College Admissions Info

Stanford University, ‘18
BA, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Durham
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, UNC, Smith, Wellesley
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Tutoring/Mentoring, Gay/Straight Alliance, World/Global Affairs Club
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College Application Essays

655 Words
True Fiction I have a secret. I have lived more than one life. In fact, I’ve lived hundreds. I’ve been an emotionally detached man with a deeply instilled sense of duty. I’ve been a fragile girl with three days left to live. I’ve witnessed my town burned by raiders. I’ve been an life auctioneer. I’ve rescued a friend from a collapsing building. I’ve sacrificed my life for someone. My secret? I am a...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
602 Words
What happens when you cross Darwin’s theory of evolution with a louse? Survival of the Nittest I’m not a nitpicky person, but an event in October forced me to be. After finishing my last class of the trimester, I came skipping back onto hall with my spirits high. I needed to only get through two exams (the other classes had papers and projects) before trimester break. After class, I barged into my friend Grace’s room and we...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
122 Words
Duke As a student at NCSSM, I have had the opportunity of becoming well acquainted both with Duke and Durham. Since this past summer, I have been doing research with the Center for Advanced Hindsight at the Fuqua School of Business under Dan Ariely. I have greatly enjoyed my experience within the lab and seek to work with the colleagues I have made there as an undergraduate. Duke is the only university that has centers that study both neuroeconomics and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
405 Words
Wellesley My mother is a monster. A Rosemonster. She received her undergraduate degree at a small women’s school, Rosemont College, located in a suburb of Philadelphia. To this day, she remains close with her fellow “Rosemonsters,” a group of eight women. I have witnessed the bond they share even after all these years. I’ve heard them discuss the advantages of attending a small liberal arts women’s college, things like intimate class sizes, daily access to faculty, a...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
324 Words
"It's not you. It's me." - Colleges Really? Really. With admissions rates at the country's top universities dipping below 10%, you may wonder if you'll get in anywhere. I took "the scatter approach" in my admissions process, applying to a variety of schools, crossing my fingers I'd get in somewhere just by chance. As you can see, with my being accepted at Stanford (with the Class of 2018 admit rate at 5.07%) and being denied from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UPenn (Wharton) and Brown, acceptance does not come down to the selectivity of the college. Acceptance is primarily driven by what the college needs...