College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘19
BA, Linguistics, Interpretation, and Translation

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Poet-linguist, only person accepted from my country for the Class of 2019.
From: Taipei , California , Taiwan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Princeton, Stanford
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Dance, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer
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College Application Essays

You are six. Armed with your bright blue sand bucket and shovel, you waddle your way down the beach. Your mother holds her breath. After years of you bellowing in the bathtub and clawing your way out of the swimming pool, she is already learned to prepare for the inevitable fallout, towel and comfort chocolate waiting in her hands. It never comes. You spend the next few hours running through the waves, kicking up sand and salt water in your...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
327 Words
What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed? (50 word limit) It is said that while reading reciting a section of The Aeneid for the ruling family of Rome, Virgil managed to move Emperor Augustus and his sister Octavia to tears. I would’ve like to been there to hear his recitation. Word count 40 What five words best describe you? Playful, reliable, ambitious, inquisitive, quirky What matters to you, and why? (100 to 250 words) In eighth grade, I...

Additional Essay Details:
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I worked very hard on making sure my essays accurately reflected who I was as a person and what sorts of things I cared about. There's common themes in all of my essays (independence, a need to express, natural curiosity) , and I think my essays and my other info (recommendations, ECs, etc) complement each other very well. I was honest in my essays and although my tone wasn't exactly casual, I didn't shy away from speaking naturally.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
I passionately pursued activities and hobbies that interested me, and didn't waste time on anything that didn't. To...

Why I ultimately chose my school
71 Words
I was accepted into Princeton (my dream school) via early action, and only applied to Stanford on a whim. However, after...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Stanford students are crazy diverse, and I don't think it's reasonable to try and sum up the...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did not use a private counselor, and I wouldn't recommend doing so either. Your essays need to...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Do things that expand upon your interests and school year extracurriculars. For example, I...