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Chance? Kind of Curious

alithyiaidenalithyiaiden Registered User Posts: 319 Member
edited February 2009 in Stanford University
I'm not really worrying, but I can't handle the wait either, so I was just wondering what my chances are of getting into Stanford...since my test scores are pretty bad and I think my essays are OKAY, I was wondering if my other stats would be good enough to give me a boost :)

ACT: 31
SAT I 1950
Subject tests: 720, 750

GPA uw: 4.0
GPA w: 4.54
rank: 1/416

Varsity sports:
Tennis 1 year
Badminton 2 years

EC:
Pres Key Club
Pres Japanese Club
Pres CSF
Pres Brain Club
Captain Academic Decathlon
(been in clubs all 4 years)

3 years NHS
1 year Science Olympiad

Honors/Awards:
Homecoming Queen
RYLA (went to camp RYLA; leadership camp)
AP Scholar w/ Distinction
Scholar Athlete
11 medals in Academic Decathlon
State Sounds of Music Science Olympiad medal

150+ hours of community service

Jobs:
Private Tutor (forgot if they asked about this on the application)

Do I have a good chance? Thanks for your time!
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Replies to: Chance? Kind of Curious

  • c1ndyc1ndy Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    Are you Asian? Test scores are somewhat on the low side for an Asian but I think your extracurricular activities look pretty solid.
  • DataBoxDataBox Registered User Posts: 1,661 Senior Member
    Here let me break it down for ya:

    If you are a URM/Legacy: Welcome to Stanford =)
    White: about a 25% chance
    Asian: about a 5-10% chance
  • supereagle10supereagle10 Registered User Posts: 794 Member
    as good a chance as anyone else
  • powerbombpowerbomb Registered User Posts: 3,364 Senior Member
    I knew whites and asians had a disadvantage, but I didn't know whites had a higher chance than asians...
  • ScaredAsHellScaredAsHell Registered User Posts: 234 Junior Member
    If you are a URM/Legacy: Welcome to Stanford =)
    White: about a 25% chance
    Asian: about a 5-10% chance
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    Just out of curiosity where are you getting these stats from?
  • dpattzloverdpattzlover Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Anyway, can we please discuss the position of URMs in Stanford's admission process seriously? Your words, "If you are a URM/Legacy: Welcome to Stanford =)" really have my hopes up (but I know they really shouldn't do so and are an exaggeration, but nonetheless do.....). Does Stanford really admit a much greater percentage of URMs than ORMs or majorities? Ah, I hate this waiting game, it's making me crazy!
  • Beef SupremeBeef Supreme - Posts: 213 Junior Member
    OP I really don't see it, I would say you have about between a 1-5% chance unless your Black or Hispanic.
  • alithyiaidenalithyiaiden Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    Well I am Asian...well asian and caucasian but I think I may have put asian only

    And when you say same as anyone else, by anyone else, you mean...?

    Makes me a little uneasy (5-10%) well I guess I didn't expect to get into Stanford.
  • jamescchenjamescchen Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    If your father is white, then put "white". Otherwise, you just reduced your chances of admissions by about 15-20%.
  • dpattzloverdpattzlover Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Lol, yeah, why would you just put Asian if your father is white?
  • alithyiaidenalithyiaiden Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    Well actually, it's my mother's side. So, my last name is an Asian one :P
  • jamescchenjamescchen Registered User Posts: 598 Member
    Just kidding. Still, you do realize that having that Asian last name hurts your chances by a fair amount. You'll need to compensate in other areas as a result.
  • eating foodeating food Registered User Posts: 1,927 Senior Member
    i think your chances are very weak. sorry :(.
  • alithyiaidenalithyiaiden Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    hmmm....oh well :( I guess I should have been more serious when I applied to Stanford. I applied when I still REALLY wanted to go to UCLA but I wanted to try for Stanford anyway...but I wrote my essays without any effort because part of me didn't want to get in to Stanford so I would not have to debate over going to UCLA or Stanford (Stanford would prob win)... but now I kind of do...

    I'm still conflicted actually. And if I don't get into either, I guess I still have Berkeley...though I wouldn't be too happy about that.
  • ab2013ab2013 Registered User Posts: 1,756 Senior Member
    Just a question ... WHY is race such a huge topic here at the Stanford section? It pops up every once in a while.

    I'd laugh if the mods come and shut this thread down to redirect it to another thread. The race topic's getting a little old.
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