ssila34
ssila34,
Stanford ‘19
B.S.
A nature and animal lover lucky enough to get into her dream school and happy to help others get into theirs.
Features Included
10
Essays
8
Schools
15
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Miami, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? Loonette the Clown and her “dolly Molly” sat on “The Big Comfy Couch”. When I was a child, I would watch daily as they would solve everyday problems while learning life lessons on the titular couch. Back then, I couldn’t understand why that couch was so special, or how the idea of the experiences spent...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
213 Words
Stanford Supplemental Essay: Write a letter to your future roomate. Dear Future Roomate, There are a few things you should know about me. In order for our living arrangement to work, the room must remain in perfect feng shui at all times. I dislike the sound of chewing, so I have a tendency to hum classical tunes while others eat. Lights out will be at 6:30 p.m. every night so that we may be well rested for our 4:00 a.m....
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
265 Words
Stanford Supplemetal Essay: What matters to you and why? My mom grooms dogs for a living. She likes her job, but when she was little, she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She never got that chance though. She couldn’t follow her dreams -- so she settled. When my mom gave birth to me, she was determined to make sure that I get the chances that she never had. That became her dream. I became her dream. The day my...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
179 Words
Stanford Supplemental Essay: Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. As a child, I had an enormous amount of energy inside me. I was desperate to express it, but I was stuck within the four walls of my apartment. I dreaded having to go to sleep, but that changed the day my mom started reading to me. Every night, we began reading the classics. Black Beauty, Call...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
320 Words
Stanford Supplemental Essay: Briefly respond to the following seven inquiries so we can get to know you better. Do not feel compelled to use complete sentences. A) Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or artists. (50 words maximum) Martin, George R. R. A Game of Thrones. New York: Bantam, 1996. Print. A Song of Ice and Fire. Brown, Dan. Inferno. New York City: Doubleday, 2013. Print. Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. Charlottesville, VA: U of Virginia Library, 1996. Print. Rowling, J. K. Harry...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
211 Words
Supplemental Essay: Expand on another extracurricular activity. For as long as I can remember, I have craved adventure. When I was younger, adventure was synonymous with exploring mountains and forests. Because of my propensity for the outdoors, many of my vacations were spent in National Parks. After each trip however, I would grow restless. It became clear that I preferred the adventure of the road less traveled to paved Miami streets. That is, until I discovered that I could enjoy...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
362 Words
Cornell Supplemental Essay: Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests? Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? How many stars are in the sky? Who invented the alphabet? Do cats always land on their feet? I have always been inquisitive. As a child, I would often bombard my mom with...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
392 Words
Johns Hopkins Supplement: Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 on a spirit of exploration and discovery. As a result, students can pursue a multi-dimensional undergraduate experience both in and outside of the classroom. Given the opportunities at Hopkins, please discuss your current interests—academic or extracurricular pursuits, personal passions, summer experiences, etc.—and how you will build upon them here. (300-500 word limit) Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? How many stars are in the sky?...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
217 Words
UF Honor's Application: You have received a $5000 grant to support a significant civic project in your hometown. Please describe the project you plan to develop, the need it fulfills in your community, as well as your plan to use the grant funding. Please note, you cannot simply give away the grant money. (300 word limit) With $5,000 in grant money, I would create an after school science program in an underprivileged school. The project’s aim would be to expand the students...
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Additional Essay Details
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*Personal Statement: For my personal statement I found that the essay about a place of contentment appealed to me the most. While at first I had thought of using an abstract idea, (I had considered "between the pages of a book") I finally settled on the my couch, a simple idea and a place that had in fact been a comfort and constant in my life. The idea came to me as I thought of my childhood and remembered "The...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
189 Words
I used a private admissions counselor when applying to my schools and found it to be very helpful. I found that once I had determined which schools I wanted to apply to the additional support of my counselor really helped me stay on track. He kept me on task and made sure I had all my supplemental...
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How I chose schools to apply to
155 Words
When choosing schools to apply to I made sure I had a wide range of options. I first checked to see which schools were the best fit for my area of interest. Being atracted more towards the sciences, my list of schools became mostly strong science and...
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My advice about getting recommenders
184 Words
For starters, you should try to talk to your recommenders as early as possible. Chances are the teacher you want to write you a recommendation will also have a few other kids wanting the same thing so be sure to give them time. As to how to pick a recommender I would suggest teachers you...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
184 Words
The only school I interviewed with was Cornell and I ultimately ended up getting in. Honestly I hyped up the interview for myself a lot. I made myself very nervous and the fact that it ended up being on the highest floor of a huge building didn't help my nerves. However the actual interview was...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
147 Words
There are many reasons why I ended up choosing Stanford. For one they have an incredible financial aid program which made it affordable for my family, not something that was true of all the other universities I'd been accepted at. They even helped out...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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