College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘21
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Simultaneous art and STEM enthusiast.
From: Troy , Michigan
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: UMich, MSU, Ohio State, Purdue
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service, Japanese Club, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Stanford, UMich, Ohio State, Purdue, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Yale: Challenged a belief, Creative personal story, Leaving home, One moment that changed you, Story central to identity
715 Words
Common App Prompt #3: Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? “You’re really good at seeing.” This compliment from my art instructor made me excessively smug – even the great artist Leonardo da Vinci didn’t know how to see. His art instructor once placed an egg in front of him and ordered him to draw it, a simple task for the talented boy. Or,...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
282 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. My sister, Kelly, is fourteen years younger than me, and I imagined her growth to be a replay of mine, so naturally, I paid close attention. I observed as she learned to track things with her eyes, as she took her first steps, as she began to understand language – which, to a foreign language enthusiast such as myself, was particularly...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
297 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. Hello, future roommate! I’ll begin telling you about myself by answering the easiest question: my favorite color’s blue – royal blue, to be exact – and you won’t forget it. My backpack is blue, my wallet is blue, my room is blue, and more than two thirds of...

Supplemental Essay for Stanford: Unique question posed by school
275 Words
What matters to you, and why? “Excuse me, have you ever heard of Falun Gong?” I’ve asked this question thousands of times, standing at a busy street corner, or behind a booth at a local fair, or inside a park with hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners meditating nearby. The answer is often “no, I haven’t,” and this is my cue to start the explanation I know so well. “Well, Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that originated in...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
152 Words
Sit down and think about one sentence that defines the most important things that you care about. Developp 50% of your application -- essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, etc. -- around that one sentence. Consider this your personal story, your brand, your selling poing, what have...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
128 Words
In the beginning of the college application process, i was actually super stressed and considered paying for a private admissions counselor. The sheer cost eventually put me off, but not until I had a free consultation with one...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
It doesn't really matter what you do during the summer, as long as you can write about...

Why I ultimately chose my school (Stanford)
82 Words
This seems to be quite arbitrary, but Stanford seems to really value kindness and candidness of character. I like to think that I expressed a...