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Stanford 2018 REA Results ONLY Thread

MasterYsterMasterYster 364 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
edited January 2014 in Stanford University
Good luck to everyone. Decisions come out in about a week. Please don't post here unless its an actual decision. Use the template below





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[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

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 (rating 1-10, details):
  • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    • Teacher Rec #1:
    • Teacher Rec #2:
    • 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:
  • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:

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  • BMNT25BMNT25 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2340 - 770 CR, 800 M, 770 W (80 MC/8 essay)
    • ACT: First test: 36 - 36 E, 36 M, 36 R, 34 S, 10 Essay, 34 E/W. Second test (graduation requirement from state): 36 - 35 E, 36 M, 35 R, 36 S.
    • SAT II: US History - 800, Math 2 - 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.00
    • Rank: School quit ranking, although I would still be first out of about 220 if it hadn't. One teacher mentioned this in her rec.
    • AP: 8: Human Geography, Biology, US History, Calculus AB, Statistics, Physics B, US Government (5s), English Language (4)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics C, AP Calculus BC, AP Spanish, AP Economics, AP Psychology, Honors English IV
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Placed 4th out of about 1-2 thousand high schoolers in a statewide math competition, National AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Cross Country (1 year varsity), Track (2 year varsity), Academic Team (2 year captain, 2 year JV captain), Model UN (1 year vice president), Beta Club
    • Job/Work Experience: Paid tutor for 3 years.
    • Volunteer/Community service: About 120 hours at the local Science Center, a few hours from Beta Club projects
    • Summer Activities: Volunteered at the Science Center for the last two years, cross country conditioning.
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 5? Not great, but they weren't terrible. I couldn't come up with good ideas, but the people who reviewed them told me they were funny and showed my personality. Hit or miss.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Fantastic. 9, called me one of his best students ever, was pretty decently written, gave good details.
      • Teacher Rec #2: Great. 8, went into detail about some things I didn't write in my essays, very well written.
      • Counselor Rec: I never knew my counselor, so it was probably positive, but not personal. Didn't read it.
      • Additional Rec: None
    • Interview: Wasn't offered
    Other
    • State: Kentucky
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: About 150k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Absolutely nothing.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Test scores, grades
    • Weaknesses: Mediocre essays, no extraordinary ECs. Didn't do anything great during the summer. I've done really well at the things I've done, but I haven't done anything that makes me stand out.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Definitely the essays. I know that there's some combination of words I could've produced that would've gotten me admitted outright, and I didn't find it. I hope it's good enough in the RD round.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Haven't received any yet.
    General Comments: Very frustrating. Would've liked an answer now, but this is how it goes sometimes. I'll be fine whatever the final decision is.
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  • superpanda9810superpanda9810 37 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    SAT: 770cr 800M 800W 2380 total

    SAT 2: math II 800 Physics 790 Chem 750
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  • evan10evan10 26 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 - 780 CR, 780 M, 760 W (9 essay)
    • ACT: 35
    • SAT II: Biology M - 760, Math II - 710, US History - 750
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/316
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 6 (maximum at my school): AP European History (3), AP English Language (4), AP Biology (4), AP Calculus AB (3), AP Computer Science A (3), AP US History (5)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Statistics, AP English Lit., AP Spanish Language, AP US Government & Politics, Government & Law-Related Experiences
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Government (Student Body President), Class Officer (Jr. & Sr. Class Treasurer), Tennis (JV/Varsity), Key Club (Jr. Class Executive), Mock Trial, Ping-Pong Club, Science Club (Treasurer)
    • Job/Work Experience: three minimum wage jobs, two at restaurants and one as a camp counselor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Habitat for Humanity week-long volunteer trip that I organized, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Robert Wood Johnson Pediatrics, work with local Vacation Bible School, Light the Night Walk, Ryan's Quest 5K, more than I could remember, and many I never wrote down
    • Summer Activities: 2010-11: Camp Counselor, 2012: College visits and travel, 2013:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 4, cluttered and hard to follow. I am a poor essayist. I was told by an editor who works with my mother that I sounded pompous or full of myself. I tried not to.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): I did not read any of the recommendations
    • Interview: N/A (not offered)
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: $240K in 2013, ~$120K in 2014
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None that I considered listing. I realized after that I submitted my application I should have included by published sportswriting.
      Reflection
      • Strengths: Scores, GPA, ECs
      • Weaknesses: Essays
      • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Probably the essays. Maybe the recommendations, since I didn't read them. Also could be a lack of focus or passion, which I've heard Stanford looks for. And it's a small thing, but I should have done better on the Math II SATII, which it's supposed to be very easy to get a high score on. I forgot my calculator on the day of the exam.
      • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: No other responses yet
      General Comments: I consider myself to have a pretty good life
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  • SwagDaddySwagDaddy 86 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2400
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 800 Bio, 800 Math
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/770
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Eight 5's, One 4
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Chem, AP Stats, AP Eng Lit, AP Eco/Gov, AP Music Theory, Academic Decathlon
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    NMSF, National AP Scholar, Awards at Acadec and Future Problem Solving nationals
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Acadec (Captain)-State Championship, Placed high at nationals. FPS State championship-placed at Intl comp, Debate (VP) qualified for state, Tennis-district champion, all district, Welch Scholars-Summer chemistry research
    • Job/Work Experience: Intern at a Test prep company
    • Volunteer/Community service: Little bit here and there
    • Summer Activities: Research (two summers once at local U, once at state flagship), Worked on a project at Johnson Space Center through NASA (Aerospace Scholars)
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, common app and intellectual vitality might have been a little cliched but I put a good spin on them, roommate and what matters were strong
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 10/10, "best student ever"
      • Teacher Rec #2: 10/10, similar to the first
      • Counselor Rec: 7/10, She knows me and all but big public school, overworked counselors=ehh recs
      • Additional Rec:
      Research Mentor (Stanford PhD)
    • Interview:
    Went very well I think but just kind of went over my resume so not much was added
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):TX
    • Country (if international applicant):USA
    • School Type: Public huge
    • Ethnicity: South Asian
    • Gender:M
    • Income Bracket: upper middle
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    If only...
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Test scores, extracurriculars, essays maybe
    • Weaknesses: Didn't publish a paper/win a science fair, didn't start a community service organization, who really knows if my essays were good
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't think I showed too much interest in Stanford which is a shame because its my top choice.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: Not actually as crushed as I thought I would be...I'm going to hate having to wait another 3 months but at the very least, the dream is intact if delayed.
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  • Chaos3737Chaos3737 15 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 790 CR, 770 M, 790 W (11 essay) = 2350
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: 790 Literature, 790 World History, 770 Math I
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.91
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/1064
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geo (5), World Hist (5), Euro Hist (5), Eng Lang (5), US Hist (5), Music Theory (5), Comp Sci (5), Art Hist (5), Psychology (4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: Honors Comp Sci 3, AP Physics B, AP US Gov, AP Microeconomics, AP English Lit, AP Stats, Band
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): A Major International Composition Award that shall remain unnamed, several classical percussion awards, honor/region/state band and orchestra
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Band, Local Youth Orchestra
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: ~100 hours of service and a very unique, interesting community service project
    • Summer Activities: Several highly prestigious music festivals
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 10. Best essays I ever wrote. I wrote about my passions for music and how they intersect with cultural and intellectual diversity.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: "Best student I ever had."
      • Teacher Rec #2: ^^Ditto. I saw both.
      • Counselor Rec: No idea. I assume it was positive.
      • Additional Rec: A rec from the internaitonally famous conductor of my youth orchestra, who knows me well and is very well connected in the music world.
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Texas
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: 5A Public High School
    • Ethnicity: White/Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 200k+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): No hooks to speak of, unless you consider me a URM.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essays. Definitely essays.
    • Weaknesses: No calculus or Physics C senior year.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My arts supplement, in my opinion, did the most for my app. It was top-notch.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: U Texas @ Austin - Accepted. No other decisions yet.
    General Comments:
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  • KeepyourshirtonKeepyourshirton 239 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2330 ( Cr:730 800 800)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: Math II 800 Chem 790 Physics 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): not provided at school
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): not provided at school
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):not provided at school
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):/
    • Senior Year Course Load: Chinese National Curriculum Physics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Aside from a few national/regional Debate/MUN, Nope
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): MUN (Director General of Club, Dais head in regional level conference); Debate (Captain, Co-founder of Club, Harvard Debate Council China program, NFL member); Mechatronics Lab work; Student Government Outreach Officer;
    • Job/Work Experience: NUS Internship, website construction for Social and Mobile Commerce Lab
    • Volunteer/Community service: Translator at AEOtour college fair for UCs
    • Summer Activities:, Exchange trip to US, Australia, Switzerland;Business Camp ( Best group of consultants, best presentation)
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):8, people who looked at it says it's awesome. PS about my exchange trip to Switzerland and contrast between life in the Alps and life in Shanghai, and conveys that small things in life should be appreciated. Intellectual Vitality about the digital age and logical relationship between my various ECs. Roommate letter about my quirkiness and Texan accent. What matters and why about my club organizing experience and smart work.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1:1
      • Teacher Rec #2:1
      • Counselor Rec:1 ( teachers are not devoting time and barely know anything about the US system)
      • Additional Rec:
    • The professor I worked with in NUS
      Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): China
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender:Male
    • Income Bracket:120000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Nope
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ECs, international exposure, clear major track
    • Weaknesses:no major awards/ recognition, applying from China
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:No idea... Stanny is a mystery
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Not yet
    General Comments:Life goes on and sucks. Luckily I can still pursue excellent CS education in CMU or Berkeley, only with a lot more of frozen rains or much more crowded campus.
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  • robdog91robdog91 17 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2140 (680 CR, 770 M, 690 W)
    • ACT: 31
    • SAT II: 800 MII, 770 Chem, 720 USH
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92, 4.47 weighted
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1st decile (top 10%)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 AP Calc AB, 5 AP Chem, 5 AP Eng Lang, 5 APUSH
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Physics B, AP Spanish, AP Eng Lit, AP Gov
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    AP Scholar w/ Honor
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Water Polo, Ski Club (Head of Publicity), NHS, Varsity Swim, Diversity Group (Group Leader)
    • Job/Work Experience: tutor
    • Volunteer/Community service: random service projects, program educating middle schoolers about drugs & alcohol
    • Summer Activities: Sports, traveling, learning computer programming
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7 (good common app essay, decent supplements, weak intellectual vitality essay)
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 10 - talked to him several times and said it was the best rec he's written
      • Teacher Rec #2: 7 - average rec from English teacher (probably said I was a strong writer but not the best he's ever had)
      • Counselor Rec: 8 - she likes me and I am part of the diversity program she runs
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 100K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    first gen college student, involved in research
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Genuine essays, unique circumstance, solid grades
    • Weaknesses: No true hook, subpar test scores, one weak essay
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ITS STANFORD! But on a serious note though, strength of applicant pool and lack of a true hook.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Haven't heard back yet from anywhere
    General Comments: Don't get too upset if you don't get in. Most everyone in the pool are great applicants and will surely get accepted to an outstanding university.
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  • thedoctor2031thedoctor2031 15 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2230. Math 770, CR 770, Writing 690.
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: Math II: 800, Bio M: 780, US History: 780.
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92 (not including freshman grades because Stanford doesn't).
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc AB, BC, Microeconomics, US History, European History, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, English Lit: all 5. Comp Gov (self study), US Government, English Lang, Macro Economics: all 4. Spanish, Music Theory (5 non-aural, 2 aural), Environmental Science (8th grade): all 3.
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP Physics C, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Capstone Biology, Capstone History, Capstone Spanish
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP International Diploma, AP National Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Theater is largest, all years of highschool, 5000+ hours, 50+ shows, acting, teching, helping around the theater. Science Bowl, 4 years, went to nationals junior year. Competed in Poetry Out Loud for 3 years, went to state twice. AMC club, nearly qualified on AMC 10 in 10th grade and AMC 12 in 11th grade.
    • Job/Work Experience: Worked as Light Technician, Sound Technician, Projections operator at my local theater.
    • Volunteer/Community service: Various service works for my theater as a general handyman and crew for shows.
    • Summer Activities: Shows every summer, acting camp in 10th grade followed by new york trip, Stanford University Mathematics Camp in 11th grade.
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App: 9+. Wrote about rising in the ranked system in League of Legends and used it to show my work ethic. Extra Curricular: 10. Talked about my love of theater and how it was the first place where I had a community that accepted me for who I was. Decent stuff for 50 words and less. Intellectual vitality: 8+. Wrote about how learning about rationality makes me question everything I believe and not take anything at face value, think for yourself sort of thing. Roommate 8+: talked about how I got into videogames and how it let me hang out with friends around my parents schedule. Felt kind of odd in places. Matters essay: 8+. Listed out a bunch of things that matter to me and why: being happy, thinking logically, fairness, knowledge. Sometimes I really liked it, sometimes I didn't.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: From math teacher, I'm one of her star pupils, she helped me get into the Stanford University Mathematics Camp, she's gotten tons of students into Stanford and the math camp, probably a 10.
      • Teacher Rec #2: History teacher. I was a comic person in her class, not scared of her like some but willing to be kind of playful with her in class when most wouldn't. Heard her writing isn't the strongest but I think she put good things in. 8.5
      • Counselor Rec: 10. She told me she wrote me a really strong rec and that she was really proud of me.
      • Additional Rec: From the director of SUMaC, Rick Sommer, a professor at Stanford. I think I made a fairly good impression at the camp.
    • Interview: N/A
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Arizona
    • Country (if international applicant): US
    • School Type: Charter
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 150,000+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): SUMaC
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SUMaC, no EC fatigue by spreading myself out too much, shows dedication to one thing, theater. Enough grades to get past the threshold, but also amazing course rigor showing I'm challenging myself. My essays were pretty original and very honest. They just talked about me as a person.
    • Weaknesses: Sometimes my essays felt a little weak. I thought they were slightly too video game centric at times, and sometimes my writing seemed a little scattered.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think SUMaC was probably a major factor. It got me interested in Stanford in the first place.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Early, none others but local schools.
    General Comments: Be honest in your essays. Let them get to know you. Perfect test scores aren't that important, they just want a certain level so they know you are capable of doing their classes. If you can get into SUMaC, I think it's a major leg up. And if you don't get in, there are tons of other good schools and you only need to get into 1. I'll probably get rejected from some of the other top schools (applying for financial aid reasons, probably going to Stanford.) Good luck everyone!
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  • SakataKintokiSakataKintoki 120 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (770 Math, 750 Reading, 800 Writing - 11 Essay)
    • ACT: none
    • SAT II: Math II, Physics, US History (all 800s)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A (private school)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World History, Comp Sci, US History, English Language, English Lit, Calc BC (all 5's)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    • Senior Year Course Load:
      AP Physics C (Mech, E&M)
      America in the World since 1945 (1st sem)
      Economics (2nd sem)
      English IV (Honors)
      Linear Algebra (Honors; 1st sem)
      Partial Differential Equations (Honors; 2nd sem)
      Differential Equations (Honors; 1st sem)
      Multivariable Calculus (Honors; 2nd sem)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none? (check my chance thread for anything that may fit this category; I'm not sure)
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Orchestra (4 years; Lead Violist - 2 years), Quiz Bowl (team captain - 4 years), UIL Literary Criticism, XC/Track as a freshman
    • Job/Work Experience: Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance - part-time moderator, curriculum coordinator for summer camp
    • Volunteer/Community service: performed weekly in church orchestra, but nothing else consistent
    • Summer Activities: competed in the National All-Star Academic Tournament 3 times (quiz bowl). Summer job as the TQBA summer camp curriculum coordinator (created study materials for students)
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): I'll give them 7/8 out of 10; from what I've heard people thought my essays were pretty good; I thought they were decent, though nobody has said they're spectacular. I might post them somewhere after the RD deadline though.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1 & #2: N/A, since I never read them. Both teachers like me though, so I bet they're good.
      • Counselor Rec: N/A, same as above.
      • Additional Rec: N/A, though I think this rec presented new information not in the other recs.
    • Interview: I thought it went pretty well - conveyed my interest in the school, learned quite a bit about Stanford life.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian - Filipino
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: would rather not post (< 100k, but I'm not poor by any means)
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): probably none
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Very good test scores and grades
    • Weaknesses: My ECs aren't particularly spectacular
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Essays might have saved my app from rejection, but I'm not sure.
    • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Texas A&M, UT-Austin (Engineering; Plan II)
    General Comments: I'm wondering if I can send an arts supplement for RD... Does anyone know?
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  • AegiseAegise 119 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 800 Writing, 700 Math, 760 CR (2260)
    • ACT: 33
    • SAT II: 750 Lit, 730 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 63 out of 11,000 something (county-wide)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History, Environmental Science, Studio Art, World History, European History, Language (5's on everything but Art)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Taking this year
    • Senior Year Course Load: IB Classes - English HL, French SL, History SL, Physics HL, Math SL, Psychology SL, Theory of Knowledge
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    National Merit Semifinalist, NHS, French Honor Society
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Some minor clubs, historian of one
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital/cancer center, humane society, relay for life
    • Summer Activities: Worked at a cancer center for 3 summers, did lab work in combination with that for the last summer
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Intellectual - 8 - Wrote about Pokemon and most people I read said I made an unlikely topic work
      Roommate - 6 - Kind of meh, just talking about my interests
      Matters - 9 - About my art and I really like this one because it wasn't in a normal essay format
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
        Psychology teacher, French teacher, additional rec from the cancer center where I worked, but I can't rate because I didn't read any of them
      • Counselor Rec: No idea, didn't see
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Florida
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: IB magnet
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: Upper middle class
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Submitted an art supplement and art was a main theme of my app
    • Weaknesses: Asian, subpar stats, generally not a super strong app
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: See weaknesses
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    No idea yet
    General Comments:
    This surprisingly didn't hurt that much, partially because I had been starting to doubt whether I really wanted to attend Stanford or not towards the end. I don't want to sound like one of those people who says that just because they're bitter, but I realized that since I still wanted to continue something in art, I might be better off going somewhere else to play to my strengths. Anyway, I didn't have a spectacular application or anything, so this wasn't too shocking for me. Was disappointed that my arts supplement didn't make a difference though.

    Congrats to accepted and deferred! Time to go work on my other applications with double the effort.
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  • thondavilthondavil 3 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2400
    • SAT II: 800 Chemistry, 800 Math II, 800 Literature, 800 Physics
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.76 (I attend a very difficult school)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Chemistry, 5 Calc BC, 5 World History
    • Senior Year Course Load: Honors Multivariable Calculus, Organic Chemistry, Honors Physics, Computer Science, English, Ceramics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Knowledge Bowl 4 yrs (Captain this Year), Boy Scouts (Held four different leadership positions)
    • Volunteer/Community service:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): I'm not going into detail, they were all good but none were phenomenal
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    • Teacher Rec #1: 10/10
    • Teacher Rec #2: 7/10
    • Counselor Rec: No idea
    • Interview: Not the best, but not horrible either.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Washington
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Don't qualify for financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Mom, 2 aunts, and an uncle all attended Stanford.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Academics
    • Weaknesses: I don't really know
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Dunno
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I have yet to hear back.
    General Comments:
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  • StanfordMan1891StanfordMan1891 53 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2100
    • ACT: 30
    • SAT II: 610 Biology M, 610 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.755
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 37/286
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Spanish (5), AP Biology (3), AP English Language (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature and Composition
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Football (4 years), Track and Field (4 years), BRIDGE Program tutor, Destination Imagination, Independent programmer, Poet, Creator of philosophical/metaphysical blog
    • Job/Work Experience: Outside Services at local elite golf club
    • Volunteer/Community service: minimal
    • Summer Activities: Intern for two companies in Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common app background story (9/10): about playing football with Christian players and coaches when I never grew up with religion, EC supplement (5/10): about my internships in Jakarta, Intellectual Vitality (6/10): pretty lame, about becoming a better writer in high school, Roommate (6/10): didn't really show who I am as a person, What Matters (7/10): about movies and how they've given me perspective on life.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 8/10, "a truly engaging member in the classroom"
      • Teacher Rec #2: 9/10, "this student IS intellectual vitality"
      • Counselor Rec: never read it
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:Went well, but felt neither especially good or bad
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Colorado
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Indonesian/White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: <100k/year
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Legacy (mother and both uncles)
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essays, Legacy
    • Weaknesses: GPA, SAT, ACT, ECs, Awards, Minimal community service, I probably came off as a student that wouldn't have much impact at Stanford.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Low scores, no true hooks other than the legacy, but even that won't make up for everything.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:Stanford was my first admission decision
    General Comments: My kindergarten teacher knew me as the kid that wanted to go to Stanford, so you can imagine that this is a pretty life-changing decision for me. Looking back, I know I was setting myself up for disappointment. I wish my parents stopped me before the train got going and I became known as "that kid destined to go to Stanford". On the other hand, this will be an invaluable life lesson.
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  • cuttleberrycuttleberry 8 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2270 ( 760 CR 720 M 790 W)
    • ACT: 36
    • SAT II: none lol
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/ 544
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): stats (5) whap (5) apush (5) english lang (4) chem (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: calc BC, physics C, AP english iv, AP gov/econ, AP bio, AP psych, orch, study hall
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    NONE HAHA
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): orchestra, region orch, musical orch
    • Job/Work Experience: summer at cell phone repair shop and summer at pizza shop (min wage)
    • Volunteer/Community service: wildlife center, tutoring, festival stuff (NHS)
    • Summer Activities:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): do i give myself a 3? naw but it was about my struggle to lose weight and failing bc i wasn't trying, it was sort of dumb, roommate : pleased with it
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 3 (ugh just all these big statements and no examples, a "to not" for a rec, my orch director)
      • Teacher Rec #2: (9, wonderful, i gave her a letter with stuff I wanted her to write...eh)
      • Counselor Rec: (dunno)
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    had one, it was nice
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: chinese
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: 110k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    female engineer?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: grades, test scores (ACT?), rank
    • Weaknesses: essay, recs, EC
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: it's stanford, i wasn't remarkable
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    none yet
    General Comments: i applied for kicks, wasted $90, didn't really work on my essays, got what i deserved oops.
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  • MasterYsterMasterYster 364 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350: 800 CR, 800 WR, 750 Math
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 800 Chem, 790 M. Bio
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): All 5's (AP Biology, AP Physics C Mech, AP Chemistry, BC Calculus, AP World, AP English Lang, AP NSL, AP Statistics)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Economics, AP Art History, AP English Lit, AP Environmental Science, AP Programming, AP European History, Multivariable Calculus
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): USABO Semifinalist, AIME Qualifer, University State Math Finalist (2x) JETS National Engineering Competition 1st in State, 15th in Nation, National BYG Knowledge Champion, Several other state awards in science, several state awards in Quizbowl
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): President/Captain of 4 clubs and 2 societies (3-4 years each), involved in several other honors societies etc. USTA Mid-Atlantic tennis player, Best Result: Quarterfinals
    • Job/Work Experience: Worked the summer at University in a biology lab. Will have name on two papers and recognized by the National Science Foundation for a 3rd.
    • Summer Activities: See Work experience
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 7
      • Teacher Rec #2: 8
      • Counselor Rec:
      • Additional Rec: Lab mentor
    • Interview:
    Other
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):Sibling attends Stanford
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Test scores, GPA, course load, awards, Extracurricular Activities
    • Weaknesses: ?
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I have no idea
    General Comments: Put minimal information above. Not sure what more I could have done to get in
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  • xyscholarxyscholar 45 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • ACT: ACT: 35 Composite ( 35 English, 34 Math, 36 English, 34 Science); have 35 Math and 35 Science from previous sitting
    • SAT II: 780 Math II, 740 Biology, 750 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): (unweighted); 3(weighted) out of 370
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 in Euro, 5 in Eng Lang & Comp, 4 in APUSH, 4 Bio
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, AP English Lit & Comp, AP Physics B, AP Chem, French IV HN
    • Awards : School and community awards in Math and science, minor placings at regional math level, local newspaper spotlight, AP Scholar with HN
      > Nothing important
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Math Club (4yrs, Captain), Key Club (3 yrs), Historical Honors Society (3 yrs President), Principia(science 2yrs), French Club (4yrs Treasurer), French Honors Society (3yrs), NHS(3yrs), Peer Tutoring (2 yrs). Lead a class of freshman (2 yrs)
    • Job/Work Experience: summer time job
    • Volunteer/Community service: 70 hrs
    • Summer Activities: work (weak spot in app)
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8 good enough writer, could've improved what matters essay
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Amazing Rec from Physics teacher 10/10
      • Teacher Rec #2: Great one from English teacher 9/10
      • Counselor Rec: well written 8.5/10
      • Additional Rec: Fresman class advisor 8/10
      Other
      • State (if domestic applicant): midwest
      • Country (if international applicant): Domestic
      • School Type: public
      • Ethnicity: White
      • Gender: male
      • Income Bracket: <60000
      • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): born outside US?
      Reflection
      • Strengths: tests, grades
      • Weaknesses: EC, summer activities
      • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: pending
      General Comments: congrats to all accepted
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  • basicspacebasicspace 172 replies21 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350, 800 CR, 770 Math, 780 Writing
    • SAT II: USH 790, Chinese 770, Chem 800, Math 2 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9-ish, 4.4 weighted
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): All I know is the UCs said top 9%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 in following: Euro, USH, Calc BC, Chem, Art History, Chinese, Lang
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B (literally), AP Stats, AP Gov, AP Lit, AP Bio
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Science Olympiad Regionals 4th in 2 events? not big I know
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Music Production (really srs about dis), Video Game Design, Science Olympiad (Technology Manager), Psychology Club (president), member of local orchestra that performed in Australia, linguistics self-study
    • Job/Work Experience: Intern at tech start-up
    • Volunteer/Community service: at tree nursery, tutoring
    • Summer Activities: studying linguistics, programming, volunteering, producing music
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Put my personality into full force into all of them, Common App, 7, about me failing to get elected to ASB, cliche-ish but the ending was pretty strong imo
      Intellectual Vitality, 9, about the joys of debugging every day
      What Matters, 8, about a unique music technique I do
      Roommate, no idea 8?, showed my irreverence, yet desire to learn and work together
      EC Essay, 7, about volunteering at the tree nursery
    [*] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      no numbers because i didn't read them
    • Teacher Rec #1: APUSH teacher, did a research project with him, and he likes me
    • Teacher Rec #2: Math teacher for 3 years, I was a good student, but not too active in class
    • Counselor Rec: no idea
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • School Type: Public, 500 kids graduate every year
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: under $100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none at all
    Reflection
    • Strengths: academics, test scores, essays, blasted my personality at every opportunity
    • Weaknesses: no tangible awards or recognition, applying to CS without standing out in that field
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I was super unclear about the awards I did and made them seem like really huge deals, when they weren't, probably sounded suspicious
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: no idea yet
    General Comments: Stanford is the hardest school to get in to in the United States, and it gets worse for Asians applying from California. I love being Asian though (best food evar), and made it clear at various parts of my application, for better or for worse. Plus all the legacy and athlete spots (they totally deserve it, just pointing out that there's barely any space for a regular person to get in as is) are reserved for EA. Not too bummed about the rejection, since I was fully expecting one. It would have been nice to be done with college apps, but looks like it's time to start in full force. The essays I have now are pretty solid, though, and I'm sure that they'll get me into college across the country.
    And I'd been thinking about other schools a lot as the decision date neared. I'm pretty glad I didn't get in to Stanford, actually, because we all know it's a bubble. While I'd love to be part of it, I can see that going to Stanford would have hindered my music career (which may or may not take off). Looking at colleges in cities with a big music scene right now, so MIT, UC Berkeley, and UCLA are particularly enticing. CMU also has a cool Music program in the CS department, and trying for Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, UChicago (house producer's dream school, I tell ya), and Caltech as well.
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  • CamelDohaCamelDoha 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2170 (680 CR, 740 M, 750 W)
    • SAT II: 750 Bio M, 770 Che, 800 Mat
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4 / 4.29 weighted
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2 / 157
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), World History (5), US History (5), Chemistry (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP Stats, Ap Lang, IB Maths HL2, IB Art HL2, Senior Seminar
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service:
    • Summer Activities:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1:
      • Teacher Rec #2:
      • Counselor Rec:
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: International
    • Ethnicity:
    • Gender:
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths:
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments:
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  • phosphorylationphosphorylation 82 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2390; 800M 800CR 790W
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: 800x3, 790x1
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96 (4.5 Weighted)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1% out of 600
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 10 5s
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: MV Calc, AP Lit, AP Economics, AP Physics, AP World, AP Latin
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): USABO Semifinalist, AIME Qualifer, NLE Awards, NMSF, Coke Scholar Semifinalist, nothing too big
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): President of 3 prominent clubs; Varsity Tennis, Varsity Soccer, Research, nothing spectacular
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: ~150 hours total?
    • Summer Activities: Research, Tennis, Soccer
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7/10 Common App, 7/10 What Matters, 7/10 IV, 9/10 Roommate
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: didn't read
      • Teacher Rec #2: didn't read
      • Counselor Rec: didn't read
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Large Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: 100k+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Asian
    Reflection
    • Strengths: none
    • Weaknesses: none
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Stanford 2OP
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: probably everywhere except Stanford
    General Comments: lol it's stanford what did y'all expect
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  • BluthBananaBluthBanana 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]
    Objective:


    [*] SAT I (breakdown): 2130 (720 CR, 700 M, 710 W)

    [*] ACT: Didn't take

    [*] SAT II: 790 USH, 690 Chem, 690 Bio M

    [*] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (4.58 W)

    [*] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):7/613

    [*] AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), Euro (5), Chem (4), US History (5), Psych (5), Lang (5)

    [*] IB (place score in parenthesis): None

    [*] Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP English Lit, AP US Gov, AP Environmental Science, Spanish 7,8 Honors, Physiology

    [*] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction, some lower level school awards...

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Class Student Council (Secretary), Pre-Med Club (President), NHS (Secretary), Academic League, Golf (Varsity Captain)
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital volunteer at UCSD Med Center (100 hours), other small volunteering stuff with clubs
    • Summer Activities: NYLF on Medicine in 2012 summer
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7, really liked my Common App and intellectual vitality ones but ended up not being too happy with the other two, teachers and others who read my essays still really liked them though
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Didn't read, but I'm sure it was good
      • Teacher Rec #2: Didn't read, also sure that it was good
      • Counselor Rec: Didn't really know me and I didn't read it
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Large public (~2000)
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 90,000-ish
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I'd like to consider myself first generation because my dad didn't go to college, but my mom went to community so I guess not
    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, extracurricular involvement with leadership, felt like I really showed I was well-rounded while also having a clear passion in some of the clubs I joined
    • Weaknesses: SAT scores not super awesome, maybe more volunteer hours too in greater commitments, only summer activity a one week medical conference
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I know that Stanford really takes into account the essay portion of the app, and while I liked my essays, Stanford may have wanted more from me. If my test scores may have been a bit higher, I also probably would have been a lot more competitive.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: None yet
    General Comments: When it came down to it, I really was expecting a rejection. Everyone always told me that I would easily get in, but I knew that it was a lot harder than that so I was preparing for the worst. Even though I have been hung up on this school for a long time, right now I'm trying to remind myself that getting in would have been like winning the lottery, and I have plenty of other schools to wait for decisions from. Posting on here is a huge relief, because now I just want to move on and focus on the other stuff. Congrats to all of the admits!!!
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