College Admissions Info

tbalsamo
Stanford University ‘11
BS, Engineering Design, Industrial and Product Design

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Athlete, Researcher, Designer
From: Palo Alto , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Tufts, CSULA, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian, Japanese

Test Scores

2130
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
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High School Performance

3.85
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
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College Application Essays

It’s not a good snapshot, but it feels more real than a yearbook photo. I am not sure what made me take it, probably a sense of premonition. At first it seems to portray nothing but a large, black surface. Look a bit more closely, though, and you’ll recognize a pair of shoulders and the colossal back of a boy: my new teammate, Sal, who had joined Palo Alto Rowing Club that very morning. Clad in blue jean...













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