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Stanford 2018 REA Results ONLY Thread


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  • sumshyftwsumshyftw 1 replies1 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    • SAT I (breakdown): 2160, 760 reading, 660 math, 740 writing
    • ACT: 35
    • SAT II: 760 math 2, 670 physics, 740 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 14 out of 796
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geography, World History, English Lang, English Lit, US History, Calculus BC (5's on all)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Physics (5), Psychology (5)
    • Senior Year Course Load: Full AP/IB classes
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None major, academic letter, teachers choice award, science olympiad regionals competition trophy
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Science Olympiad (vice president), Academic Decathlon (vice president), CSF member, made a podcast, founded JSA chapter at school
    • Job/Work Experience: Mathnasium
    • Volunteer/Community service: Habitat for Humanity volunteer, tutor
    • Summer Activities: Habitat for Humanity
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8 I'd say, talked about a common failure in common app but added a spin, talked about my wariness for group projects + my affinity for chess
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 9, english teacher adored me
      • Teacher Rec #2: 7, physics teacher mentioned a lot about science olympiad
      • Counselor Rec: 6, not sure
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public, Large
    • Ethnicity: South Asian (lel)
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: ~$35k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    • Strengths: Humorous, witty, good writer
    • Weaknesses: Shoulda retaken my SAT tbh, coulda scored way better, cause I only took it once. Shoudlve also taken AP Bio my sophomore year
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Simply other people were better than me and Stanford ED is waaaay too competitive for my scores and stuff. They say scores don't matter as much, but looking at the people that got in, they sure add some weight.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: Was bummed for about a day, got over it. Eh, would have loved to go there, and I suppose the whole college admissions process has made me jaded as an individual, but I'm still keeping my hopes up.
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  • 09755149lan09755149lan 20 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    • SAT I (breakdown): 2140 (760 M, 700 CR, 680 W)
    • ACT (breakdown): N/A
    • SAT II : 800 Math II, 770 Bio E
    • GPA: 4.14 (School used strange scale, I confuse myself trying to explain it so…meh)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School does not rank
    • AP (place score in parentheses): Biology (4) (Did not report)
    • IB (place score in parentheses):
    • Senior Year Course Load: Math Honors, English Honors, College-level Chemistry, Environmental Science, US Government, Chinese Literature
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Debate (president 1 year, teaching assistant this year), MUN (treasurer), Swim Team, School Publication (editor 1 year, yearly contributor)
    • Job/Work Experience: Biomedical Research at hospital affiliated with nearby university (intern, not paid)
    • Volunteer/Community Service: 1 week trip to impoverished elementary school in Taoyuan mountains to teach and serve students
    • Summer Activities: Biomedical research (accumulated ~1000 hours over the years, went there during winter break too)
    • Essays: Spent A LOT of time on them, they were my only chance….
    • Teacher Recommendations: Decent one from English honors teacher, best-in-career one from US gov/US history teacher (to be fair she’s only taught for 7 years) Did not read either of them, speculation comes from what another teacher told me and the understanding I have of these two teachers.
    • Counselor Rec: Decent, did not read
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview: N/A

    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): Taiwan (USA/ROC dual citizen, so still domestic applicant)
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian….sigh
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: 100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nope

    • Strengths: Research? Essays? Nothing tbh….
    • Weaknesses: Not a standout, nothing extraordinary, meh scores, not that well-rounded
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: the mediocre one among the mediocre applicants
    • Where else you are applying or have already applied: Yale, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, WUSTL, Rice, U of Michigan, Tulane, Fordham, Duke, JHU

    General Comments/Advice/Hindsight: Was pretty upset for quite a while although I should not have been considering my stats and the fact that it was Stanford… I had a friend who passed away during soph year who LOVED Stanford and I thought I could get in for her (I LOVE Stanford too…..) Anyways filling this out and posting it is sort of a healing process. I don’t regret applying cause well, as Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” To all potential applicants reading this, please do not hesitate to apply even if your stats are similar to mine, even if rejected, I doubt you’ll regret giving yourself the chance. Remember, it’s 100% going to be “rejection” if you don’t apply! To the accepted ones, YOU DESERVE IT, and please do know how lucky you all are to have the chance to matriculate into this amazing school.
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  • ChanceMeOnThisChanceMeOnThis 9 replies2 threads New Member
    Sorry, I'm Late
    SAT 1: 2390 (800 Math, 800 Writing, 790 English)
    ACT: 36: 36E,36M,36R,36S
    SAT II: 800Math2 800French, 800 Literature
    GPA: Weighted:4.00 unweighted: 4.0
    Rank: valedictorian
    AP: Latin(5) French(5) USHistory(5) WorldHistory(5) Calculus AB(5)
    English Language(5) English Lit(5) US Gov(5)
    IB: N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Ap Us Gov, AP English Lit, AP English Lang, Honors Comp Sci 3, AP Physics B, AP French
    Major Awards: CTY High Honors(John Hopkins), Outstanding(Best) Delegate(MODEL UN), Intern at a Law firm, Orchestra acceptance, State choir, Winner of Trivia competition with Rival School
    ECs: Band(4yrLeadSinger)CrossCountry(4yrCaptain),Tennis(2yrCaptain),State Choir, Therapy dog team with my Australian Shepherd, who just recently,passed away :,,,(
    Volunteer/Community Service: Internship at a Major Law Firm(Bickel and Brewer-part of the 160KPlusClub), 200 hours at a community soup kitchen.
    Job/Work Experience: in my last year at High school I sold one condo(worth 1M, and yes, I put my commission in my college fund), I earned my real estate license at the end of the year, I was red-shirted in kindergarten, now 19. Worked at starbucks for 2 years, then bused tables at a very high-end restaurant in NYC(Where I live/am educated).
    Summer activities: Worked at a camp in Maine-Timanous, where I used to go when I was younger, state choir, and Working with Gypsy(fore-mentioned aussie:((()
    Essays: 10. I have always been good at writing, and language in general, my only flaw, run-on sentences, I wrote about my motivation to pursue excellence and achieve what my family has laid down before me(I used a metaphor frequently, I am making my marks in the path of concrete set before me)
    Teacher Rec #1:(English and Writing teacher) I have taught W****** for many years, and he has been one of the most enjoyable, intuitive, and excellent students I have taught.
    Teacher Rec #2(P.E, teacher, a little aggressive): Along with the rest of the faculty, we will all miss W****** and you better be darn grateful to have him at your school.
    Teacher Rec #3:(French and Latin Teacher) W****** has a natural bond with language, he sees words in another language, and in a flash translates them in his head as if he's known them his whole life.
    Coach Rec #4(X-Country) I have been running for 30 years, my doctor says I am as healthy as possible, and could keep running for atleast another 10 years, W****** has been our team captain since he joined the team, even with all my experience, I could never keep up with him, his for is excellent, and he would be a great addition to any team.
    Coach Rec #5: (Tennis) W****** is the new Bjorn Borg, ^ basically above.

    State: NY
    Country: USA
    School Type: SHSAT School- Charter
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 200k
    Hooks: legacy on honors(he was given a memorial page), Star Athlete, CTY High Honors

    Strengths: Writing, Language, Work Ethic, sense of humor
    Weaknesses: can be sensitive to criticism on my writing
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My GPA, Rank, ECs, Recs, Awards, Legacy,etc.(read ^)
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Upenn, Yale, Harvard, UCLA, and Dartmouth.(Stanford is my dream school and offered me a Full scholarship, Harvard-Full, Yale 1/2 Upenn-Full, UCLA-1/4 Dartmouth-None-Sorry, but screw you Dartmouth)

    General Comments:
    I will use this section to vent my excitement and tell you all my life story, I have always wanted to be a Lawyer, my father heard this on his death bed as he died from cancer 9 years ago, he told me to always reach higher than told, right before they made me leave to give him his last anesthesia. Once I heard those inspiring words, I always tried my hardest, I fought countless times to achieve higher than anyone else, I did not stop studying, making Straight As or reaching anywhere under 2 times my capability, I did not care that I was overworked, I only needed to do what I had to, to achieve what my dad had, I made perfect scores on ERBs, ISEEs,SSATs SHSATs, and ACTs(unfortunately, not SATs.) I got into A charter school, not a prep, so I could boost my chances for a top school, and save my mom's money for college + grad school. Now that I will see the class of 2018 this fall, I know that I do not have many troubles ahead of me until I can reach the top of the shelf.

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  • fluffy2017fluffy2017 968 replies19 threads Member
    edited March 2014

    1. On Feb 20th you said you are a junior.
    2. You didn't know what ED was and then posted: "I am Early Decision, If I get into Stanford I will Go there."
    3. You claim a full scholarship and yet have a family income of 200k
    4. You claim that you submitted 3 teacher recs and a Coach recommendation and one of those recommendations was a PE teacher? May want to check what Stanford requires and accepts.

    So why are you posting here that you got in SCEA? What is that about?
    edited March 2014
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  • RedSn0wRedSn0w 228 replies14 threads Junior Member

    Yeah I call shenanigans.
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  • perseverenceperseverence 65 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Yeah sounds fake to me. Sorry if this sounds arrogant, I really don't mean it that way, but he comes across as the kind of "perfect" applicant that Stanford would reject. Was that harsh?
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  • StanManYeahStanManYeah 102 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Why do people bother with fake acceptance posts?
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  • StanManYeahStanManYeah 102 replies6 threads Junior Member
    @perseverence I don't think it has anything to do with perfection. It has more to do with the inconsistent stories and blatantly false financial aid offers mentioned.
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  • RedSn0wRedSn0w 228 replies14 threads Junior Member

    Self-motivation? I dunno, it's odd..
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