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Stanford 2024 REA Results

grinsunflowergrinsunflower 4 replies2 threads New Member
edited December 2019 in Stanford University
Haven’t seen another results thread so made this for tomorrow when results are released! Good luck to everyone :) Please only post results.

Just remove the 'a' below.

[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

Objective

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Weighted GPA:
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

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

MODERATOR'S NOTE:
This thread is only for results. Posts not complying will be deleted.
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  • calgracalgra 17 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective

    ACT (breakdown): C35, E35, M35, R36, S35
    SAT II: 790 Math 2, 760 Chem
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
    Weighted GPA: 4.53
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Chem, 5 Lang, 5 APUSH
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Physics C, AP Lit, AP Gov, Honors Engineering, summer python class at CC

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars/Volunteering (place leadership in parenthesis): Extensive leadership, Local wildlife restoration, leader in basketball camps, tutor, homemade bike stands, cabinetry, etc...
    Job/Work Experience: Summer job 12th grade
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7-8, pretty unique
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 8, both AP teachers in classes that I loved

    Counselor Rec: Generic (Class of 800)
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: 7/10

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Large public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: High
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

    Reflection

    Strengths: Grades, Test scores, LoR
    Weaknesses: Maybe not unique enough essays
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Too stereotypical; white, middle class kid from wealthy city.
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  • ActiveAnxiety15ActiveAnxiety15 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    Decision: Accepted
    SAT I (breakdown):

    First time: 1510 Math:800 EBRW: 710
    Second Time:1560 Math:800 EBRW: 760

    SAT II:
    Math 2: 800
    Physics: 800
    French: 790
    World History:790

    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/551
    AP (place score in parenthesis):

    Freshman Year: AP World Geography (5)

    Sophmore Year:
    AP Modern World History (5)
    AP Psychology (5)

    Junior Year:
    AP French Language (5)
    AP Language & Composition (5)
    AP Calculus BC (4)
    AP US History (5)
    AP Biology (5)

    Took a Philosophy Course over the summer at local community college

    Senior Year:
    AP Music Theory
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Microeconomics
    AP American Government
    AP Chemistry
    AP CSA


    Senior Year Course Load:
    Marching Band
    Wind Ensemble
    AP Music Theory
    AP Macro
    AP Micro
    AP American Gov
    AP Chemistry
    AP CSA
    French 5
    Multivariable Calculus (At Local CC)

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    French Club (President since Sophomore year)
    Odyssey of the Mind
    Marching Band 9-12
    Wind Ensemble 10-12
    Jazz Band 10-12
    All-State Wind Ensemble for sophomore and junior year
    Academic Decathlon 10-12
    Local Astronomy Club
    I also included that I had created several apps with 10,000+ downloads.




    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Volunteered at a local homeless shelter that primarily served LGBTQ+ racial minorities
    Volunteered for alliance Français
    Those were the main ones but I also volunteered occasionally at dog shelter

    Summer Activities: N/A

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9. Wrote mostly about my experience serving my local homeless shelter and experience with music.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: French Teacher 9/10
    Teacher Rec #2: Band Director 9/10
    Counselor Rec: N/A
    Additional Rec: Founder of the homeless shelter I volunteered for 10/10
    Interview: None

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Computer Science
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: ~80000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation

    Reflection

    Strengths: Good grades, meaningful EC's
    Weaknesses: Didn't do a lot of summer activities, not a lot of opportunities to do much else.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My EC's were unique and my grades were really good. I also think being a first generation from a low-tier high school really set my application apart.
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  • dillonp2020dillonp2020 14 replies4 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2019
    Objective

    Decision: Rejected
    SAT I (breakdown): 1520 (800 CRW 720 Math), One sitting
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: 730 US history
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.87
    Weighted GPA: 4.23
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 7/325
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 (USH, USGOVT, World, Bio, Lang) 4 (Calc AB, CSP) 3 (Chem)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stat, AP Human Geo, AP Calc BC, AP Lit
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):State Youth Advisory Committee (Legislative Chairman), City Human Rights Advisory Committee, GSA (Co-Founder)
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: STEM Development Camp for Underprivileged Children (Curriculum Developer)
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Average of 7.5 b
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: IDK
    Teacher Rec #2: IDK
    Counselor Rec: IDK
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: Merde

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Sociology
    State (if domestic applicant): MD
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Rural
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 200k+ with atypical assets
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    N/A
    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays
    Weaknesses: SAT Math, ECs, Interview
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    poor overall application relative to rest of field
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  • grinsunflowergrinsunflower 4 replies2 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    Decision: Deferred

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (36 eng/ 35 math/ 36 reading/ 32 science)
    SAT II: n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.71
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 29/846
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5- psychology, lang, music theory, spanish lang. 4- physics, biology, apush, compsci
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics 2, AP Lit, AP Calc BC, AP Gov/Macro, AP French, Orchestra
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National merit Semifinalist, National AP Scholar, member of 2018 TX state champion orchestra

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Orchestra (President), Mu Alpha Theta (Secretary), French National Honor Society (Co-President)
    Job/Work Experience: I play monthly gigs at a church
    Volunteer/Community service: 120+ hours at hospital over summer, 100+ hours of altar serving at church, tutor elementary students
    Summer Activities: hospital volunteer/internship/shadowing program
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common app: 8/10. Talked about being a minority in many different ways (race, gender, etc) and got really philosophical about music and space and time and how it affects my life.
    Roommate: 8/10. Very true to myself, showed fun aspects of my personality.
    Learning: 9/10. Quirky story about what made me love physics (my intended major).
    Meaningful: 9/10. Talked about volunteering at a hospital and how I now see the world through the eyes of all the people I met.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: Physics teacher: 10/10. Have had him 2 years, am able to talk to him about basically anything.
    Teacher Rec #2: Orchestra director: 10/10. Probably talked about how she moved schools the year I became president so I had to take over parts of her job.
    Counselor Rec: 7/10. I go to a big public school so counselors do not know people well so I asked my principal to write mine and although he doesn’t know me that well, I think it carries weight that my principal wrote it instead of counselors (?)
    Additional Rec: French teacher: 7/10. Have had her 2 years, knows me relatively well because I’m co-pres of FNHS.
    Interview: 10/10. Went extremely, overwhelmingly well. Interviewer said I was one of the best candidates he has ever interviewed. Had a genuine conversation and by the end we were making jokes and he was roasting me in a family-like way (lol). Said I make him excited for the future of Stanford and the world.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Physics
    State (if domestic applicant): Texas
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: large public school (~4000 students)
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: upper-middle class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): race, lgbt, my major is traditionally very male dominated

    Reflection

    Strengths: submitted arts portfolio for cello, minority, very good interview
    Weaknesses: no major national/international awards
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: strong academics and was very personal in my essays, but didn’t have any national rankings or competitions to push me over the edge for acceptance.

    Hoping for the best in regular decision!
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  • WouldiwasShook64WouldiwasShook64 3 replies1 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    Hey everyone, I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck in your applications!

    Decision: Accepted


    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't Submit
    ACT (breakdown): C36, E36, M36, R36, S36. Writing: 10/10/10
    SAT II: Chem: 800, Phys: 800, Math II: 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.55 (Stanford didn't see this)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): No rank available, Top 1%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    9th:
    AP Calculus AB (5)
    AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

    10th:
    AP World History (4)
    AP Chemistry (5)
    AP Computer Science A (5)

    11th:
    AP Spanish Language (4)
    AP Calculus BC (5) - AB Subscore (5)
    AP Physics C: Mechanics (5)
    AP US History (5)
    AP Psychology (5)
    AP English Language & Composition (5)

    12th (in progress):
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Literature & Composition
    AP Environmental Science
    AP Government & Politics

    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Jazz Ensemble (Advanced)
    Wind Ensemble (Advanced)
    AP Environmental Science (AP)
    AP Microeconomics (AP, 1st sem)
    Aerospace Engineering (Regular, 2nd sem)
    AP Literature & Comp (AP)
    AP Government & Politics (AP)
    Racquet & Net Sports (regular, 1st sem)
    Walking & Yoga (regular, 2nd sem)
    AP Music Theory (AP)

    Major Awards (As submitted in my Application, followed by level and grade):
    1 of 11 students who represented USA @ intl Math Kangaroo Camp/Comp. 3rd place in both competitions. (Natl,Intl, 9)
    United States Earth Science Olympiad: selected as alternate to the international team (Top 12 ntl). (Natl, 11)
    Regional Champions, Tied for 7th place team at National Science Bowl, Top 40
    individuals nationwide. (State/Rgnl, Ntl, 10)
    Qualified to take the United States of America Junior Mathematics Olympiad (~Top 150 ntl). (Ntl, 10)
    2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist (ntl, 12).

    Other awards mentioned in activities:
    USA Astrophysics & Astronomy Olympiad NAO qualifier (top 50 US)
    Captain of Washington State ARML Team (10-12) and member of Washington HMMT & PUMaC teams (10-11)
    Part of choir, Top 3 at international festival in certain categories, Top 3 in NATS
    Science Olympiad: 4 top 5 places at WA state.

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    Job/Work Experience:
    Private Tutoring & Kumon math teaching job (fairly self-explanatory)
    Internship at UW optics lab (9)
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Prez/founder of Science Infinity 501(c)(3) org. (Dedicated to promoting STEM in youth. Donated $10k+ to education for underprivileged youth, started new chapter in Kansas City. Indiv Gold PVSA award)
    Environmental Strikes, Volunteering, education, etc.
    Summer Activities:
    Participant at Stanford University Mathematics Camp (40 students internationally selected)
    United States Earth Science Olympiad Summer camp (see awards)
    International Math Camp (See awards)

    School Clubs:
    Science Bowl (VP, 10-12)
    Science Olympiad (CoPrez, 12)
    Math Club (Prez, 12)
    Physics Club (CoPrez, 12)
    Green Team (Environmental Club)

    Other:
    Research Project/Simulation on factors of a NetZero home, designed to educate and promote implementation of renewable energy and reduction of energy consumption in homes. Some awards to accompany the project (sustainable award at state Science Fair, winner of other smaller State competition)


    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 8/10. Pretty proud of this one. Depicted my experience at the Earth Science Olympiad, my growth as a person there - in terms of teamwork and my newfound desire to be a Climate activist and do research to help mitigate climate change.
    Activity essay: 5/10. Talked about Science Infinity (nonprofit, see ecs) and my passion for teaching/helping others and its accomplishments. Not super proud of the way it was written, don't feel I expressed my passion fully.
    Most Significant Challenge: 7.5/10. Feel like I used the 50 words in the fullest to express my concern for the changing climate.
    Last 2 Summers: 7/10. I liked this, I covered the academic side of my summers by mentioning my summer camps, but focused on my favorite non-academic memory from each camp.
    Historical Moment or event: 6/10. Talked about being a part of the control room of the Apollo 11 mission.
    What 5 words best describe you. Took a risk here, not sure if they would've received it positively or not:
    engagEd
    compAssionate
    eneRgetic
    sponTaneous
    insigHtful
    Read, Listen, Watch: 5/10. Nothing special, talked about my interests like frisbee, a capella mashups, favorite shows, Earth Science and bollywood movies.
    Looking forward to: 6/10. Talked about my hobby for Ultimate frisbee and interest in pursuing it.
    Extra Hour: Meditation, inspired by my visit to Windhover while at Stanford.
    Excited about learning: 8/10. Talked about the curiosity I feel when I learn something completely novel, used a specific example of a problem at Stanford Math Camp
    Future Roommate: 7/10. Kinda stylistically different from my other essays, described my interests and how I imagined our time together would go.
    Meaningful: 6/10. Why the Earth is meaningful to me. Not sure I expressed my passion as fully as I could've.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 8-9. English teacher, believe he had a high opinion of me. He wrote a rec for Stanford Math Camp, and he is a very good writer.
    Teacher Rec #2: 7-8. Physics teacher. helped him a lot in class, believe he also has a high opinion of me.
    Counselor Rec: 5-6. Counselor definitely has a good opinion of me, but haven't spent time with her or connected with her in a way I have with my teachers. That being said, I did provide a lot of personal details with ehr as part of my request for a recommendation.
    Additional Rec: 9-10. Leader of United States Earth Science Olympiad. Believe he had a high opinion of me, and greatly appreciated me and my help at the camp. Would have definitely written a strong recommendation, IMO.
    Interview: 6-7. Covered a lot about me, but no real conversation. Felt like an actual interview, not a conversation, as I've heard much of the interviews have been like.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Indicated CS and Earth Sciences.
    State (if domestic applicant): Washington
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: South Asian/Indian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Overall I think I am a well-rounded applicant. Stanford is my dream school and I think that showed. While no real legacy, many past United States Earth Science Olympiad students have gone to Stanford, and Stanford University mathematics Camp may have been looked upon favorably.
    Weaknesses: My essays were definitely a weakness. Besides the common app essay, they were likely around average, even if they are good for my writing abilities.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think a good portion of my acceptance rested on my achievements and recommendations, and my common app essay. My supplementals had some good ideas in my opinion but the message/writing/passion may not have come across as strongly.
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  • saggypants33saggypants33 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): 1570 Superscore. 800 Math 770 CRW. 1560 Highest singular. 790 Math 770 CRW
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: Math II - 800 Physics - 790 (counselor mentioned that school class prepared for only half of the material so had to study independently)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
    Weighted GPA: School doesn’t have
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    School doesn’t have
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    9th grade: AP Calculus BC (5)
    11th grade: AP Physics C Mechanics and E&M (both 5s)
    School only offers a few APs but took the one class away from hardest course schedule possible
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Seminar Lit: Seriously Funny (equivalent to AP)
    Seminar History: Art History: Society and Conflict (equivalent to AP)
    Seminar French: Advanced French film and lit (equivalent to AP)
    HS Jazz Ensemble
    Seminar Independent study in physics: fluid dynamics and intro to quantum mechanics (worked with 11th grade physics teacher not sure how this looks on app)
    Seminar math: data science (equivalent to AP)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    USCF Chess Expert, Peak rating 2026, top 100 in the US for my age, placed 9th in a national tournament once
    Bari sax player, all district jazz ensemble last year, final round all state audition last year, final round all state audition this year (haven’t heard back to see if I made it)
    JV/Varsity/Church basketball, 8th grade defensive player of the year, JV mvp sophomore year, played on varsity but quit and now play for my church
    Research, coded at local startup that was analyzing data for Coca-Cola
    Job/Work Experience:
    Have been a chess coach at my school since 6th grade and also coach privately. Worked at chess summer camps throughout the years too.
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Taught kids in underserved communities chess for 2hr a week on Sundays with local non profit
    Worked at a local recycling center and farm for a few weeks
    Summer Activities:
    Attended an astrophysics program at brown, taught chess, traveled to Machu Picchu, visited Stanford, played basketball
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common app: 8. Talked about chess and how it affected my growth as a person. Had a few laughs and was written well and explained a lot of independent study and work that I do and why I do it
    Activity: 7. Talked about bari sax and what I’ve done and why i love it
    Biggest challenge: 9. Talked about how my grandpa died from smoking and related it to vaping epidemic. Thought it was more personal than others I read
    2 summers: 5. Talked about all the stuff I did was basic but informative
    Historical moment: 9. Talked about witnessing the unveiling of Michelangelo’s piety and seeing the public reaction to the first statue to beat the classical period. Thought it was unique for stem kid
    5 words: 6. Had a little character. Chess, Curious, Logical, Honest, Pizza-lover
    Read, Listen, Watch: 8. Talked about binging comedy with my dad and had a dumb and dumber joke
    Looking forward too: 8. Mentioned how I got to chat with Leonard Susskind, stabford prof and architect of string theory and how I wanted to have experiences with the leaders in their field and such
    Extra hour in the day: 9. Talked about learning to play guitar again to connect with my dad and grandpa who always play when we are together
    Learning experience: 10, talked about how my I was named Carl Sagan and related it to growing up watching his movies and cosmos which inspired me to look at EFE and all this stuff as a kid and inspired me to learn math and physics which led to me taking Calc BC as a freshman. My counselor loved this one
    Future roommate: 10. Talked about my addiction to pizza Napoletana. Was light and funny and counselor loved it as well
    Meaningful: 7. Talked about my grandpa who has a Purple Heart and post war issues and how I don’t get to see him much but when I do we always go play basketball and eat IHOP.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: History teacher. Had her 2 years. 9ish I was the best student in the class last year she liked me.
    Teacher Rex #2: Math teacher. Could either be a 7 or an 11. Had him freshman and sophomore year and am the only person in decades to take calc as a freshman at my school. Did pretty well in class but wasn’t insane. Depends on how well his opinion was boosted by me taking calc as freshman and multi variable sophomore.
    Counselor Rec: 9. He said it was good but wouldn’t make or break application. I go to small school so he spend more time on it.
    Additional Rec: N/a
    Interview: 10/10. I destroyed this it went for 2 hrs and me and my interviewer had a great convo.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Physics, Math, Music
    State (if domestic applicant): GA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 200k ish
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Have placed top 10 nationally in a competition. Great SAT Scores. Unique essays overall. Grades probably average for Stanford. Good other extracurriculars.
    Weaknesses: My school doesn’t offer a lot of APs so maybe my schedule strength was a weakness even tho I took bc and multi freshman and sophomore year. My top ten nationally wasn’t in academia which would have helped. None of these school rly understands how hard chess is compared to math and science and stuff
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    No legacy, didn’t pay my way in, white, male, didn’t have anything to push me over the top. I thought I had a good shot but didn’t have the slightest academic push to send me over the edge despite bringing 0 diversity. Surprised I didn’t get deferred tho I thought was gonna at least be competitive for a spot but I had no chance. Hopefully will get into Yale as it’s my second school good luck with anyone here who got deferred/hasn’t applied yet 🙃
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  • natalielondon18natalielondon18 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2019
    Decision: Rejected

    SAT I (breakdown): 1590 (790 reading, 800 math)
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 Chemistry, 760 US History
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): No ranking, maybe top 1%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):

    - Calculus AB (5)
    - Chemistry (4)
    - Chinese (5)
    - Spanish (4)
    - US History (5)

    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load:

    - AP Physics
    - AP Bio
    - AP Comp Lit
    - AP US Gov (first semester) / AP Macroeconomics (second)
    - AP Calculus BC
    - Environmental Science

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    - Woman FIDE Chess Master (international award)
    - National Merit Semifinalist
    - AP Scholar w Distinction

    Other awards mentioned elsewhere: national chem olympiad qualifier, gold/silver medal at Academic Decathlon regional competition, World Youth Chess Championship qualifier 2017-2019 (international), co-champion of North American Youth Chess Championship (NAYCC) U20 Girls 2018, co-champion of NAYCC U16 Girls 2017

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars:

    - Chess (played for 10+ years)
    - Chess club (founder/prez)
    - Entrepreneur (5 years, sell art creations online, 60+ sales)
    - Academic Decathlon club (captain)
    - Fencing (3 years, recreational, no tournaments)
    - Badminton (school team, varsity)
    - Violinist (10+ years, played at Carnegie Hall w/ symphony, accepted to 2018 CA honors orchestra, now playing for an ensemble that performs at state capitol, senior centers, etc)

    Job/Work Experience: after school art instructor

    Volunteer/Community service:

    - founder of local non-profit/volunteer group that teaches art lessons at events/bday parties to fundraise for another group that assists people with special needs
    - active lifetime member of NHS, CSF, Key Club
    - art exhibitor (display my art creations at museums, libraries, festivals, etc)

    Summer Activities: UC Davis Young Scholars program (lab research)

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    - Common app: 9/10. Talked about how art has influenced my life and how I wouldn't be the same person w/o it. Evolved from introvert to extrovert. Probably was too long and dense since I used 650/650 words lol.
    - Roommate: 10/10. I was able to display the fun, quirky side of my personality and conveyed my passion for a broad range of activities. Also showed that I am very open minded and receptive to new ideas.
    - Learning: 9/10. My experiences at UCD research program and how it changed the way I think about the natural environment. Discussed some thought provoking ideas and demonstrated my interest in envi sci.
    - Meaningful: 10/10. Talked about how chess has shaped me into the resilient individual I am today. Inspirational story

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10. Chem teacher, had him for 2 years. We can literally have lengthy chats about anything and he inspires me every day. He seemed overwhelmed w rec letters tho (tons of people requested him) so I'm not sure how much time/care he was able to put into mine.
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10. English teacher, had him for 1 year. He is full of wisdom and I often engage in thought provoking conversations w him. He's a published author too so I think his letter was eloquent.
    Counselor Rec: 10/10. We have met often and I think I made a good impression. Also helps that I have the same first and last name as her lmao.
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: 9/10 natural dynamic and my interviewer provided lots of info about Stanford that helped me decide it was the perfect match for me! I think I provided a well rounded profile and asked specific questions abt Stanford. In hindsight tho, our interaction was a lil awkward at the beginning.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Econ
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: unique ECs that I have participated in consistently (recognizable achievements), genuine essays that elaborated on my work
    Weaknesses: ECs were scattered all over the place
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: GPA not high enough, relatively few AP tests compared to others
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    Decision: Rejected

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): 1510 (730 R, 780 M)
    ACT (breakdown): 36 (36 E, 36M, 35R, 36S)
    SAT II: 800 (math 2), 800 (physics)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95
    Weighted GPA: 4.664
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/752

    AP (place score in parenthesis):

    Physics 1 (4)
    World History (4)
    Calculus BC (5, 5 - AB subscore)
    Physics C E&M (5)
    Physics C Mechanics (5)
    US History (5)
    English Language and Composition (5)

    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A

    Senior Year Course Load:

    AP Micro and Macroeconomics
    AP Chemistry
    AP Statistics
    Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
    PLTW EDD
    Dual Credit Speech (first semester)
    English 4 for engineers (second semester)

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A other than AP awards (AP+PLTW and Distinction)

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    HHS Science Olympiad (Varsity since sophomore year, captain this year, 19 medals)
    HHS Red Raider Robotics (VRC Driver control programmer, Excellence and Skills awards)
    HHS Math Team (Varsity member, 13 ribbons/medals)
    HHS Student Council (Treasurer since junior year)
    HHS NHS

    Job/Work Experience: N/A

    Volunteer/Community service:
    150+ hours from Student Council and NHS combined
    - Tutoring and helping at my church's nursery

    Summer Activities: Built a robot from scratch, taught myself calculus, traveled and visited colleges

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    - Common App: 8/10, went in-depth into how I modeled my mindset through my experiences and activities throughout my high school career. Was a bit broad and possibly wordy.
    - Roommate: 9.5/10, gave a list of "Fun Me Facts" that gave a really good impression of my personality. Ended a bit abruptly because I couldn't fit everything in the word limit.
    - Learning: 9/10, went into my fascination with mathematics and described it as the "code" of the universe. Might've been a bit technical, especially when I described the beauty of Fourier Series.
    - Meaningful: 9.5/10, used a stuffed dog my parents gave me when I was a year old as a metaphor for change throughout my life. Made some commentary on how the outside world shaped my childhood and led to who I am today, but could have been a bit unorthodox.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Waived FERPA, don't know specifics

    Teacher Rec #1: 10/10, from my calculus (multi and single variable), economics, and stats teacher. He and I would often discuss high-level topics that were beyond the scope of the class in question, and he is without question my favorite teacher. Since I've had him for numerous different classes, he probably went into my academic excellence, ability to learn anything quickly and shift thinking styles, and insatiable curiosity.

    Teacher Rec #2: 10/10, from my robotics coach and engineering teacher from sophomore to junior year (was also my SciO coach from freshman to junior year). She and I would often talk about various engineering topics and shared an immense interest in robotics. Probably talked about my passion and talent in engineering with emphasis on my problem-solving and communication skills, as well as my determination and strength as a competitor.

    Counselor Rec: 7.5/10, I come from a large public school so she probably didn't go into too much detail. However we talked on at least a few occasions so it probably wasn't overly generic.

    Additional Rec: 10/10, from my SciO coach and AP chemistry teacher who's known me since freshman year. She and I often joked around with each other and talked about general life things. Probably went into how I've grown into who I am today, with emphasis on how I interact with teammates and became a leader

    Interview: Wasn't offered one, probably due to the fact that I live in a semi-rural area :-(

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics
    State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 125k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): (not sure if this counts but) mixed culture (dad is a Polish immigrant, mom is a US national)

    Reflection

    Strengths: Great test scores and transcript, recommendations were likely stellar, showed a massive spike in engineering throughout my application, extracurriculars showed a passion for collaboration and STEM, first in my rather large class

    Weaknesses: Generic white male applying from a generic midwest public school, essays could have been better, lack of an interview that would solidify my personality, no prestigious awards

    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Probably didn't stand out enough. My essays were average, extracurriculars were what everyone else was doing, and didn't have any prestigious awards to differentiate me from literally every other white person applying from a midwestern public school. However, I'm really not too disappointed. I knew going in that my chances were extraordinarily small, but I figured that trying was better than not knowing at all. Congratulations to everyone that got in, you deserve it! Now I'm going for Princeton, hoping to take what I've learned from Stanford and craft an exquisite application :-$
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  • ccuser72ccuser72 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1570 (800 Maths, 770 English)
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 750 Literature
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): n/a
    Weighted GPA: n/a
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    IB (place score in parenthesis): predicted 45
    Senior Year Course Load: Full IB diploma
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nothing major

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Freelance work, social entrepreneurship work, community service, set up a couple clubs at school
    Job/Work Experience: Founded 2 companies, consulting for 4 companies, freelance work
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered both summers
    Summer Activities: Worked on companies & volunteered
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 8/10 reflected on a personal struggle that linked most of my ECs
    Intellectual vitality: 8/10 on why I want to study my intended major
    Roommate: 6/10 really struggled with this but ran out of time and just had to submit
    Meaningful: 8/10 explained a cause that’s the backbone of my CA essay
    Short supplements: 8/10 explained my personality quite well, linked the rest of my application
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: Maths teacher 6/10 (waived rights, but assuming)
    Teacher Rec #2: Greek teacher 7/10 (waived rights, but assuming)
    Counselor Rec: 8/10 (waived rights, but assuming)
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: 8/10 Went really well

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Classics
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): UK
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Japanese American/Chinese
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: —
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Nothing in particular :/
    Weaknesses: Asian, SAT Lit score, boring profile, no major awards, recs
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  • peppa555peppa555 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 1
    I hope my application can help calm some nerves. You don’t need to be a world class chem champ to make it in!:)

    Decision: Accepted

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): 1550 (760 EBRW, 790 Math)- 1 taken
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: Japanese: 720, Math II: 760
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 5.54/6
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/218 Unweighted, 14/218 Weighted (reported unweighted rank, but both were on transcript)
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    10th- CS Principles (5), Japanese (5), World History (4)
    11th- CSA (5), English Lang (5), Calc AB (5), Physics 1 (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP Calc BC, AP French 5, AP Physics 2, Interactive Media Production 4 (GT), C++ Programming (GT), Theatre Arts, Health 101 Dual-Enrollment
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Pretty much none haha aside from state Seal of Biliteracy in Japanese and AP Scholar awards

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Asian Awareness Society (Secretary 10, President 11-12)- originally a Kpop club run by mostly non-Asians (was named Asian Appreciation instead of Asian Awareness). I placed this highest on my list because I put in a lot of work with a few of my other Asian classmates to collaborate with the Black Awareness sponsor of our school and reform the club to incorporate some pop culture with relevant presentations.
    Game Development (9-12)- huge part of my magnet program and mentioned that my games have won awards
    Varsity Badminton (10-12)
    Japanese Self-Study (9-12)- used this to mention Japanese awards I received prior to HS
    Class Treasurer (10-11)
    NEHS VP (12)

    Job/Work Experience:
    Barista at Kung Fu Tea (11-12)
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Infection Control Volunteer at local hospital (10)
    Summer Activities:
    None aside from above
    Additional Info: Mentioned my certification in photoshop and proficiency in Adobe Apps + programming languages due to my magnet in school (C#, Java, C++, plus HTML) along with my acceleration from French 2 to French 4 in sophomore year at the recommendation of my previous teacher
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 9/10- Wrote about my name and how it has affected my life and forced me to speak up (I have two first names but I go by the second one). Pretty simple topic, but it’s something that only I could have written. Even connected it to my intended field of study (linguistics). My writing isn’t particularly world-class but I think my growth really shone through.
    Activity: 6/10- Was very straightforward in this one- honestly didn’t think of it as an essay. Gave a breakdown of my work with Asian Awareness since I couldn’t expand too much in 150 words
    Short Answers (9.5/10 overall)- I strongly believe that these and the 3 essays below are the reason I was accepted. I let loose and most of the people who read my application laughed pretty hard at what I wrote. I think whoever accepted me did the same.
    Intellectual Vitality (8/10)- Wrote about my passion towards language
    Roommate letter (9.5/10)- I used a really weird format that was a big risk for me. I think the unconventional setup in conjunction with being completely myself helped a looooot.
    Meaningful (8.5/10)- I wrote about chicken tenders:)

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Waived FERPA, but I’m assuming

    Teacher Rec #1: French teacher (9/10)- Not particularly close with her, but we have a great relationship within school. I think she understood my passion for language better than anyone else and my former French teacher talked about me to her quite often. She is also quite a good writer from what I have seen.
    Teacher Rec #2: Calc teacher (8/10)- Black Awareness sponsor and was pivotal in our reformation of Asian Awareness. I’m pretty close with her and TA for her now.
    *Didn’t find this out until after requesting, but both teachers are known for extremely good rec letters. Funnily enough the one girl from my school who got into Yale last year also got recommendations from both of them and the same counselor.
    Counselor Rec: 5/10- content is probably good but she doesn’t know me well. She can’t even pronounce the name I go by and I’m almost certain she wrote my other name in the letter despite what I wrote about in my CA essay.
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: None- my interviewer never replied to my emails (this worried me a lot since I thought they would think I declined, but admissions understood)

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Linguistics or Symbolic Systems
    State (if domestic applicant): Maryland
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Public (Magnet)
    Ethnicity: Asian (Filipino)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: ~125k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Very clear about what I want to pursue and used this to tie every part of my application together. I think the fun and non-academic side of my personality was very apparent through my writing. Basically just a good combination of strong academics, passion, and humor. My application read exactly like me (unlike this post hahaha)
    Weaknesses: No out-of-this-world accomplishments, kinda thought my ECs were a bit stereotypical (badminton, Asian Awareness), ECs were also basic compared to other applicants, little community service
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Convinced that I made my AO laugh:) I think my personality and outlook made me stand out in the sea of Asian males in CS
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  • Naturelover3Naturelover3 4 replies1 threads New Member
    edited January 5
    [asize=4]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): 1530 (760 E, 770M)
    SAT II: M2 (770), Physics (690), Lit (720)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    **not sure though, school doesn't report.
    Weighted GPA: 5.09
    **this would probably be around 4.65-4.75 on a regular scale. School uses strange system
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Lang (5), Macro (5), Micro (5), USH (5). Did not report 2 others
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AP Calc BC
    AP Lit
    AP Physics 2
    AP Psych
    AP US Gov
    AP Stat
    **I have taken 5 courses separate and in addition to HS at my local community college, with a 4.0 GPA there: Gen Chem 1 (only could take honors at HS), Comp Arch. with Assembly Language, World Civ 1, Principles of Sustainability, Business Law II. Will have or have taken 12 AP courses, 6 community college, and 5 online.
    **I transferred high schools in the middle of sophomore year, negatively impacted my courseload/ranking, etc. Explained in essay.

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    -Top 10 International Champ. for Entrepreneurship @ DECA (various other awards, 4 total intl. awards)
    -Semi-finalist in Speech at a small national Speech and Debate NSDA tournament (various other speech awards, including State Semi-finalist)
    -Young Member of the New York Academy of Sciences/Global STEM Alliance (intl.)
    -Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Emergency Medical Response (EMR), ECG & Pharma., Level 6 American Safety and Health Institute Instructor (can teach 6 levels up to EMR)

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -Executive Board (worked my way up) of non-profit association which has trained hundreds of students and worked on legislation (keeping details anonymous)
    -Speech & Debate (VP) - 4 years, various awards
    -STEM Club (VP, Co-founder) - 2 years
    -DECA (Captain) - 3 years, various awards
    -Citizens' Climate (Youth Action Team) - lobbied in Washington D.C. with congressional offices for environmental legislation
    -Junior Academy, New York Academy of Sciences program
    -Tasked by school to bring in speakers
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Non-profit organization & Citizens' Climate (500 hours?)
    Summer Activities: Online courses, community college courses, reading. Nothing too notable.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    -Common App (5). It's very me and I like it, however, I don't think AOs will and did, in this case. Talks about too many things.
    -Supplement (7). All over the place, as well, but very lighthearted which I thought is what they wanted to see, as well. IV essay did not reveal enough about me, that was my mistake.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10. Econ teacher & Speech and Debate advisor. Could talk about me academically and extracurricular. Did extremely well in her class. She was confident I'd get in. I asked her to focus on my intellectual vitality.
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10. English teacher. Made the school give me a citizenship award. Pointed out all of the little things I did to me one day and thanked me for it and being in her class. I asked her to focus on my personality.
    Counselor Rec: 6/10. I go to a large public school. My counselor, at best, could give a basic rundown and explain me switching schools.
    Additional Rec: 9/10. From the chairman of the non-profit I help manage. Talked about the national programs I spearheaded and how I'm good at management.
    Interview: 9/10. Talked for 1hr and 30min. Covered everything. My interviewer loved what I was interested in and we had a long conversation about it. Emailed him after the decision and asked if I could do anything differently going ahead and he said no.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Public Policy, Management Sci & Eng.
    State (if domestic applicant): Middle Atlantic (anonymity purposes)
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Med-large public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Parents are divorced. Custodial parent >150000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first-gen, LGBTQ+

    Reflection

    Strengths: ECs. Hooks.
    Weaknesses: Not perfect academic transcript. Essays.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Essays were the weakness. I didn't know what I was doing at that point. However, they were me and some were good, but I think essays are the most important thing for Stanford.
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  • jt0001jt0001 5 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 27
    Decision: Accepted

    (after deferral in December)

    Objective

    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 35
    SAT II: 760 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.54
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    Human Geography: 3
    World History: 4
    European History: 5
    U.S. History: 5
    Spanish Language: 5
    Seminar: 5
    AB Calc: 5
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AP Bio
    AP Research
    AP Government
    AP Microeconomics
    AP English Language and Composition
    AP BC Calc
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMF, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Spanish Exam Gold Medal Level 3 &4

    Subjective

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Russian Club (Founder and president), Mock Trial (Varsity 10-12, President 12), Debate Club, Immigration Non-Profit (President and Founder), Journalism
    Job/Work Experience: Tennis Coach at a local gym
    Volunteer/Community service: Multiple immigrant rights organizations, children's mental disability support group (co-leader)
    Summer Activities: local university summer journalism internship, camp counselor in English immersion camp in Russia, college classes at local community college, tennis camp counselor/coach.
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/9 - I may be biased but I think they got me in. Integrated all my extracurriculars without sounding forced, had a lot of fun with roommate essay.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): I don't know

    Teacher Rec #1: AP US History Teacher
    Teacher Rec #2: AP Spanish Teacher
    Counselor Rec: New senior year, didn't know me that well but worked with me a lot.
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: N/A

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Economics
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Did not qualify for financial aid :)
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Legacy

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays, test scores, grades, many dual-enrollment classes.
    Weaknesses: Didn't cure cancer or world hunger.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Essays and cohesive narrative, unique self-initiated summer activity.

    Accepted: USC, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, CMC, SDSU
    Waitlisted/Denied: none
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