jbabyk
jbabyk,
Stanford ‘19
B.A., English
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!
Features Included
5
Essays
12
Schools
13
Scores
7
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Evanston, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Hebrew, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
660 Words
One moment that changed you
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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General 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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, flexible,...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
6 Words
Greek life,...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
35 Words
Stanford offered the whole package--excellence, possibility, and California living. It was...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.48
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2270
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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