College Admissions Info

rrandall
rrandall
Stanford University ‘19
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm Richard. I like writing, physics, and coding, as well as backpacking, rock climbing, and adventuring.
From: Washington , District of Columbia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent, Grandparent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, UVA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2360
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts
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College Application Essays

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...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
53 Words
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.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
43 Words
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.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
55 Words
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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