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Stanford 2018 REA Results ONLY Thread

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  • hashtagyoloswaghashtagyoloswag 23 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): CR: 730 M: 710 W: 690 = 2130
    • ACT: 32 composite, can't remember each individual section
    • SAT II: Chemistry: 730, Math II: 770
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/525
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Chem (5), AP Calc AB (5), AP Lang & Comp (5), AP US History (4)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP US Gov, AP Calc BC, AP Lit, Student Council
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honor


    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      Student Council - 6 years (Freshmen Class President, Sophomore Class President, Student Body Secretary, Student Body President)
      RSVP - 3 years (Delegate, Student Leader, President)
      Interclub Council - 1 Year (Founder, President)
    • Job/Work Experience:
      Summer job at Best Buy before junior year
    • Volunteer/Community service:
      YUDA Bands Project - Provided an education for two students in Honduras. I was the project leader and organizer. Almost killed myself trying to sell over 400 wristbands for this thing.
      Planned a holiday toy drive last year that brought in over 100 toys for a local children's hospital
      Planned an event to make PB&J sandwiches for a homeless shelter, made over 500
      Leading a project called Evolvement - spreading information about the dangers of smoking.
      Various other volunteer projects
    • Summer Activities:
      Spent pretty much every summer at school working on StuCo stuff
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
      Honestly can't rate my essays. I hate everything I write so it would be biased.
      My common app essay was about producing EDM. I discussed why I enjoy my hobby so much, mainly talked about how it's challenged because I'm essentially on my own and have to figure everything out for myself.
      Intellectual vitality was about this time that I accidentally wrote down the wrong page number for my calc homework and then proceeded to learn the next three weeks of material for fun.
      Roommate essay was just bad. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to write so I put it off and then bs'd it at the last minute
      What matters essay was about asking questions. Talked about how I want to go into physics and learn the mysteries of the universe. It was alright I guess.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: AP Lang teacher. We have a really good relationship, letter was very well written
      • Teacher Rec #2: AP Calc teacher from last year. Said I was one of the best students she's ever had in 15+ years of teaching, also very good
      • Counselor Rec: Didn't read it but I'm one of the few students that he actually knows well so I'm sure it was good
      • Additional Rec: One from my StuCo advisor. It was great. Basically talked about all of the different ways that I've tried to make the school a better place. Spoke very highly of me.
    • Interview: Not offered in my area
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NV
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public, roughly 2000 students
    • Ethnicity: White. Painfully white
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: 60K-70K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): My parents attended college briefly but never received a degree. Not sure if that helps at all but yeah
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Leadership mainly. StuCo has been my thing for a very long time. Also I planned a ton of successful community service events. So although I got rejected, at least I got two Honduran kids into school hahaha
    • Weaknesses: Course rigor maybe. Lack of preparation. Meh essays. I don't really know honestly haha.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Honestly don't have a clue. I wasn't expecting to get accepted, but I do think I had a decent shot. Just one of those things where it basically comes down to luck. When you're competing against 7000 highly qualified and awesome people for 700 spots, it's kind of a crapshoot.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Applied to USC and UC schools. Gonna start applying to a ton more, we'll see how that goes.

    General Comments:
    I'm surprisingly okay right now. My family and friends had more of a reaction than I did. They all expected me to get in, but I knew I was doomed from the start haha. My only regret is that I didn't try harder in school until last year. I never realized that I was actually pretty intelligent up until last year. At the beginning of the year, I decided that precalc was too easy, and I switched into AP Calc. Because of schedule conflicts, I ended up having to take 4 AP classes last year, which I did not anticipate. I ended up doing really really well (was one of 3 people in my class of 525 to get all A's last year. Our valedictorian didn't even get straight A's). I never realized that I was actually a pretty bright kid until last year. So if I could go back and do it again, I would take every AP class I could and not screw around freshmen year, get involved in more clubs than just StuCo, stuff like that. Also I think my biggest mistake was my essays. I over analyzed them too much. I was freaking out trying to write the "perfect essay" when I should have just wrote something that was really meaningful to me. Oh well, at least I learned something for my other applications :) congrats to everyone who was admitted!
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  • RedSn0wRedSn0w 228 replies14 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2270 (800 CR, 750 M, 720 WR)
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: Bio M: 800, US History: 770, Chem: 740
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio 5, Chem 4, USH 5, Eng Comp 5
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus A/B, AP Physics C, AP Comparative Government, AP Lit, Chinese 3, School Newspaper
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing really, lots of relatively significant Speech and Debate awards.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech and Debate Team (Officer and Event Captain), LEO Club (Vice-President), Model United Nations Team (Co-President and Co-Founder), Philosophy Club (President), Solo Guitarist and Orchestra Guitarist at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Internship at UC Davis studying GUVs.
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring two hours a week
    • Volunteer/Community service: 300+ hours of miscellaneous volunteering. About a 100 more from a kids camp I volunteered at.
    • Summer Activities: Taking courses, interning, self-studying, etc
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App was pretty good! Not ultra unique, but I liked it, 9/10. The supplements were definitely my favorite, the roommate one was particularly awesome in my opinion.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: English teacher, awesome, he likes me a ton.
      • Teacher Rec #2: History teacher, same story. They were probably both very good.
      • Counselor Rec: Excellent, she and I get along very very well despite the fact that I go to a school of so many people.
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant): N/A
    • School Type: Public, 4000+ students
    • Ethnicity: Half-Asian half-white.
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: $200,000+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): My dad is a faculty member at Stanford
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Good GPA and scores, lots of leadership, research, and diversified interests.
    • Weaknesses: Not many AP classes, I don't stand out particularly as a student either.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: The fact that my father is a faculty member probably pushed me over the edge, but I think my app was still really strong.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: No where yet, and no where, I'M DONNNEEEE!
    General Comments: Good luck to everyone else, you guys will kickass, I know it!
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  • mikey486mikey486 25 replies3 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2170, 780 Math 690 Reading 700 Writing
    • ACT:N/A
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 760 Physics
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.75 (4.2 Weighted)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Spanish (3), BC Calculus (5), Statistics (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics C, AP Macro/Micro, AP English Lit, Business Leadership, Mandarin Near Native Level 3, Biblical Traditions, Beginning Guitar
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMS Commended
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, Senior Patrol Leader), community basketball student referee, JV/V Basketball (JV Captain), school newspaper writer,
    • Job/Work Experience: Summer internship at Oracle, summer internship at TV production company
    • Volunteer/Community service: BSA, Habitat For Humanity, Service on Saturdays
    • Summer Activities: (see above)
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8-9, wrote about Scouts for Common App, school newspaper for ECA essay, progression in math for intellectual vitality essay, my love for sports and music in roommate essay, basketball for what matters most
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
        Didn't see any of my recommendation letters
      • Teacher Rec #1: English teacher, also my basketball coach. I think he liked me but could've spoken up more in his class
      • Teacher Rec #2: Statistics teacher. I was his star pupil, but not sure about how good his rec letter was.
      • Counselor Rec: She definitely liked me, went in to talk to her a lot.
      • Additional Rec: My Scoutmaster wrote me an additional letter
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): N/A
    • Country (if international applicant): Hong Kong, US citizen
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Prefer not to specify
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):Legacy
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essays reflected me well I think, also had several leadership positions
    • Weaknesses:Lower than average GPA and SAT for Stanford
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Don't think I had anything that jumped out of the page, and my GPA and SAT were a little below average
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: To be honest, I am pretty disappointed even though I expected this to happen. Congrats to all those who got in. For the rest of us, no doubt that we'll get in somewhere good as well.
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  • Tspwt5Tspwt5 28 replies2 threads Junior Member
    ACCEPTED

    Objective:

    SAT I 2400 (breakdown):
    [*] ACT:
    [*] SAT II: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Literature
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0, 4.86 weighted
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/457sh
    AP: European History (5) Environmental Science (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: IB HL Math, English, History; IB LL Spanish, Biology 2, Physics 2
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 1st in Sate, Extemporaneous Speaking (Domestic Policy) qualified to but haven't yet placed at 3 national tournaments (NFL, CFL (x2). One TOC bid and several speaker awards at national qualifiers.

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars Debate 4 yrs (president 12): Environmental Club 4ys (president 11 & 12) JV & Varsity soccer 9-12,
    • Job/Work Experience: youth soccer referee 4 years
    • Volunteer/Community service: Worked several weeks before debate camp at center for bi-lingual pre-school students engaging the kids in both English and Spanish; participate when possible in a community group for public education funding and with the gay straight alliance at school
    • Summer Activities: Debate Institutes, refereeing, one women in engineering camp
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Think these had to have been very important. Slices of life.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: math, gifted teacher who inspired every student in the class
      • Teacher Rec #2: english, again, a remarkable teacher who was an open book to us
      • Counselor Rec: allways encouraging and a mentor--waived right to see any of them so
        don't know specifics
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): KS
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: 180,000 (but 2 kids in college)
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    they may have given some mercy so we wouldn't be spread across the country?
    Reflection: Essays are an important journey wherein you can truly reflect.
    [*] Strengths: Stanford Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering are the perfect fit for me. Very interested in the physical sciences and policy.
    [*] Weaknesses: No national awards
    [*] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I just think the essays are a very important piece to the puzzle. I'm the mother writing for the student because s is at a debate tournament.
    [*] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/list]
    General Comments:
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  • Brogrammer17Brogrammer17 90 replies21 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):
    • ACT: 30
    • SAT II: SATs aren't popular in SD
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Psychology(N/A)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load:College English Comp., College English Lit., Calculus, AP Psychology, Physics, PLTW Digital Electronics, PLTW Engineering Draft and Design, Senior Experience
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    I don't know if any would be considered "major"
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Wrestling (Varsity Captain), Football (Academic All State), Power Lifting (Varsity Captain), NHS, Drum Line, VEX Competition Team (Team Captain), Student Government (President)
    • Job/Work Experience: Co-Founder of a small iPhone business and Mobile Developer for a start up company (internship) - I work two other ones but neither are really relevant
    • Volunteer/Community service: NHS activities, local animal shelter, church youth group, and the local youth wrestling program
    • Summer Activities: South Dakota Youth Business Adventure
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): I'm not sure how awesome my personal statement is due to the short word limit but all my other essays I am still really confident in. I had many people read them and everyone agreed that they were really well done. I wrote about how I spent my freshmen year in the hospital and had to overcome sickness. Long story short, I ended up discovering my future major through it - computer science. Vitality essay- I wrote about my internship and programming work experience. Activity essay - wrote about weightlifting. Roommate essay was just about me really. It wasn't too serious at all. What is most important to you? I wrote about being memorable and trying to set an example that others would want to follow. Be inspirational sort of thing.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Didn't get to read it but I assume it was good
      • Teacher Rec #2: Didn't get to read it but I assume it was good
      • Counselor Rec: She's not the most intelligent person but I'm sure hers was decent. She at least tried to highly recommend me.
      • Additional Rec:
      The CEO of the company I did an internship for. I read it and it was 10/10. Better than I could have hoped for.
    • Interview:
    N/A
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): SD (I actually thought this might help me)
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: household income ~$33,000 a year
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Low income? SD applicant?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essays, Work Experience, ECs, Grades (I know 3.8 isn't amazing but the grading scale at my school makes that equivalent to a little over a 95% which I am not ashamed of)
    • Weaknesses: I thought a 30 ACT was better than it was, didn't have the opportunity to take the SAT, Didn't receive any major awards, Small school, I'm not a legacy and my family can't afford to make contributions, my school only offers 3 AP classes and I took the only one that fit in my schedule
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: SATs aren't popular in SD so I never took it. I really wish I would have though it probably wouldn't have made a difference.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Nowhere yet. Still working on applications.
    General Comments: I'm heart broken at this point. I honestly hate to even think about it. To think that I poured my best self into an application and still wasn't good enough really bothers me. I understand that 5.7% is pretty much a toss up for acceptance but I kind of wish I would have been deferred first instead. There's a lot I can say, and have said, to express how upset I am but it probably isn't helpful at this point. I guess I should just be optimistic about this and see it as an opportunity to discover new things. If you think about it, not a lot has changed really. I wasn't going to Stanford yesterday and I guess I won't be tomorrow either. The only difference is that yesterday I had the hope of going to Stanford and today I no longer do. Congrats to everyone who was accepted.
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  • LelikoLeliko 21 replies4 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    I am Mom and don't know all the particulars but will post what I know.
    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2070
    • ACT: 33
    • SAT II: Math II 710 (took after 9th grade!), US History 750
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 in Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, Physics B, Statistics, World History; 4 in US Government and Politics, US History
    • Senior Year Course Load: pretty strenuous with 3 more APs
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    National AP Scholar
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Computer Team Creator and captain, Debate and Forensics team member
    • Job/Work Experience: Summer 2012 - Lifeguard, Summer 2013 and ongoing - Website Developer
    • Volunteer/Community service: 300+ community service hours
    • Summer Activities: See Job
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1:
      • Teacher Rec #2:
      • Counselor Rec:
      • Additional Rec:
      Employer wrote a nice recommendation
    • Interview:
    Yes, in Maryland, thought went well
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MD
    • School Type: Large public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 180+ K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Constantly A student throughout the years, conscientious and hard-working
    • Weaknesses: Relatively low SAT score
    • Why you think you were rejected: Low SAT score?
      General Comments: I'm disappointed but it's not the end of the world. I just thought Stanford would care about him being constantly diligent and hard-working student but perhaps his low SAT made an influence. We are originally from the country Georgia and I thought my son stressed that too much in his essay (he is more of American now than Georgian, really) and perhaps Stanford didn't like it. Who knows.

      Congratulations to everyone who got in, and good luck!!!
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  • HinduPowersHinduPowers 78 replies2 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2270 (730 R 770 M 770 W)
    • ACT: 35
    • SAT II:
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 17/436
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): European History (5) Human Geography (5) Biology (5) Statistics (5) English Lang (5) Environmental Science (4) APUSH (4) Chemistry (4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP English Lit, AP US Gov/Econ, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus BC, Music History
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Boys Nation. NMSF, National AP Scholar, NFL All-State
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debate (JV captain (11) Captain (12)), Model UN (ICJ President (12), Justice (11)), Youth in Government (Supreme Court Justice (11 & 12)), taught myself to play piano, 12 years of guitar, Ultimate Frisbee
    • Job/Work Experience: Intern at law firm for 7 weeks
    • Volunteer/Community service: public library volunteer 100+ hours
    • Summer Activities: Boys Nation, Governors School for International Studies, Boys State
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): intellectual: 9/10, wrote about how debate changed me
      EC: 7/10, wrote about Boys Nation and meeting Obama
      What matters: 9/10, wrote about my passion for politics
      Roommate: 10/10, timeline of Facebook statuses of my life
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: physics teach, 10/10
      • Teacher Rec #2: Gov teach, 10/10
      • Counselor Rec: gifted counselor, 10/10
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TN
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Highly competitive public
    • Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: >100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ECs, essays, short answer, ACT
    • Weaknesses: GPA, no subject tests
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: they probably want to see improvement in my grades and subject test scores because I put what I plan to take
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: wow I felt bad but then thankful after some amazing friends got rejected. Wish the rest of the deferred best of luck!
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  • YangdiggadyYangdiggady 1 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2340 (770 CR, 770 Math, 800 Writing
    • ACT: 33 Composite
    • SAT II: didn't submit
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9/4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A (small private school)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):Took as many AP's possible. Bio, APUSH, Gov, Comp Pol, Stats, Latin, Eng Lit, Eng Comp, Physics
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load:AP Physics, AP Comp Pol, AP Stats, AP Eng, Philosophy
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    2nd and 3rd at 2012 and 2010 World Pipe Band Competition respectively, 2nd at North American Drumming Solos, AP scholar, etc.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Lead Drummer of a 5 time world champion Scottish Pipe Band (yes, we wear kilts), 2nd at World Competition, invited to Argentina to perform, etc; Started my own socially responsible business and received news recognition, 1st Violinist and state champion, All- state orchestra, Lead double attorney for mock trial, Starting forward and center-back for Varsity Soccer, Captain of Varsity Tennis, Junior Achievement.
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutor for drumming and academics
    • Volunteer/Community service: 700+ hours of education service
    • Summer Activities: practicing for competitions, traveling, independent psychology research/going out to build self-confidence and cultivate myself by sparking conversations w people.
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App- I would give it an 8-9; Profile Questions - thought I was pretty witty and unique, give it an 8. Intellectual vitality - 9 only because I'm not sure if it fully answered the prompt. Roommate letter - 10, showed a different side of me and my colloquial language. What matters to you - 7 or 8, in my opinion my weakest one but I made some solid points in there. Overall, I thought my essays were what were going to get me in, but unfortunately the competition was as tough as ever.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1:8-9
      • Teacher Rec #2:8-9
      • Counselor Rec: 7-8
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian-American
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: I thought that I stood out, especially among the Asian-american population by doing unique extracurricular activities and starting my own social enterprise. Personally, my essays were very strong and honest. SAT scores were up there as well but I'm not sure my November SAT (the one where I upped my reading from a 670 to a 770) got there in time.
    • Weaknesses:Had a few B's over the course of my highschool career but I know that is not a deciding factor. Did not get the SAT score in time? Perhaps the interview? (I thought it went well). Overall, it comes down to the statistics, what the school is looking for and the competition you are going against.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Weaknesses^
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: Holistically, I think this is a great test of my character and what I stated about myself in my essays. As today's decision date come closer and closer I started to lose more of my own personal values and get wrapped up about an email. Getting accepted to Stanford would absolutely have been amazing; however, getting into the most prestigious college is NOT the most important thing in the world and I feel that this experience made me realize again what is truly important. I am glad that I took a shot at the early action and am much happier with a rejection than the potential feeling of "what if I had applied?" Looking through the list, there are a good number of phenomenal candidates who got rejected and wait-listed so to anyone who is reading this: keep your head up. Stanford isn't the only place where you can be happy for the next four years. Sorry for being preachy; much respect and congratulations to those who got in and good luck to those who are applying elsewhere!
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  • tspro2014tspro2014 139 replies17 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):
    ACT: 34
    SAT II: Math II = 800, Bio M = 770
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/448
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (5), Comp Sci (4), Psych (5), Calc BC (4; AB=5), Biology (4), US GOPO (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Physics C: E&M, AP Chem, AP English Lit & Comp, Acc. Humanities
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist, Distinguished AP Scholar
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Varsity tennis, President of Tutoring club, Vice and Co-Founder of Young Liberals club, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, Ping Pong Club, Student Teacher at Religious Group
    Job/Work Experience: Teaching Assistant at local Kumon Center
    Volunteer/Community service: NHS, Spanish Honor Society, nursing center, local hospital, library, elementary school group to teach struggling students to read, multiple fundraisers; total 250 hours
    Summer Activities: Biotech camp after 10th grade, research internship after 11th
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Personal Statement - Eloquently worded; may have been considered kind of cheesy
    Vitality essay - Wrote about my internship this past summer; how it taught be to stay determined
    Activity essay - Described tutoring a student through a club, helping her graduate despite unlikely odds
    Roommate essay - Described how I hate sleeping
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: 8, teacher loved having me; known me since freshman year
    Teacher Rec #2: 8, facilitator of the same club I co-founded, and my bio teacher - favorite subject
    Counselor Rec: 7, good and expressed qualities, but seemed a bit generic
    Additional Rec: 9, organizer of tutoring club, for which I serve as president, and who loved working with me
    Interview: N/A

    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): MI
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: household income ~$90,000 a year
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection
    Strengths: Some essays, Work Experience, ECs, Grades
    Weaknesses: Some essays, in which I may not have expressed my thoughts diligently, my high school
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I understand that the acceptance rate is very low, and that the chosen few were identified among an already self-selecting group. At the same time, I was bound to fail, since my high school is overshadowed by multiple others in my state, which are considered "feeder" schools of sorts to the top colleges. Historically, my school has only been able to send a handful of students to the Ivies and similar schools, and if the students applying were considered a URM.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: MSU, Pitt, Alabama, UCF, Wayne State, U of M Dearborn

    General Comments: If Stanford could be imagined as a person, I'd see it as my dream girl. Sorry for the odd metaphor, haha. But I've seriously been in love with this school, and obviously decided to at least give it a shot. I'm glad that I mentally prepared myself for rejection from the very beginning, however, by thinking realistically. I would've been shocked if I did get in, to be quite honest. On another note, I truly want to congratulate those who did make it in, because you truly deserved it! Congrats, and I hope you attend this great college. While I wasn't given the chance to do so, I have decided to work my butt off so I can get in for graduate school. One way or another, I'm coming for you, Stanford!
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  • counterioncounterion 1 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (760 CR, 780 M, 780 W)
    • ACT: none
    • SAT II: Chem (800), Math II (800)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.976
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem (5), Calc BC (5), French (5), Spanish (4), Physics C Mech (5), Physics C EM (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    • Senior Year Course Load: Multivariable Calculus, AP Bio, AP Macroecon., AP Stats, Concert Choir, Advanced Vocals, World Lit., Biotechnology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): High Honors US National Chemistry Olympiad, AIME qualifier (x1), medaled in National Science Olympiad
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Piano, Science Olympiad, Badminton, Chemistry tutor, Men's Chorus, Lab Technician
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service: none
    • Summer Activities: took Organic Chem, travel with family
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
      Common app: 9, about me gaining confidence
      Extracurricular: 8, about tutoring chemistry
      Roommate: 10, just random facts about me, liking crime shows and food
      Intellectual Vitality: 9, about a chemistry experiment
      What Matters: about me being gay
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: likely 10, from my chemistry teacher that loved me
      • Teacher Rec #2: 9-10, from BC Calc teacher that also likes me
      • Counselor Rec: 9?, counselor didn't really know me, but likely has a good impression of me
      • Additional Rec: Piano teacher, ochem professor
    • Interview: none
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: +100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): rank top 50 in Chem Olympiad, being gay?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: very good essays, good grades, good scores, good letter of recs
    • Weaknesses: no community service/work experience, no internship
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I managed to convey my passion for chemistry. My roommate essay managed to convey that I'm not some robot/antisocial person and I have quirks, my intellectual vitality essay convey a love for learning in general and my what matters essay hopefully connected with admission officers.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: Super psyched to be able to go to STANFORD!
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  • killbeefgohamkillbeefgoham 147 replies48 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2130 (720 R, 700 M, 710 W)
    • ACT: 34
    • SAT II: 740 Lit, 720 Bio
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/413
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (4) APWH (4) AP Bio (4) AP Lang (5) AP Stat (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: 7 APs, 1 elective
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semi, National Achievement Semi, AP Scholar w/ Distinction

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Band (Section leader) Piano, Boy Scouts (Senior Patrol Leader) Cultural club (President) Tech coordinator at church, UIL Literary Criticism, FIRST Robotics, decent amount of community service, 2 music-related research projects
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at Hospital and animal shelter, organized a few independent projects in the community
    • Summer Activities: 2012: Study abroad in Italy, Business program at nearby university, 4-H congress, marching band. 2013: Boys State, 6 week pre-health program, marching band.
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
      • Commonapp: (8. Detailed the development of my racial identity and self-esteem from elementary school to high school. Cliche topic, but I think I executed it uniquely. Two typos.)
      • EC: (6. Simple couple of paragraphs about Boy Scouts)
      • Intellectual: (7. Showed how my social struggles in middle school led to my current interest in psychology. Again, a bit cliche.)
      • Roommate: (9. I liked this one. Tied an anecdote about trying foods from different countries to my adventurous spirit, and invited my roommate to join me in my adventures).
      • Matters: (7. Freedom of self-expression. Decent, still kind of cliche.)
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 8. Wonderful, though a bit generic.
      • Teacher Rec #2: 7. Less generic, but also less enthusiastic.
      • Counselor Rec: Our school has 4 college counselors and 2000 students. Probably not too personal of a rec, to be honest.
      • Additional Rec: 9. Four page long letter from a clergy member who's watched my growth over the years. Really supported what I wrote about in my CA essay.
    • Interview: Pretty great. 15 minutes of him talking about Stanford, 15 mins of me talking about myself, and 15 minutes of tangential conversation about miscellaneous things. I think he liked me just fine.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant): US
    • School Type: Large, uncompetitve, run-of-the-mill public
    • Ethnicity: Black
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: 100K-150K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ACT, grades, URM status, Senior course load, initiative in organizing projects
    • Weaknesses: SAT, essays, rec letters
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'm guessing my admission officer just got off of her break and was in a really great mood because I'm still in disbelief
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: N/A
    General Comments: Huh
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  • aznnerd2014aznnerd2014 2 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): CR: 700, M:750, W: 670
    • ACT: didn't take it cause i thought it was overrated
    • SAT II: I only needed to take it once.
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Around 1st, but I dont know for sure.
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 on most of them, but I got a 5 in Human Geography!!
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): didn't take it
    • Senior Year Course Load: Humanities, Creative Writing, Advanced Physical Education,
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Participated in national quizbowl competition (naqt hsnc).
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Quizbowl (Team B captain) School Track (3rd on team) and Soccer (goalie).
    • Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard working.
    • Volunteer/Community service: I volunteer a lot at the local humane society.
    • Summer Activities: Lifeguard working
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 10, I think im a pretty good essay writer though and that's why I got in. I wrote about my parent's break up.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: 9, they really liked my participation in class and we met a couple times at the pool I lifeguard in.
      • Teacher Rec #2: 8, I didn't try in his class but he's a great guy and
      • Counselor Rec:
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): AZ
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 75k-100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    I'm the first born in my family.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: I really put feeling into my essay and I study a lot in class. I'm such a nerd too, which I think helped me a lot. Also my teacher letters were really good!
    • Weaknesses: My SAT scores were sort of low. I could have tried harder in class so I got a 4.0 instead of 3.8.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Really good essay!
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    i rather not say
    General Comments:
    I think if you just try hard it's easy to get into college! DONT GIVE UP EVEN IF YOU DIDNT GET IN THE FIRST TIME. we all have downsides to life and it's our jobs to get over them!
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  • orbdasorbdas 177 replies12 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2290 (720 CR/770 M/800 W) (one shot)
    • ACT: 35 (36 M/36 S/35 E/33 R/10 E)
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 800 Chem, 780 Bio-M, 760 USH
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0, 4.83 weighted (where A+ in honors/AP = 5.00, A = 4.75...)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/250
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Bio, 5 Chem, 5 USH
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: 6 APs + online class + self-studied AP. Brutal.
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): some awards for drums, some awards for math (nothing too serious), Columbia book award, one Summa and one Maxima on National Latin Exam
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Unhealthy amounts of independent drumming/YouTube channel management, founder/president of chemistry club, jazz band, NHS VP, math team captain, ultimate/track
    • Job/Work Experience: Pet-sitting? Lol...
    • Volunteer/Community service: Meaningful hospital volunteering
    • Summer Activities:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):
      Common App: Losing myself in my drum set after a long night of work. Highly metaphorical and reminiscent. Abandoned standard writing conventions. 9/10
      Extracurricular experience: How working as a greeter at a hospital changed my perception of professionalism. Very powerful according to people who read it. 9/10
      Intellectual vitality: Explained how I drew creative energy from adversity through the lens of a broken crash cymbal. Fantastic according to all who read. 10/10
      Letter to roommate: Talked about introducing friends to a secret menu item at Chipotle. Openly acknowledged the fact that essay had no deeper meaning. Made fun of Stanford student body. 10/10
      What matters to you: Bass (the sonic kind), from several angles. Connecting the structure of a song to the structure of my life. Fun to read and lots of sensory detail. 8/10
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Freshman year/1st semester sophomore World History/1960s US History teacher. Seemed reasonably strong when I read it, but nothing to write home about. 7/10
      • Teacher Rec #2: Junior year chemistry teacher. Haven't read, but fantastic and personal according to my counselor. 9/10
      • Counselor Rec: Ridiculously beautiful considering I met her about two weeks before my application was due. Really rooted for me since Stanford had rejected 89/90 applicants from my school in the past 15 years. 9/10
      • Additional Rec: Drum teacher. Some superlatives, but nothing earthshatteringly amazing. 7.5/10
    • Interview: Very chill. Talked about random intellectually engaging topics for over an hour. Went in cold but wasn't nervous at all.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MA
    • Country (if international applicant): USA! USA! USA!
    • School Type: Not too competitive public (see above record for Stanford admissions)
    • Ethnicity: 1/4 Hispanic
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: Need significant financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, essays that weren't boring
    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, SAT, Essays, demonstrated passion for drums
    • Weaknesses: Lack of any super impressive accomplishments, incompatibility with the concept of competitive music
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Being academically qualified got my foot in the door, having interesting essays got my name to the table, and being Hispanic probably got my application in the admit pile.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: >applying to multiple colleges
    General Comments:
    People tell you that decisions like these will take a while to sink in, and you may not be able to imagine what that is like, but it's true. It still hasn't really hit me that I'll be spending the next 4+ years at my dream school. Maybe it will tomorrow. To all those rejected: keep your head up. Remember what we wrote just a few days ago. To the deferred: stay strong and push through until the end; your odds are better than most. To my future Stanford siblings: remember that we are not invincible.

    I find the notion that "if you deserve to get in, you'll get in" extraordinarily damaging. I'm sure that several candidates more qualified than me were rejected. Maybe that's because of warped affirmative action policy. Maybe it's just luck. Regardless of these factors, those candidates will go on to build fantastic futures at distinguished institutions. The process really is random in some ways, and if anyone tells you otherwise, ask them to back up their words with a source.

    In terms of general application advice, go nuts on the essays. The line for ridiculousness is apparently very hard to cross. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE the impact of making an admissions officer smile. I agree with all those who say that essays are the deciding factor at many elite schools. Write something that sounds good in your head. Don't take all the advice people give you. Your essays are yours and yours only, so make them your b*tch.

    My sincerest regards go out to all applicants, accepted, deferred, or denied. People on CC amaze me every day. Keep being amazing: certainly you don't need to go to some gigantic Mexican restaurant for your undergraduate education to do so.
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  • ppeazyppeazy 13 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2280 770 Math 750 CR 760 Wr
    • ACT: 35
    • SAT II: Math II 800 Chem 780
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/238
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem (5) English Language (4) US History (5) European History, Physics, English Lit, BC Calc
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Euro Hist, AP Calc BC, AP English Lit, AP Physics, Spanish V Honors
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, National Commended Student, NHRP Scholar, Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): varsity football (starter), Math English Spanish (President) National Honor Societies, Social Justice club at school (Committee head), SADD club, tutoring
    • Job/Work Experience: Bus Boy, Server (Worked for 3 years total)
    • Volunteer/Community service: Internship at Courthouse, Volunteer with local charity, Volunteer with local animal adoption service
    • Summer Activities: Varsity football, Gifted/Talented Program & Jump Start Program at local university, volunteering, work
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): Thought they were pretty good
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: waived viewing
      • Teacher Rec #2: ''
      • Counselor Rec: ''
      • Additional Rec: Football Coach, Judge interned under
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private (Don Bosco Prep)
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic (Colombian)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: < 100K
    • Hooks: Single parent, first generation college
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Class Rank
    • Weaknesses: Leadership
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Fit the bill lol
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Not sure yet
    General Comments:
    I feel blessed and lucky to have gotten in, and feel great sympathy for those who did not receive good news.
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  • batista11batista11 2 replies0 threads New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): CR: 800 M: 790 W: 800
    • ACT: Didn't take it
    • SAT II: Math II: 800 Chemistry: 800 Critical Reading: 800 Biology M: 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): I go to phillips exeter, so the GPA is different, i have 11/11
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1st
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 on Human Geo, Calc BC, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, AP Language and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, 4 on AP World History and AP US History
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): nope
    • Senior Year Course Load: Data Structures and Algorithms, Law and Literature, Capitalism and its Critics, Foundations of Abstract Mathematics, Advanced German, Biochemistry and Human Nutrition < for my winter term
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    USAMO qualified, AIME qualified, Attended TASP, AP National Scholar, National Merit Finalist, 1st place Brain Bee in New Hampshire, 3rd in State for Tennis, Won a lot of Chess tournaments
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Model UN, Speech and Debate, Quizbowl (Officer), Orchestra, Squash, Gaelic Football (just a fun thing I started with my friends), Tennis
    • Job/Work Experience: Internship with the FBI
    • Volunteer/Community service: Taught chemistry to kids in India, Father is federal court judge so I also helped review a lot of court cases
    • Summer Activities: TASP, Volunteer work
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9, I wrote about my experiences with helping kids in India
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):8, I developed a very good relationship with my teachers while at Phillips Exeter.
    • Teacher Rec #1:
    • Teacher Rec #2:
    • Counselor Rec:
    • Additional Rec:
    [*] Interview:[/list]
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NH
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Boarding
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket: 75k+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    legacy from dad
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Volunteer work, test scores
    • Weaknesses: maybe essay?
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I really don't know
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: I can't believe aznnerd2014 got accepted. I can't believe this. Stuff like this really makes me lost faith in institutions like Stanford.
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  • fabiodunfabiodun 14 replies0 threads New Member
    Congrats to all those who've gotten in so far!
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  • muftogunmuftogun 38 replies6 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2000 M: 740 CR: 630 W: 630
    • ACT: NA
    • SAT II: 600 Physics, 690 Math 2
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0, 4.75 weighted
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/323
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):Government and Politics (4), World History (3), English Lang. and Comp. (4), Computer Science A (5), Calc AB (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: Spanish AP, Calc BC AP, English Lit. and Comp. AP, 2 Honors Computer Science courses, Anatomy and Physiology, and Math Teacher Assistant
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    AP Scholar with Distinction, Honor Roll, School Scholar, nothing spectactular
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Colorguard for 4 years (Captain for 2), indoor colorguard for 2 years, Class Board (treasurer), NHS (Website manager), Spanish NHS, SGA
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Didn't list anything specific.
    • Summer Activities:
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details): I thought my common app as essay was really creative, I'd give it a 9, my supplements I'd give a 7.
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: Didn't read, but I know she really liked me as a student so probably a 8 or 9
      • Teacher Rec #2: Didn't read, but he probably wrote one that's a 9 or 10
      • Counselor Rec: My counselor loves me and knows me well. Probably a 10
      • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MD
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: African American
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: >100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    none.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Class rank, GPA, recommendations, EC
    • Weaknesses: Test scores, lack of major awards, not listing specific community service
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I had low test scores and no major world changing awards, so I probably came off as average.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted to University of Pittsburgh, haven't heard back from the rest of my schools yet
    General Comments: I totally expected to get rejected. Stanford was my reach school, and even though all my friends and family thought I would get in, I was always realistic that I wouldn't. The thing is that it impacted me more that I thought because now I have this feeling that I won't get into any of the other competitive schools I'm applying to. So now I'm working extra hard to make sure my application is the very best it can be, that way I am hopefully accepted into my number one! :) Congrats to all that got accepted though!
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  • howaboutnohowaboutno 30 replies3 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):2250 (780 M, 760 CR, 710 W)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 790 MII, 780 Lit
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.85
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc BC (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):HL Econ, Lit, and Math, SL Bio, Spanish, Psych
    • Senior Year Course Load: same as above
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    congressional awards, debate/acting awards, some school awards, Yale book prize, not much else.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      Forensics ( Solo acting captain, extemporaneous captain, debate captain)
      Model United Nations (deputy secretary general)
      Varsity Rugby, Varsity Soccer
    • Job/Work Experience:
      Interned at a finance firm here in Shanghai over the summer
    • Volunteer/Community service:
      Volunteer at a local animal shelter and orphanage
    • Summer Activities:
      Internship, Army Summer Seminar, Service Trips
    • Essays (rating 1-10, details):

      8-9/10, counselor said they were the best he'd seen
    • Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
      • Teacher Rec #1: not sure, I'm assuming it was pretty good
      • Teacher Rec #2: same
      • Counselor Rec: same
      • Additional Rec: Didn't send one
    • Interview: didn't have one
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):WA, but I live in Shanghai
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: private international school, IB
    • Ethnicity:White
    • Gender:F
    • Income Bracket: didn't apply for FA
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none, unfortunately
    Reflection
    • Strengths:essays, extracurriculars (didn't list the more specific ones for the sake of anonymity), reccs
    • Weaknesses: Grades. And I haven't cured cancer/become a concert pianist/anything special really
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: It's Stanford
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to U of Alabama so far, applying to Duke, Rice, UW, CMC, and others.
    General Comments: meh. I was kinda expecting it/hoping it wouldn't happen but understanding the likelihood. I'm not as down about it as I thought I would be, and I'm very hopeful for the future! Congrats to those who got in, you guys are amazing. Congrats to those who didn't, there are tons of schools out there, and we'll all be fine.
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