ksl0
ksl0,
Stanford ‘15
B.S., Management Sciences and Information Systems
I'm a Stanford student with a ridiculous number of interests. I am curious, active, genuine, committed, and fun!
Features Included
5
Essays
3
Schools
12
Scores
14
Advice
2
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Westchester, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Management Sciences and Information Systems

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
112 Words
Creative personal story
I discussed how I have synesthesia and used that as a template to write about many aspects of my life. I started out with "I have synesthesia. No, it's not a disease." I definitely let my fun side shine through, but I also pondered things like, maybe there's a connection between my synesthesia and love for math - because I associate colors with numbers as well as letters, it's possible that numbers and equations were already more beautiful and interesting...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
66 Words
Roommate essay: I did a casual essay, speaking in first person to a potential roommate, starting with, "Hey! Wassup?" I took this essay as an opportunity to show my non-academic side: my personality, hobbies, interests, etc.. I talked about how I love arts and crafts, running and playing sports, how I'm super competitive and love mind games (board games, card games, Rubik's cubes, and such).
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
120 Words
I referenced as many specific details about the school as possible. Applying from the East coast for schools on the West coast, I made sure to emphasize how familiar I was with the culture, how I have relatives there, how my parents lived there for a while and I love their stories and want to experience that myself. I also maintained the serious-but-fun tone (referencing the Doc-Ok band leader and swim team running in speedos and such). This was my ...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
222 Words
We were asked about "intellectual vitality" and what it meant to us. I wrote about a physic problem that my teacher junior year had posed for us. He was a retired army colonel from West Point who tended to mutter "damn communists" whenever something didn't work. He gave us a problem where he put a rubber sheet with a hook flat on top of a metal stool. When he pulled up the sheet by the hook, the stool came up...
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Additional Essay Details
44 Words
I had a lot of fun writing my application. I felt like I got to show many different sides of myself and that my reader would really get to know many of my dimensions. Other applications in comparison felt empty, after completing this one.
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
119 Words
Yes. This was really good in forcing me to get my work done early, before craziness of senior year kicked in. It was also really good because we were able to focus on what was best...
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How I chose schools to apply to
70 Words
I visited schools a lot. That being said, there were two schools that I visited twice, and for both of them...
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How I chose schools to apply to
61 Words
I knew I wanted a school with a lot of school spirit and pride. Often this comes in...
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How I chose schools to apply to
126 Words
I did not want to apply to any school within a 200 mile radius. If you can afford it financially, college is a great opportunity to live in a different culture; the US has SO many diverse communities that...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
129 Words
Do something that is related to your interests or try something random with the intent of learning from it. If you're doing something related to your interests, it will reinforce your explanations on paper for what you're "passions" are....
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
99 Words
How everyone does amazing things but are super modest about it. I love being surprised by people, learning months after I know them that they started a company or an...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
76 Words
The leave of absence policy is also really good. It's super easy to take time off and come back to Stanford, and other...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
183 Words
Greek life has been my main extra curricular activity. I was actually super anti-Greek life when I was applying to colleges. I rushed on a whim simply because I was curious what all the hype was about, and I figured if it wasn't for me at least I'd walk away with an understanding of one...
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Post-college plans
59 Words
You think you have it all figured out, but you don't. Worse, those of us who think we...
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What I’d change about my application process
73 Words
I would have worked on more applications sooner. I spent so much time on my early application that I neglected working on...
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My advice about getting recommenders
239 Words
My two teachers who wrote my recommendations taught the two subjects I love the most: math and history. Ironically, these were the two classes I actually had my lowest grades in (B+ each). But, these were also the classes I worked the hardest in, because I cared the most, and the teachers definitely saw that about me. A good recommendation will be from a teacher that respects you and also who...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
45 Words
Why Stanford's culture is important to you. You're going to get a good education...
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What set me apart from other applicants
24 Words
I used a really fun tone. I...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
60 Words
Honestly, Stanford is such a unique place, there was barely any competition with other schools meeting my ideal...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMulticultural / International Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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