rrandall
rrandall,
Stanford ‘19
B.S.
I'm Richard. I like writing, physics, and coding, as well as backpacking, rock climbing, and adventuring.
Features Included
4
Essays
2
Schools
9
Scores
0
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Washington, District of Columbia
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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I looked in the mirror, eyes adjusting to the bathroom's dim light, and barely recognized the person who stared back. It was the same backpacker who had left Kings Canyon just days before - the same lanky build, the same torn beige pants, the same dark orange shirt. The dirt and matted hair didn't alarm me. Most of what looked like a deep tan would wash off at the first shower. But the way the shirt hung on my body...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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This essay asked me to describe an experience of academic interest. I centered my essay around the wonder which the study of physics gives me, with a focus on AP Physics C, an independent study with my physics teacher, and a book on Special Relativity. I also mentioned a science-history course I took.
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This essay asked for a letter to my future roommate. I joked about bringing all of my Lego toys to school with me, then transitioned into a discussion of how I'd always loved building things. This tied in neatly to writing and coding.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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This essay asked "what matters to [me] and why". I replied that the protection and preservation of the environment matters to me. This was a bit redundant given some of my other pieces, but it's true. I mentioned my Eagle Project and my chances to get others to love the outdoors through various leadership positions.
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2360
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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