College Admissions Info

amgonzal
amgonzal
Stanford University ‘15
Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior at Stanford University working at JP Morgan this upcoming summer.
From: Dallas , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Amherst, Baylor, BC, Bowdoin, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Middlebury, NYU, Pepperdine, Princeton, SMU, Stanford, Swarthmore, Texas A&M, UTDallas, UT Austin, UChicago, Notre Dame, USC, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Wesleyan, Williams, Yale
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2190
SAT
34
ACT
Highest SAT: 2190
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, American Red Cross, Key Club, Student Council / Government, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
477 Words
My “great inquisition” of Biology started early; I remember books from grade school, not by Dr. Seuss, but Biology text books my dad left lying around. I was in awe by the pictures, enticed by the beautiful elegance of cells and how they work in conjunction to create tissues, the way the body works in perfect harmony. How every animal has its place, and how a meticulous order dictates animals’ hierarchy. In retrospect, I realize that the life sciences are...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
310 Words
I hope to dedicate my time in college to self-discovery and full intellectual enlightenment. Northwestern will grant me the freedom to pursue my passions: biological sciences and business management. On one campus, I would have access to world-class laboratories and esteemed professors as well as the revered Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Northwestern’s Biological Sciences and Kellogg Graduate School of Management frequently set the golden standard and are viewed with the utmost respect in their fields. With the support,...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
248 Words
The thought of having my undergraduate experience at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States is an enticing one, but if that was the sole reason for my application to Columbia, my priorities would not exactly be in the right place. My love for Columbia extends far beyond its regal status and diverse locale. During my three-month stay in East Campus, I discovered an even greater reason to appreciate the university: the staff's dedication toward the individual...





Additional Essay Details:
11 Words
All my essays were crafted for the schools I applied for.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Pull as many strings as possible. The Dean of Columbia Graduate School wrote my recommendation letters.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
12 Words
I researched at Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania in High School

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
23 Words
Be honest and thorough with every application and do not just make a blanket cover letter and change the names in and out.