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I am a junior in high school, who for the better part of his life has either dreamed of going to Stanford or Columbia. But I keep hearing things that these students must have all As and all 5s on APs, 2400s on SATs, presidents or officers of every club they join, etc. So here are my basic questions regarding Stanford.
If I got say maybe three Bs in total freshman and sophomore year combined, would that hamper my chances severely of getting accepted?
Which has more weigh? Academics, extracurricular activities, or standardized tests?
Does this school wish to see applicants spread thin in 20 clubs, or truly dedicated to a select few clubs, and diligently working in those clubs?
And my final question: What's the music department at Stanford like?