swong1267
swong1267,
Stanford ‘18
B.S., Computer Science
Yay college
Features Included
5
Essays
9
Schools
23
Scores
0
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Laguna Niguel, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My living room, with its familiar coffee table and couches perfect for curling up with a book. The orchestra room at school, with its rows of cellos and rickety stands. On the surface, the two places have little in common, yet both places give me the same warm feeling of belonging and contentment. And it is all because of a set of hammers, strings, and music’s ability to transcend time and cultures. Piano has always been a large part...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
255 Words
I dash up endless stairs, aware only of pounding footsteps behind me. Upstairs, I sprint to my room, yank the door shut, and crawl under my covers. She bursts in, yelling “the ticklemonster’s got you!” as she tickles me. Eventually we collapse in giggles. My childhood was filled with these playful afternoons that I so loved. My older sister Christina and I have always been close, and she means the world to me. Since our dad suffered a fatal...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
256 Words
“What’s your favorite subject?” Until this past summer, I confidently answered “AP Chemistry”. While I loved contributing to Othello discussions in class, sciences and their hands-on applicability to everyday life had always been more appealing. However, the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) welcomed me into a completely new dimension of thought. At SHI, each conversation was an intelligent exchange, whether we discussed the day’s lecture or debated the merits of public versus private schools. The boundaries of my...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
276 Words
Hey Roomie! I’m SO excited for this coming year – we’re finally in college! I know we’ll have tons of time to get to know each other and explore the gorgeous campus together, but I thought I’d share some of my quirks in this letter. I’m kind-of a self-professed grammar nut, so I apologize in advance if a correction just pops out in conversation. I’ve always loved reading and find it so fun to shape...
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Additional Essay Details
923 Words
The essay about my sister was for Stanford's "what matters to you and why" prompt. The next one, about my summer experience, was tailored to Stanford's "intellectual diversity" prompt. Last is the letter to my roommate, also for Stanford. Clearly, Stanford was my first choice. I was so nervous about crafting the perfect essay that I started drafts right after finished my junior year of high school. An invaluable part of writing my essay was bouncing ideas off my mom...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2290
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details15 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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