College Admissions Info

Stanford University ‘19
BA, Women’s Studies, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

Just your average hardcore feminist/queer activist/tennis player/amateur playwright/cat lover
From: Greenacres , Washington
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Middlebury, U San Fran, Stanford, Bowdoin, Brandeis, Pitzer
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German, French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2710
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High School Performance

Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

679 Words
“Men can be feminists too, right? Right?” I desperately waited for the answer to this question, searching for it in the faces of those sitting at my all-male lunch table. It was silent for ten seconds before Chase, an acquaintance who would, oddly, never eat there again, said, “No, Jacob. They can’t. Dudes are dudes. Chicks are chicks. Dudes work and make the money. Women clean the houses men bought with that money. Simple as that.” Satisfied with his...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
53 Words
Find something YOU are interested in. Not what everyone else is interested in, not what you think you should be interested in, but what you actually like to do. Also, don't pick weird activities simply for the sake of wanting to stick out -- that will bite you in the butt later on.

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
39 Words
Make it clear you visited -- and don't talk about academics. Usually, a school knows they're pretty stellar academically. Talk about something so specific that other schools don't have. For Yale, I talked about how clean their toilets were.

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
8 Words
No. Read books. Save money. Get the picture?

What set me apart from other applicants
27 Words
I was weird! Like, really weird. Don't be afraid to be weird. They love weird. But don't be normal and pretend to be weird. Just be weird.

My advice about getting recommenders
29 Words
I only asked teachers I liked and knew well enough to write me letters. They knew me as a person, and they also knew how I interacted with others.

Why I declined other schools
24 Words
Well, honestly, bad weather. And a lack of diversity. Also, I wanted a school that was more collaborative than competitive -- which Stanford is.

Why I ultimately chose my school
38 Words
It's Stanford! How can you say no? Actually, that's not true -- I chose Stanford because I felt it was the most welcoming and warm school I visited, and everyone wanted to talk to me and include me.