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OFFICIAL Stanford University RD Decisions - Class of 2014

Handala92Handala92 Posts: 1,082Registered User Senior Member
edited July 2011 in Stanford University
GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!
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[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size] [/noparse]

Objective:
  • SAT I (breakdown):
  • ACT:
  • SAT II:
  • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
  • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
  • AP (place score in parenthesis):
  • IB (place score in parenthesis):
  • Senior Year Course Load:
  • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Subjective:
  • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
  • Job/Work Experience:
  • Volunteer/Community service:
  • Summer Activities:
  • Essays:
  • Teacher Recommendation:
  • Counselor Rec:
  • Additional Rec:
  • Interview:
Other
  • State (if domestic applicant):
  • Country (if international applicant):
  • School Type:
  • Ethnicity:
  • Gender:
  • Income Bracket:
  • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
Reflection
  • Strengths:
  • Weaknesses:
  • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
General Comments:

Good Luck!!

Please, please, please refrain from discussing or whining about waiting for or recieving your admissions decisions!!! It wastes specious space, and it makes finding the decisions on this thread tedious and difficult. Any posts that are not relevant to Stanford's decisions (aka whether Stanford accepts/rejects/waitlists you) will be subject to deletion.

Note to mods: Please sticky this thread to the top of the Stanford board. Muchas gracias!
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Replies to: OFFICIAL Stanford University RD Decisions - Class of 2014

  • snoopyiscoolsnoopyiscool Posts: 18,082Registered User Senior Member
    Put [noparse ] [/noparse ] around your code so it'll show up raw.

    And...aaahhhhhhhhhh
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,496Registered User Senior Member
    Template (remember to remove spaces):

    Pick one:
    [ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
    [ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred[ /b][ /color][ /size]
    [ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[ /b][ /color][ /size]

    [ b]Objective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown):
    [ *] ACT:
    [ *] SAT II:
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load:
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    [ *] Job/Work Experience:
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service:
    [ *] Summer Activities:
    [ *] Essays:
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation:
    [ *] Counselor Rec:
    [ *] Additional Rec:
    [ *] Interview:
    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
    [ *] Intended Major:
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant):
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type:
    [ *] Ethnicity:
    [ *] Gender:
    [ *] Income Bracket:
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    [ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Strengths:
    [ *] Weaknesses:
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    [ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b]

    Good luck!
  • jimonthewalljimonthewall Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    I think it's funny how these forums go:

    "Oh my god 10 9 8 3082358h minutes left to go, blah blah, pointless stuff OMG GOOD LUCK GUYS I'M SO NERVOUS! I HOPE I GET IN!" and then "rejected... rejected... rejected... rejected..." and then these people never post again.
  • jj43912jj43912 Posts: 341Registered User Member
    its true. lol. i'll probably do it too
  • theicfiretheicfire Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    Well there is one in 20 that do get accepted :P
  • mifunemifune Posts: 2,756Registered User Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2400 (800 CR 800 M 800 W - MC80 E11)
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: 800 Chemistry, 800 Biology – M, 800 Math II, 800 US History, 780 Literature
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.26 (4.0 – A, 4.33 – A+)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
      • Previous School: 1 of 308
      • Current School: 1 of 517 (unweighted) / 1 of 517 (weighted)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):
      • English Language (5)
      • US History (5)
      • Chemistry (5)
      • Will Take:
      • English Literature
      • Calculus BC (AB Subscore)
      • Psychology
      • Spanish (Partially a self-study – joined class midyear)
      • Physics C: Mechanics (Partially a self-study, taking Physics B)
      • Physics C: E & M (Partially a self-study)
      • Biology (Independent Study)
      • Statistics (Independent Study)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load:
      • The subjects of the ungraded AP exams above including the following courses at the Univ of Minn:
        • WRIT1301: University Writing -> Half-year (Fall)
        • BIOC3021: Biochemistry -> Half-year (Spring)
        • PsTL1135: Human Anatomy & Physiology -> Full-year
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): (Nothing notable, really)
      • 2009 - AMC 12A: 126, AIME: 10 (Qualified for USAMO, but did not participate)
      • 2010 – AMC 12B: 120 (Too late for submission)
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      • Aikido (Japanese martial art; Associate instructor)
      • Classical Piano (Performance)
      • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (Water Conservation)
      • Mathematics/AP Physics/AP Chemistry/Biology Tutor
      • NHS (Peer Tutoring Supervisor)
      • Key Club
      • American Cancer Society
    • Job/Work Experience: Landscape Construction (Summer), Freelance Writing on Social and Medical Issues
    • Volunteer/Community service: (None of this was explicitly stated on the application except for the overlap with ECs)
      • Peer Tutoring
      • Key Club/NHS Events
      • Working w/ young children in Aikido
      • American Cancer Society -> charity events
      • Approx. 725 hours of total service
    • Summer Activities: Travel, Self-Studying, Moving
    • Essays: Submitted a fair amount, including two additional essays:
      • Common App: Moving 21 times and attending 15 different schools and its effect on my academic and career ambitions
      • Supplement #1: My aspirations of pursuing a career in academic medicine and the benefits of integrating an interdisciplinary focus of the medical sciences in with an informed knowledge of contemporary societal issues
      • Supplement #2: Aikido and Classical Piano and the impact of their individual philosophies on my personal growth
      • Creative Writing Supplement: Satirical piece on resolving the recent economic crisis (In the style of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”)
      • Stanford-Specific Essays: A bit difficult to self-evaluate
    • Teacher Recommendations: Waived right to view but each shared his with me:
      • #1: Chemistry Teacher: wrote of my academic performance/potential/work quality
      • #2: History Teacher: character/work ethic/work quality
      • #3: Peer Tutoring Advisor: experience in volunteering/character
        • All very supportive and humbling
    • Counselor Rec: Did not view but I have a general idea:
      • #1 (11th grade counselor): Essentially a reiteration of my extracurricular activities
      • #2 (12th grade/new school counselor): She stated that she wrote of her initial positive impression of my character
    • Additional Rec: From a family friend – Ph.D. in English
    • Interview: N/A
    Other
    • Financial aid? Yes
    • Intended Major: Human Biology
    • State (if domestic applicant): MN (by way of MT and AZ and various other residences within the US and abroad)
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type:
      • 9th: N/A (third-year applicant)
      • 10th-11th: two different mediocre public schools (located in MT & AZ)
      • 12th: competitive public school, about 2500 students
    • Ethnicity: Did not state (Caucasian)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: ~40,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Perhaps my constant reshuffling in geographical residence. My main application essay concerned this topic and it was a nice reflection of how I have personally benefitted from these experiences. Also, I am multilingual but that ties in with my extensive moving and seven years of experience abroad. Additionally, my family’s income may contribute to socioeconomic diversity although it was never directly referenced in my application.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT I/II, Essays (all revealed different aspects of myself but each tied into my interests in medical science)
    • Weaknesses: Third-year applicant, Lack of many substantial prestigious awards and extracurriculars, Only 3 AP courses prior to this school year, Passion in science/medicine but failed to substantiate this claim through extensive EC involvement or academic inquiry (no research, publishing, science supplement, et cetera), Not an overabundance of leadership due to my constant change in residence, No summer programs
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: See strengths
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      • Accepted: Stanford, University of Chicago (EA)
      • Waitlisted: N/A
      • Rejected: N/A
      • Pending: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania
    General Comments:

    Best wishes! :)
  • heinochusheinochus Posts: 490Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): CR 800, M 760, WR 770
    ACT: N/A
    SAT II (if submitted): Physics 790, US History 790, Math II 770
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Not sure; 3.8?
    Grades in AP/IB/honors classes (if applicable): Upward trend, low-A to high-A
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): WH, Physics B, USH, Lit and Comp: 5; Comp Sci A: 4
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: 6 APs
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit, a few regional Latin awards, misc. school stuff
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Piano for 12 years; Latin Club (President Jr. Year)
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Probably ~200hrs., mostly hospital volunteering
    Essays: A few were good, and two of them I wrote a few days after wisdom teeth surgery, so I was kind of out of it
    Teacher Recommendation (only if you saw it): N/A
    Counselor Rec (only if you saw it): N/A
    Additional Rec (only if you saw it): N/A
    Interview: N/A

    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Indian
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): Nothing
    Reflection
    Strengths: Numbers, some of my essays
    Weaknesses: Not much in the way of EC's (by CC standards), a couple of my essays
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: The good essays outweighed the mediocre ones
    General Comments: To be honest, I was never really too hyped up about Stanford, and found the "Why Stanford" essay tougher than normal to write. That being said, different strokes for different folks, and good luck to those of you who were accepted!
  • evertheoptimistevertheoptimist Posts: 543Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2280 (CR: 800 M: 680 W: 800)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.971
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 22/423 UW
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Lit, AP Gov, AP Calc, Japanese 7/8, choir
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 4 choirs, school drama,
    • Job/Work Experience: retail
    • Volunteer/Community service: state legislative advisory council, NHS officer, 3 years of mentoring
    • Summer Activities: lab work at a local community college, past two summers
    • Essays: I liked them :)
    • Teacher Recommendation: Very nice. One was a bit different, but it was very sincere.
    • Counselor Rec: Nice.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    • State (if domestic applicant): Washington
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: male
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first generation
    General Comments: This is so exciting!!! Congrats to all!
  • augustagurrlaugustagurrl Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): CR 740/M 750/W 770 (1490/2260 superscore)
    ACT:
    SAT II: 730 Math I, 760 Math II, 730 Lit
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98 UW/ 4.39 W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/50
    AP (place score in parenthesis): euro history (3), us history (4), calc ab (4), environmental science (4), english language (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: religion (required); leadership; honors physics; ap calculus bc; ap statistics (online); ap literature; ap government/microeconomics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national merit finalist; ap scholar with distinction
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): lots. co-founded a charity; mu alpha theta; drama; tennis; student government; choir
    Job/Work Experience: worked at a jewelry store and a neurosurgeon's office
    Volunteer/Community service: co-founded a charity; served at annual scholarship dinners; various other service
    Summer Activities: online classes (florida virtual school); travel; working
    Essays: ehh.. kind of wrote them and sent it in. probably should have edited them :)
    Teacher Recommendation: math teacher (strong!) english teacher (never read but probably really amazing)
    Counselor Rec: good. i actually knew her and she helped me pretty much twist my schedule around to take independent study and online classes
    Additional Rec: nope.
    Interview: nope.
    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): FL
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: catholic
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nada :)
    Reflection
    Strengths: motivated to take classes outside of school/as independent study? co-founded a charity; lots of leadership in my ECs; girl in engineering (i know you don't apply into a major but still)
    Weaknesses: SAT scores could have been better; should have put more time into my essays; nothing to "wow" them
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: my weaknesses, perhaps?
    General Comments: congrats to those accepted. one less school to wait for (praying for dartmouth!)
  • QuasiProfoundQuasiProfound Posts: 7,623Registered User Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 800 CR 800 W 550 M
    ACT:
    SAT II: 800 Lit 790 USH 760 Bio E
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Umm 96.115/100, dont know on 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: The heaviest
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Writing and theatre stuff mostly
    Job/Work Experience: Bookstore
    Volunteer/Community service: Teaching
    Summer Activities:
    Essays: They were OK I guess. Haha I can't really judge right now.
    Teacher Recommendation: One was amazing, from my English teacher. The other was very positive, from my history teacher.
    Counselor Rec: Pretty positive.
    Additional Rec: None
    Interview: None
    Other
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): India
    School Type: Private? :S
    Ethnicity: Indian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Low income with the exchange rate
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): ANTI HOOKS GALORE!!!!!
    Reflection: I am weirdly completely unaffected, it's not funny. Lol.
    Strengths: Eh. I'm cool. :P No, I kid. I'm...unique.
    Weaknesses: SAT MATH BOOYA
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: International needing aid, 550 SAT math, didn't fit Stanford, I could go on...
    General Comments: Just got rejected from my dream school Amherst, so I didn't really feel this one.
  • AkshayMAkshayM Posts: 388Registered User Member
    honestly i dont see the use of this thread on a Stanford forum.. you cant evaluate a candidate based on some scores or ECs
  • victorkangnzvictorkangnz Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision:Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): CR: 740, WR: 750, MA: 800 Total: 2290, one sitting
    • ACT:
    • SAT II:780 Chem and Math II, 760 Bio E
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): don't do GPA in New Zealand
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1%, out of 500
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): none offered
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: most intense offered
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Science Fair: three awards. Beijing International Youth Science and Creation Competition participant. Top 99.6% of country in national examination. IBO training squad. various scholarships
      [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Head Boy (Class President) for junior and senior year. Peer support prefect. Student Body Government 5 years. Fencing Captain. Swimming, badminton team. Cello 8 years (Grade 8 Trinity Exam with Distinction), classical guitar 7 years.
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring, summer research scholarship
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer for CCS Disabilities Action; School community volunteering
    • Summer Activities: Summer research, national science fair
    • Essays: Good i guess, but not woah
    • Teacher Recommendation: Great
    • Counselor Rec: Great
    • Additional Rec: didn't send one
    • Interview: NA
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yup. haha prob not the best idea
    • Intended Major: Neurobiology/Sciences.
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): New Zealand
    • School Type: Public, 2600 kids
    • Ethnicity: Asian (NZ citizenship)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Low
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: leadership, graduated at the age of 16, well rounded
    • Weaknesses: school transcript?
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Well, applying for financial aid as an international applicant is probably not going to help. At all.
    General Comments: Got bombarded with two results today. One waitlist from Amherst in the morning, and then this. Pretty sudden!
  • guitarplayer6516guitarplayer6516 Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:

    * SAT I (breakdown): 2360 (800 CR, 760 M, 800 W)
    * ACT: N/A
    * SAT II: 750 USH, 770 Chem, 780 Math II
    * Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    * Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/52
    * AP (place score in parenthesis): US History 5, Chemistry 5, Language and Comp. 5
    * IB (place score in parenthesis):
    * Senior Year Course Load: AP's: Lit, Bio, Calc, and Physics B. All others are honors
    * Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing like intel/usamo. Some regional stuff for piano.

    Subjective:

    * Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Classical piano, guitar, Cross country, Track and Field, Soccer, and other little things.
    * Job/Work Experience:Teach guitar lessons to many students
    * Volunteer/Community service:Organize quarterly blood drives, and have done book drives for underpriveleged children
    * Summer Activities:Piano masterclass, running camp, teaching guitar lessons, etc..
    * Essays: Pretty fun. I thought they were good.
    * Teacher Recommendation: Very Good.
    * Counselor Rec:Crazy awesome
    * Additional Rec: none
    * Interview: none

    Other

    * State (if domestic applicant): Georgia
    * Country (if international applicant): USA
    * School Type: Catholic Private
    * Ethnicity: Pakistani
    * Gender: Male
    * Income Bracket: $100,000?
    * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    * Strengths: Grades/scores/essays
    * Weaknesses:maybe didnt put the app together too well. took some risks on the quick responses.
    * Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Its always tough in places like these. I took the SAT 4 times, and my supplement essays may not have revealed too much about me.

    General Comments: Great job everyone. Lets cross our fingers for April 1st!
  • ultramarineultramarine Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): M: 790; CR: 700; W: 660
    • SAT II: Maths II: 800; Chemistry: 800; Biology: 780
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): N/A
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Predicted 44
    • Senior Year Course Load: Maths HL, Bio HL, Chem HL, English A1 SL, History SL, Chinese A2 SL
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): Taiwan
    • School Type: International school
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: Erm I dunno
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): um...?

    Reflection
    • Strengths: My Arts supplement and music teacher's recommendation
    • Weaknesses: My Essay
    • Why you think you were accepted: I have no idea! But I'm happyyyyyyyyy :D
    • General Comments: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D >> Yea that pretty much sums everything up.
  • generallyronggenerallyrong Posts: 1,315Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 730 CR, 800 M, 750 W = 2280
    ACT: 33 (Didn't submit)
    SAT II (if submitted): 800 Math 2, 790 Chem, 780 Bio
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/380 (and dropping)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Euro (4), Bio (5), Stat (5), CalcAB (5), Lang (5), USH (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: Psych/AP Psych, Enrichment/AP Gov, Photo1/Photo2, Orchestra, AP Lit, AP Physics, AP Chem
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): USAMO qual, NSB qual, lesser math/science competition awards (none in research), National Merit (now) Finalist

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Categories (captain), Science Bowl (captain); not many, but 4 years in each
    Job/Work Experience: Math tutoring since Summer '09
    Volunteer/Community service: Practically none, did not mention any
    Essays: Non standard, but perhaps interesting, and short. I really can't say
    Teacher Recommendation: Most likely very good
    Counselor Rec: Most likely very good
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: No

    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): Kansas
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public, about 1600 students
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: Middle
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): Not really anything, best would be one time USAMO qualification...

    Reflection
    Strengths: Interest in field of interest
    Weaknesses: Interest in school, lol, not like I visited, contacted, or interviewed
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Dunno
    General Comments: 3% waitlisted makes me almost okay about this haha
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