stanfordgirl
stanfordgirl,
Stanford ‘16
B.S., Cellular Biology
I always thought I was pretty average, but I tried hard in everything I did- which was a lot.
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Essays
11
Schools
13
Scores
10
Advice
0
ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Portland
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Cellular Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
117 Words
I ended up choosing somewhere closer to home. I got into a lot of really good school but ultimately didn't want to be that far away. I had to turn down a lot of scholarships...
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How I chose schools to apply to
102 Words
For me, I chose schools to apply to based off of which schools had combined MD/PhD programs or good med schools associated with them. Geographically I was all over the...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
110 Words
I met with a private admissions counselor once (someone local) but it was a waste of time. Essentially she just told me some additional schools that I should think of applying to, but...
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Why I declined other schools
124 Words
I declined other schools because they were too far away. I was thinking about how long the plane trip would be if I just wanted to go home for a weekend and what a hassle it would...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
103 Words
Overall, my interviews seemed pretty insignificant. Most of them were in local coffee shops with alumni who openly admitted that the interview had little to no impact on my acceptance to...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
108 Words
It’s important to make good use of your summer- something showing initiative and responsibility. Having a job is good, but even something not paid like a full time volunteer commitment can...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
110 Words
For me, my school had a great section on Naviance that listed out the local scholarships. I went through old local newspapers to find the graduation issue where it listed all the seniors’...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
108 Words
In college I am involved in less activities than in high school, but they are all more time consuming. I am in a sorority, which takes up a ton of time because...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
110 Words
I think a good “Why Us” essay for Stanford is because it combines so many different aspects and lets you pursue your diverse passions. There aren’t many places where someone can be...
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Post-college plans
101 Words
I am planning on getting an MD/ PhD either at a private school or with an MSTP program. I am already done with my premed requirements (as a sophomore) and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

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