naviance, while others are using functions...







How I chose schools to apply to
222 Words
When people talk about schools and where they are going to college it can often be overshadowed and overly influenced by the perceptions of other people. I remember when I got into princeton everybody around me was going nuts. People kept saying I had to commit because it was the number one school in the world because of certain rankings. Keep in mind that most of these...





Why I declined other schools
39 Words
The main reason I declined other school was because I did not...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Something that really focuses on what...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
20 Words
All of the interviews I had...