College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘17
BS, Civil Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Gardena , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, CSU Chico, CSULB, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Rotary Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Although my father was hardly around, he impacted my life significantly. As a child, I recall asking my mother to let my sister and I see him more often, but she would always stand her ground and say no. For that, I am grateful because he was a negligent man who merely knew how to cause harm. My father was an alcoholic. He would make plans with his daughters only to cancel hours prior and on the rare occasion that...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
357 Words
On my first day of kindergarten, I entered the classroom feeling as if it were my castle. I was excited to finally be in school: a place where my questions would be answered not resented as they were by my family. After about an hour, I recall seeing my mother and an administrator walk into my kingdom and drag me out feet-first as I held on to the door frame for my dear life. I could not understand why they...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
375 Words
To my roommate: You and I will be living within the same four walls for the next twelve months and in that timespan I wish to become more than merely your friend; I wish to become your family. Thus, I find it necessary that I share with you one of the many things I am passionate about and how that passion has come to be. Financial instability has plagued my family my entire life. My mother, a Mexican immigrant, traveled...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
367 Words
Athletics is something I value and cherish simply because it has always been a part of my life. Watching my mother struggle to make ends meet has filled me with great guilt as I am, after all, just another mouth to feed. The stress-filled environment in which I have been raised has caused me to resent my own home and forced me to find warmth elsewhere. Participating in sports is my elsewhere. Whether I am on the court or on...

Additional Essay Details:
715 Words
We all have a catalyst. We all have someone or something that drives us to do what we so deeply aspire to do. For some, that motivation is physical, for others, it is mental, but regardless of what form it takes, that force will set our souls on fire and ensure we achieve greatness. I aspire to not only attend college, but to graduate from it and my catalyst for doing so is the world from which I come. On...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
60 Words
It doesn't matter what you do. What matters is that you do something and that you do it...

Why I declined other schools
79 Words
It came down to three schools: Stanford, Harvard and UCB. Harvard had the name, UCB had the program, but Stanford had both. You need...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
93 Words
Apply to as many scholarships as you can. That is a given. Still, be prepared to take out loans. I assumed that I wouldn't have to pay a...

My favorite course thus far, and why
75 Words
An introductory course in Computer Science. Going into my freshman year I told myself CS was not for me. I didn't think I'd...