College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘17
BA, Animal Biology, Studio Arts

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

I'm on the pre-vet track at Stanford University, and loving it!!
From: Mill Valley , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSC, Tufts, UCSB, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCLA, UCSD, UVM, Colorado, UDel
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
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

Sports: Equestrian, Skiing, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Equestrian
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Volunteer Experiences:
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College Application Essays

In high school, I have become increasingly aware that my community is both local and global. I have had two experiences in particular that have made this tangible to me. As an intern in a genetics lab at the California Academy of Sciences, I had the opportunity to design my own research project. I decided to focus my study on the practice of shark finning, which kills an estimated 200,000 sharks daily due to the demand for shark fin soup. I...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
347 Words
While I have high expectations for myself academically and in my future career, I strive to never lose sight of what matters the most: the individuals and principles in my life. The wellbeing of my friends and family and those affected by my actions, is really what counts, no matter how “successful” I am. I treat the people around me with the utmost respect, because it is our interactions with others that truly define who we are. If a friend...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
375 Words
Dear roommate, I'm thrilled to be here with you! I look forward to getting to know you, and to hearing about your interests. To get us started, let me tell you a bit about myself. Everything about black and white film photography excites me, from not instantly knowing what my pictures will look like to the final wash of my print in the darkroom. Shooting photos with film is such a different experience than digital. One roll has only 24 or 36...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
353 Words
Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. (2000) Working in the genetics lab at The California Academy of Sciences was an experience that greatly enhanced my intellectual growth and challenged my understanding of science. From the very first day, I was working in a full-blown, state-of-the-art lab with graduate students and seasoned researchers. While completing my own experiments, I had ample time to learn about the process of...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
132 Words
I applied to WAY too many schools; 17 to be exact. Don't worry about not getting into places! A good size of schools to apply to would be somewhere around 8 - one or two "safety" schools that you know you'd be...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
76 Words
Do something that you love! Explore a potential career path, or volunteer, or do some research. The bottom line is that you should...

My advice about getting recommenders
75 Words
My favorite teachers in high school wrote my letters of recommendation, and one family friend that works in science who's known me my...