College Admissions Info

jbabyk
jbabyk
Stanford University ‘19
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello! I'm a member of the Stanford Class of 2019. I'm majoring in English, and I'm a brother of Phi Kappa Psi. I have dabbled heavily in premed, and I'm happy to talk about that, too!
From: Evanston , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Cooper Union, UMich, Wisconsin, U Iowa, Wesleyan, Tufts
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Hebrew, French

Test Scores

2270
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.48
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
660 Words
We walked into Junior Leadership on the first day with low expectations. It was gym, we thought. Mr. W, the teacher, handed us two wristbands, one that said "Self" and another that said "Others." He told us that if we completed the class and mastered professionalism, we would earn a third - "Community." "Complete the class and master professionalism" - never before have six words correlated with so much running, so much sweat, so many push ups. Daily, we sprinted...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
197 Words
What matters to you, and why? Many people seem to be very interested in why I choose to both swim and act. To me, the answer is very simple: balance. One - swimming - strengthens by body, tests my mental and physical tenacity, and gives me concrete feedback, my time in a race. The other - theatre - demands differently: I am to inspire an intangible feeling in those who watch me, to creatively employ applicable prior experiences in order...



Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
261 Words
Describe your idea of intellectual vitality "You can't try anymore, Jordan," my voice coach, Doug, nearly spat after almost an hour of tireless repetition and failure. My voice - and patience - were shot. "Give it another go," Doug sighed; the "it" was a high G sharp. I was exasperated and spent, and I thought to myself, "Screw it, if I haven't gotten it by now, it's not coming." So I opened my mouth in protest and defeat and out...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Hello! I'm Jordan, as you probably already know, but how else am I supposed to start something like this? Anyhow, if there's something about me that's worth knowing from the get-go, it's that I'm slow to anger. I can only remember being angry twice since high school started. The first time, I was in the car with my mom. All of my eyelashes had just fallen out, and not even the doctors knew why. I had no eyelashes; it was...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
60 Words
What is the most significant challenge that society faces today? Misguided morals. The poles are melting, the oceans are rising; people are shooting other people, few whites and too many blacks are tried for these shootings. We do nothing about that. But we hustle and end up trampling each others' children on Black Friday for a new Xbox.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
103 Words
Schools have an atmosphere that they try and preserve or craft during admission. At Stanford, they are truly looking for creativity, ballsiness (excuse the sexist nature of that term), social awareness,...





What I’d change about my application process
123 Words
I would have worried less. It is so easy to revise and revise and revise, but the truth of the matter is this: no amount of revision will get you into a school you weren't meant to...





My advice about getting recommenders
74 Words
Recommendations should be easiest part of applying to college--someone else writes it! Here is the go-to axiom about getting good recommenders, they...





My favorite course thus far, and why
118 Words
James Baldwin and 20th Century Literature with Michele Elam. Take upper-div classes as soon as possible. The introductory ones vary in quality so much by department, but the prestige of the university comes from their...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, flexible,...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
6 Words
Greek life,...





Why I ultimately chose my school
35 Words
Stanford offered the whole package--excellence, possibility, and California living. It was...