College Admissions Info

vicsaenz
vicsaenz
Stanford University ‘17
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Victoria Saenz, and I am currently a freshman at Stanford, University :)
From: Alabaster , Alabama
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Stanford, Texas A&M
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Drug addict, illegal immigrant, impulsive liar, thief, and jailhouse regular. These are all words that describe one of the most influential people in my life: my grandmother. My grandmother, or Ita, has taught me ambition paradoxically through her lack of it. She never finished elementary school, she has never been able to keep a job, and she has never maintained healthy relationships. As a mother, she also failed: all four of her daughters, including my mother, dropped out of school...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
263 Words
Ideological isolationism is the idea that people in society strive to surround themselves with others who think just as they do and hold the same beliefs. I want to fight against ideological isolationism, at least for myself. While it is not bad to have a firm set of beliefs, I still believe it is important to learn about different ideas and worldviews in order to become a person who is able to be more accepting and who approaches life with...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
39 Words
I took full advantage of my college counselor, asking them to read my essays, sometimes multiple times. I also made an effort to get to know my college counselor so he'd be able to write a good recommendation letter.

My advice about getting recommenders
22 Words
I chose an English teacher and a math teacher to write my recommendation in order to look more well-rounded as a student.