Minh-Anh
Minh-Anh,
Stanford ‘16
B.S.
Features Included
11
Essays
2
Schools
11
Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Milton, Massachusetts
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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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

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Personal Statement
696 Words
Place you’re content
My home is the workshop. I think I’m luckier than most, in that my home is not a single place: I am happy to be in any workshop. In my own workshop, wedged in my crowded garage, I’ve built everything from a hot-air balloon to an ornate metal helmet to a functional coal forge. I’ve made knives, model rockets, fire pokers, and Rube Goldberg machines. Making things is one of the greatest joys of my life. This...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
75 Words
Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or artists. (50 word limit) Books: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss. The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, by Richard Feynman Artists: Marquese Scott Ellie Goulding Pentatonix The Piano Guys Maroon 5 Films: The Illusionist The Lord of the Rings
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
39 Words
What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy? (50 word limit) Cracked.com fourhourworkweek.com bulletproofexec.com the-whiteboard.com Scientific American Wired Popular Science Boston Globe comic pages
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
68 Words
What is the most significant challenge that society faces today? (50 word limit) Keeping from killing each other long enough to stop killing everything else. Preventing climate change is, by its nature, a modified prisoner’s dilemma. The only way to “win” the prisoner’s dilemma is to cooperate with the other party, and we cannot do that if we’re at each other’s throats.
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49 Words
What were your favorite events (e.g., performances, exhibits, competitions, conferences, etc.) in recent years? (50 word limit) Pentatonix concert in Boston, Piano Guys concert, unofficial Mountain School reunions, performing in Wicked Sketchy (Milton Academy’s sketch comedy show), Smart People and Pippin at the ART in Cambridge.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
67 Words
What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed? (50 word limit) The resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe in God, but I do not believe that Jesus Christ was divine. I think he was a deeply moral man and a brilliant communicator. Either he faked it, or his followers distorted the truth afterwards. I’d like to know how he did it.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
12 Words
What five words best describe you? Intelligent, funny, blunt, immersed, loyal
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
280 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. (100 to 250 words) “Everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”—Richard Feynman. One of the reasons why I admire him so much is that he refused to be confined to a narrow intellectual field. I love the idea of a Nobel Laureate in Physics who picks locks, plays the bongos, and dabbles in fields from molecular biology to...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
258 Words
Virtually all of Stanford’s undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—know you better. (100 to 250 words) Hi new roommate, Dorm life is one of the parts of the Mountain School that I miss the most, so I’m super excited to be in a dorm again! At The Mountain School, a semester school in Vermont, I shared a room with a chill...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
221 Words
What matters to you, and why? (100 to 250 words) I care most about my friends and family, for purely selfish reasons. Though almost everything I do is focused towards the ultimate goal of leaving a mark on the world, what I really want is to be happy. I certainly get satisfaction from making things and learning more about the world, but I’ve found the love of friends and family to be infinitely more fulfilling. If I mess up and ruin...
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Additional Essay Details
31 Words
I worked hard on these essays, but I didn't edit them too much after I decided on a topic and an approach. It's important to allow your voice to come through.
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
54 Words
I interviewed with both Stanford and Yale. In both cases, the interview was very relaxed, and...
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What set me apart from other applicants
74 Words
Honestly, I followed my passion. And guess what? My passion changed over time. That's ok. I tried a crapton of activities and...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
Try to get an internship in a field similar to what you're interested in. You don't have to...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Squash, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, School Theater/Plays, Choir, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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