College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘16
BS, Cellular Biology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • 10 advice topics

Student Background

I always thought I was pretty average, but I tried hard in everything I did- which was a lot.
From: Portland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: CalTech, Vanderbilt, Miami, Case, Stanford, WashU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
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

College 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...