College Admissions Info

Scott L
Scott L
Stanford University ‘15
BS, Industrial and Product Design

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

From a small farm town in South Dakota to Stanford University.
From: Hartford , South Dakota
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Stanford
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2180
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Art/acting/singing
55 Words
My personal statement was about the role that my father played in my persuit of knowledge. He chose to relocate my family to our small ranch. He chose to teach me to explore physical objects with tools and sketches. He was the most influencial contributor, besides myself, to my successes in high school and college.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
33 Words
DO NOT CHOOSE SCHOOLS BY PRESTIGE. Choose a school based on fit, interests, and climate (way bigger than you think). Never choose a school because of its rank, prestige, or acceptance rate.

My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
I chose to have my main letter of reccomendation come from a private vocal coach and not from a teacher. I feel that a teacher giving a reccomendation carries far less weight than an entity outside school.