Stanford 2018 REA Results ONLY Thread

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown):2190 (750 M, 760 W, 680 CR)
[</em>] ACT:32 (not reported)
[<em>] SAT II:750 US History, 730 Math II
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (96.1/100)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/92
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis):5 US History, 5 AP Latin, 4 AP Biology
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature, AP US Government, AP Comparative Government, Capstone Project on Pediatric Obesity
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] ASDAN Universities Award, National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar
Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Competitive Dance (dance captain, won first place for solo in competition), Varsity Cheerleading (co-captain), lots of medical internships at various hospitals around the US, Gap Medics trip to Thailand
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Dance Teacher, paid intern at Prostate Cancer Foundation, professional dancer (worked at bar and bat mitzvahs)
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer dance teacher at children's camp, volunteered at orphanage in Mexico for summer after junior year
[<em>] Summer Activities: Gap Medics trip to Thailand, volunteer at Mexican orphanage, Wash U Pre-Med Institute, volunteer dance teacher at children's camp, internship at medical center in San Antonio
[</em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9-ish, it was an adversity essay about my mom getting addicted to pain meds and how I dealt with it, had lots of powerful images and a poetic style about it
[<em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):[list]
[li] Teacher Rec #1: APUSH teacher who loved me and helped advise me on my capstone project, 9-ish[/li][</em>] Teacher Rec #2: AP Bio teacher who loved me as well, probably about an 8
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Excellent, my counselor was very focused on helping me get in to promote our school so she wrote very highly about me, 10
[</em>] Additional Rec:[/ul][<em>] Interview:[/list]
Other[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): TN
[<em>] Country (if international applicant):
[</em>] School Type: Private
[<em>] Ethnicity: White, Native American
[</em>] Gender: Female
[<em>] Income Bracket: Upper middle class
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/ul] URM
Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Essay, letters of rec, class rank/GPA
[</em>] Weaknesses: Test scores
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I honestly have no idea, I just feel lucky that I was
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/ul] Haven't heard back from anywhere else yet
General Comments:</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:</p>

<pre><code>SAT I (breakdown): 2280 (800 M, 790 WR, 690 CR)
ACT: 31 Composite (took once no preparation, assume they don't make a big deal of it)
SAT II: 800 Math II, 790 Physics
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9, 4.0 weighted
AP (place score in parenthesis): European History(5), BC Calculus(5), Physics B(5), Computer Science(5), American History(4)
Senior Year Course Load: AP Chemistry, AP Physics C Mechanics (1st semester), AP Physics C E&M (2nd semester), AP Spanish, Advanced Topics in College Mathematics (multivariate calculus and other topics), English elective, History elective
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction, took AMC 10 twice and AMC 12 once.
</code></pre>

<p>Subjective:</p>

<pre><code>Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Soccer 3 years (Captain senior year), Club Soccer (had offers to play college, not at Stanford though), Physical Training.
Volunteer/Community service: Taught local latin-americans english, helped coach sports at Boys and Girls Club, spent a week in Nicaragua building a house
</code></pre>

<p>Job/Work Experience: IT and Online marketing intern last summer, nothing special
Summer activities: soccer camps, this internship^, family vacations.
Essays (rating 1-10, details): Maybe around an 8? All pretty good, not amazing. May not have shown much personality, but they were true to me.
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
Teacher Rec #1: didn't read, but I'd guess around an 8.5-9
Teacher Rec #2: didn't read, but I'd guess around an 8-8.5
Counselor Rec: Probably 9, knew me well
Interview: Didn't have one.</p>

<p>Other</p>

<pre><code>State (if domestic applicant): NY
School Type: Public, 300 students per class, very competitive
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: Don't qualify for financial aid
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Dad got MD and PhD there.
</code></pre>

<p>Reflection</p>

<pre><code>Strengths: Coursework, AP scores, strong in math/sciences, commitment to soccer, essays probably showed good character and work ethic.
Weaknesses: didn't do research, come from very affluent area, may not show much "intellectual vitality" or curiosity, a little bit weak in reading/english, essays may have needed a little more personality
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Probably due in part to the aforementioned weaknesses, but it's just super competitive so there's not much else to say.
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Didn't apply anywhere else early.
</code></pre>

<p>General Comments: Disappointed not to have gotten in, but it's not unexpected by any means. I'm fortunate to be given another look in the regular pool, and I really hope I get in. I feel like Stanford is a perfect fit for me considering my own interests and personality.</p>

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<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2260 (730 CR, 730 Math, 800 W w/11 essay)
[</em>] ACT: 33
[<em>] SAT II: 780 Math II, 770 Biology (Molecular)
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95 (weighted 4.5)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 7 of 790
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (5), AP Spanish Language (5), AP English Language (5), AP US History (5), AP Calculus AB (5), AP Biology (4)
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): nada
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Calculus III w/ Differential Equations, AP Macroecon, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Chemistry, AP English Lit, Advanced Debate
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] State Championships qualifier in debate (Public Forum debate in 2012, 2013 and International Extemporaneous in 2011, 2013), National Tournament Qualifier in Public Forum debate (Top 70 finish, 3rd in district), League Champion in PF, Ranked 35th all-state in speech and debate (last I checked), NASA Inspire member, AP Scholar with distinction, woulda been a National Merit Semifinalist under last year's score criteria, Certificate of Merit Level 10 for Piano
Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Piano (classically trained, 10 years), Speech and Debate (Public Forum Debate captain in 2012, current Vice President), Future Voters of America (President), NHS (President), Tennis (JV two years, Varsity two years), NASA Inspire (two years), Science Olympiad (two years)
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: minimum wage last summer (about 3 months), also internship at a local medical practice (100 hours)(shadowed physician, studied charts)
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: almost 200 hours
[<em>] Summer Activities: everything within reason
[</em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Extracurricular experience: 6, wrote about internship, sounded like I had a stick up my behind
Intellectual Vitality: 9, I really liked this one, wrote about the breakdown of my religious beliefs in a time of emotional distress
Roommate: 5, I had no idea what to write so I ended up just discussing my personal beliefs and interests and how I would pursue them at Stanford
[<em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):[list]
[li] Teacher Rec #1: 10, Debate coach/English Teacher, great insight into work ethic and personality[/li][</em>] Teacher Rec #2: Didn't read (FERPA)
[<em>] Counselor Rec: My school has 3200 students, and my counselor is in charge of about one-fifth of that, so I can't reasonably expect that it was too personal, but at the same time he was high with praise for me (hopefully not all empty)
[</em>] Additional Rec: 7, doctor who allowed me to intern with him, also talked about work ethic, as well as interests in life and how I pursued them as a part of his business
[li] Interview: nope</p>[/li]
<p>[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): CA
[</em>] Country (if international applicant):
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: Asian Indian
[<em>] Gender: Male
[</em>] Income Bracket: <100,000
[<em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first generation born in America? otherwise absolutely nothing
Reflection[list]
[</em>] Strengths:I thought I was a pretty well-rounded student with pretty good academics and extracurriculars
[<em>] Weaknesses:I just wasn't the best in everything sadly, and I was unable to do anything unique. I was going to participate in a medicine abroad program in Mexico, but the country was too violent for my parents to tolerate and I really think that experience would have put me on par with those that were accepted. Volunteer work was probably a bit low, and my essays could have used a lot of personality. I was so afraid that I would lose formality in my essays by putting in too much wit or humor and in the end they were way to structural.
[</em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I am not the best. I could have actually studied for the standardized tests (I winged every one and as such could not boost my SAT superscore, and I absolutely hated the ACT)
[li] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/ul] this was my only ED[/li]General Comments: There are B's in high school that were entirely my fault, and I definitely regret them. Aside from these regrets, and worrying what I could have done, I get to look to what I can do. Someday I'll end up at Stanford (my dream as a child) and for those of you who are already in, congrats, and cherish it! Don't think I won't apply again in four years for grad school!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2280 (730 M, 750 CR, 800 W)
[</em>] ACT: none
[<em>] SAT II: 800 Bio, 800 US History, 710 Physics
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (104.3/100)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/209
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): 5- Euro, Bio, US History; 4- English Lang
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): none
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, AP US Gov, Economics Honors/College, AP Physics, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP Psychology (virtual course)
[li] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] A few regional essay contests, National Merit Commended Scholar, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, some scholar-athlete awards, AP Scholar with Honor, NYS Senate Youth Leadership Award, and regional science fair awards</p>[/li]
<p>Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Council (Pres), Key Club (Treasurer), National Honor Society (Pres), World Language Club (Co-president), Mathletes, Environmental Club/Green Team, National Spanish Honor Society, Varsity Soccer (captain), Varsity Basketball (captain), Varsity Softball, Wellness Committee student rep, Scholarship Committee student rep, SADD, Model Congress, HOBY, and Athletes Helping Athletes.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Tutoring high school and middle school students mostly in math and science
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Junior volunteer at a local hospital, volunteer at a Doctor's Premier Care, a "Don't Text and Drive" campaign, a school supplies drive for a college in Ghana, teacher at a vacation bible school, donating clothes to kids in the Dominican Republic, and a lot of different activities through Key Club and Student Council
[</em>] Summer Activities: Summer Science Program (SSP), traveling (particularly to CA), volunteering at some of the places mentioned above, soccer, reading, and attempting to relax
[<em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9- My common app one was about being a vegetarian, the vitality one was about my summer program and my love for astrophysics, the roommate one was an attempt at humor and quirkiness, and the "what matters" essay was actually about popcorn
[</em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):[list]
[<em>] Teacher Rec #1: 10- My 11th grade English teacher who writes really personal recs and loved me
[</em>] Teacher Rec #2: My US History and Gov teacher, and although I didn't get to read it, I would probably guess an 8
[<em>] Counselor Rec: 10- She knows me extremely well
[</em>] Additional Rec: none [/ul][<em>] Interview: none [/list]
Other[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): NY
[<em>] Country (if international applicant):
[</em>] School Type: Moderately small public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Hispanic
[</em>] Gender: F
[<em>] Income Bracket: ~150k
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):URM [/ul]
Reflection:[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Probably essays, recs, and GPA
[</em>] Weaknesses: no exceptional major awards or achievements
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: THE COLLEGE APPLICATION GODS
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: no where else yet[/ul]
General Comments: STANFORD CLASS OF 2018!!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown):N/A
[</em>] ACT: overall 31, reading:34, English:35, Math: 29, Science: 26 writing:8
[<em>] SAT II: didn't take the
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):4.0
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/196
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (3) Environmental Science(5) Language+comp(3) Calculus(4)
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Student Leadership, AP Gov, AP Chemistry, Spanish V, Painting, AP Lit, AP Stats
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul]
Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Body President, Representative to school board, Varsity Soccer Captain junior and senior year, Club soccer, green club, Honor's Society, key club
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Part time job as busser, and babysit occasionally
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: over 150 hours
[<em>] Summer Activities:
[</em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details):8, My personal statement was really good, but my supplement could have used some work
[<em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):I didn't read them but I assume they're good
[</em>] Teacher Rec #1:
[<em>] Teacher Rec #2:
[</em>] Counselor Rec: 10 I read this one, it was all about how I sacrifice my time for others, it was really good
[<em>] Additional Rec:[/ul][li] Interview:[/list] it went ok, but it wasn't amazing and I was nervous[/li]Other[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant):WA
[<em>] Country (if international applicant):
[</em>] School Type: public
[<em>] Ethnicity: white
[</em>] Gender: female
[<em>] Income Bracket: 90k
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/ul]
Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: My essay, extracurriculars, and probably teacher recs
[</em>] Weaknesses: my act and AP scores aren't that good
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I have no idea, I didn't think I was going to get in
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/ul] nowhere yet
General Comments:</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2350 (800/750/800)
[</em>] ACT: 36, 12 writing
[<em>] SAT II: 800 phys, 700something math II
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.97 (4.0 past freshman year)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/545
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): physics B, Chem, clac AB (5s), gov, lang (4s)
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Physics C, Newspaper, Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Microeconomics
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): lol nope. I guess NMSF[/ul]
Subjective: passion for graphic design and photography[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Arapahoe Herald Newspaper (very good newspaper, Managing Editor). Link Crew (mentoring club, Commissioner). NHS (president). Speech and Debate (captain). Drama (lead)
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: worked on Colorado logo with governor, also a server at restauant
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: Citizenship mentor for immigrants, volunteer at museum
[<em>] Summer Activities: did this little research thing at CO School of Mines
[</em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details): (7-8) really proud of these. I talked about specifics in my volunteer position, as well as me passion from graphic design. In my room mate essay, I talked about various honest tendencies I have.
[<em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): [list]
[li] Teacher Rec #1: (8) Loved me, very good writer, specific[/li][</em>] Teacher Rec #2: (6) loves me, president of his club, probably not the best writer though
[<em>] Counselor Rec: (0) counselor was out on maternity leave. Nothing I could do.
[</em>] Additional Rec: (8) knows me very well. Newspaper advisor. Has seen me grow and hold a lot of respect for me.[/ul]
[<em>] Interview: (9) one of the best interactions I've had with a fellow human being. Connected very well.[/list]
Other[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): CO
[<em>] Country (if international applicant):
[</em>] School Type: Medium-sized public school, has been on national news a lot recently, unfortunately
[<em>] Ethnicity: Caucasian.
[</em>] Gender: male
[<em>] Income Bracket: 180,000
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Lol, no. Apparently people like me are culturally irrelevant. Too rich to be a charity case but too poor to be a donor. Also, white. [/ul]
Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Things I could control
[</em>] Weaknesses: Things I couldn't control
[<em>] Why you think you were rejected: Sheer numbers. I was great, but not different.
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: nowhere yet[/ul]
*General Comments: Decisions were released same day as the shooting in my school. Everyone was rooting for me, and I let them down in more than one way Friday. When it rains, it pours, fellas. But I am optimistic about my future, and if I can, so can you! *</p>

<p>ToaZuku,</p>

<p>You didn't let anyone down! You have amazing credentials. You were the victim of a random act. Just like the your school was the victim of a random shooting. With your resume, you will do wonderful things in the world.</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

<p>Objective:
SAT I (breakdown): 2190 (750M/750WR/690CR)
ACT:
SAT II: 790 Math II, 760 Chem
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.8
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank but top decile
AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc BC (5) Chem(5) Bio(3) Stat(3) Lang+Comp(3)
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: AP Environmental, AP Lit, AP Euro, Honors physics
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Subjective: passion for math
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):Math research (nothing published just freelance) ,Computer Science, Physics
Job/Work Experience:
Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8 I think I did well on my essays
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
Teacher Rec #1: Didn't read but I'm guessing 7-8
Teacher Rec #2: Didn't read but I'm guessing 7-8
Counselor Rec: Didn't read but I'm guessing 7-8, my councilor likes me
Additional Rec:
Interview:
Other
State (if domestic applicant): CA
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Medium-sized public school
Ethnicity: Indian
Gender: male
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Sibling legacy
Strengths: Passion for math, physics, computer science, and compelling story
Weaknesses: grades, numbers, few extracurriculars
Why you think you were rejected: See above
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: nowhere yet</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

<p>Objective:[ul][<em>] SAT I (breakdown):2120
[</em>] ACT:34 (R 35 M 35 W 35 S 31, Essay 12)
[<em>] SAT II: Math II 670, US History 640
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):4.0
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):2/370
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): 4,4,4 (Lang,Cal AB, US History)
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Chem, AP Lit, AP Gov, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, Small Business Management and Marketing, French 3
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Private Pilot's License, Principal's Scholar, Baden Powell Leadership award (scouts) All-conference, All-state academic
Subjective:[list]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Tennis (captain) 4 years, 2nd place in state; Eagle Scout, (senior patrol leader, patrol leader, junior assistant scoutmaster), DECA state, FBLA, French Club, Chemistry Club COO
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Technical Assistant at Pharmaceutical Lab for 1 summer
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: over 300 hours; fire relief auctions, boy scout projects, soup kitchen
[<em>] Summer Activities:Tennis, Work, Flight Training
[</em>] Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, talked about my passion for flight, though it was good
[<em>] Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):[list]
[li] Teacher Rec #1: really good, said I was one of his best students, creatively and analytically[/li][</em>] Teacher Rec #2:Not sure, probably the same
[<em>] Counselor Rec:Awesome, told my story really well
[</em>] Additional Rec:[/ul][<em>] Interview:[/list]
Other[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant):CO
[<em>] Country (if international applicant):
[</em>] School Type:Public
[<em>] Ethnicity:White
[</em>] Gender:Male
[<em>] Income Bracket:<200k
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):pilot's license?
Reflection[list]
[<em>] Strengths: Extracurriculars
[</em>] Weaknesses:SATI and II scores
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'm a white male who wants to study engineering. Not "different" enough for Stanford
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/ul]
Accepted: CU Boulder, Texas A&M, Purdue
**General Comments:Congratulations to all who applied; every single applicant boasts something special and I'm happy to have had at least a good chance to toss my name in.</p>

<p>Not mine, but my friend's:</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

<p>Objective:</p>

<p>SAT I (breakdown): 2220 800-M, 680-CR, 740-W
ACT (breakdown): N/A
SAT II (place score in parentheses): Math II: 800 Physics: 750
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (U) 4.4 (W)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 18/554
AP (place score in parentheses): Statistics (5), Physics (4), Computer Science A (4), Calculus BC (5), U.S. History (4), English Language (5)
IB (place score in parentheses):
Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics C, AP Macro/Micro , AP English Literature, Digital Design, Sound & Productions, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Scholar Finalist, National AP Scholar, Math Department Award, FAMAT Gemini 8th place, FAMAT BC Calculus 19th place</p>

<p>Subjective:</p>

<p>Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Robotics Team, Latin Club, Math Team, Science Bowl, Lacrosse, Beta Tutoring, Sound & Productions, President of 4 clubs
Job/Work Experience: Math tutor and restaurant waiter
Volunteer/Community Service: Church youth group and Beta honor society tutoring (80 hours in total)
Summer Activities: Church mission and summer jobs
Essays: Strong
Teacher Recommendations: Great
Counselor Rec: Amazing
Additional Rec: N/A
Interview: N/A</p>

<p>Other</p>

<p>State (if domestic applicant): FL
Country (if international applicant): N/A
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: W
Gender: M
Income Bracket: > $100,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A</p>

<p>Reflection</p>

<p>Strengths: Grades, test scores, and awards
Weaknesses: Not a lot of community service or national awards
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Lack of heavy amounts of time commitment to EC's all 4 years, maybe class rank</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

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

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

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

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

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

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

<p>General Comments/Advice/Hindsight: Was pretty upset for quite a while although I should not have been considering my stats and the fact that it was Stanford… I had a friend who passed away during soph year who LOVED Stanford and I thought I could get in for her (I LOVE Stanford too…..) Anyways filling this out and posting it is sort of a healing process. I don’t regret applying cause well, as Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” To all potential applicants reading this, please do not hesitate to apply even if your stats are similar to mine, even if rejected, I doubt you’ll regret giving yourself the chance. Remember, it’s 100% going to be “rejection” if you don’t apply! To the accepted ones, YOU DESERVE IT, and please do know how lucky you all are to have the chance to matriculate into this amazing school. </p>

<p>Sorry, I'm Late
ACCEPTED-YES!
Objective:
SAT 1: 2390 (800 Math, 800 Writing, 790 English)
ACT: 36: 36E,36M,36R,36S
SAT II: 800Math2 800French, 800 Literature
GPA: Weighted:4.00 unweighted: 4.0
Rank: valedictorian
AP: Latin(5) French(5) USHistory(5) WorldHistory(5) Calculus AB(5)
English Language(5) English Lit(5) US Gov(5)
IB: N/A
Senior Year Course Load: Ap Us Gov, AP English Lit, AP English Lang, Honors Comp Sci 3, AP Physics B, AP French
Major Awards: CTY High Honors(John Hopkins), Outstanding(Best) Delegate(MODEL UN), Intern at a Law firm, Orchestra acceptance, State choir, Winner of Trivia competition with Rival School
Subjective:
ECs: Band(4yrLeadSinger)CrossCountry(4yrCaptain),Tennis(2yrCaptain),State Choir, Therapy dog team with my Australian Shepherd, who just recently,passed away :,,,(
Volunteer/Community Service: Internship at a Major Law Firm(Bickel and Brewer-part of the 160KPlusClub), 200 hours at a community soup kitchen.
Job/Work Experience: in my last year at High school I sold one condo(worth 1M, and yes, I put my commission in my college fund), I earned my real estate license at the end of the year, I was red-shirted in kindergarten, now 19. Worked at starbucks for 2 years, then bused tables at a very high-end restaurant in NYC(Where I live/am educated).
Summer activities: Worked at a camp in Maine-Timanous, where I used to go when I was younger, state choir, and Working with Gypsy(fore-mentioned aussie:((()
Essays: 10. I have always been good at writing, and language in general, my only flaw, run-on sentences, I wrote about my motivation to pursue excellence and achieve what my family has laid down before me(I used a metaphor frequently, I am making my marks in the path of concrete set before me)
Recs:
Teacher Rec #1:(English and Writing teacher) I have taught W****** for many years, and he has been one of the most enjoyable, intuitive, and excellent students I have taught.
Teacher Rec #2(P.E, teacher, a little aggressive): Along with the rest of the faculty, we will all miss W****** and you better be darn grateful to have him at your school.
Teacher Rec #3:(French and Latin Teacher) W****** has a natural bond with language, he sees words in another language, and in a flash translates them in his head as if he's known them his whole life.
Coach Rec #4(X-Country) I have been running for 30 years, my doctor says I am as healthy as possible, and could keep running for atleast another 10 years, W****** has been our team captain since he joined the team, even with all my experience, I could never keep up with him, his for is excellent, and he would be a great addition to any team.
Coach Rec #5: (Tennis) W****** is the new Bjorn Borg, ^ basically above.</p>

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

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

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

<p>@chancemeonthis</p>

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

<p>So why are you posting here that you got in SCEA? What is that about?</p>

<p>@flufffy2017</p>

<p>Yeah I call shenanigans. </p>

<p>Yeah sounds fake to me. Sorry if this sounds arrogant, I really don't mean it that way, but he comes across as the kind of "perfect" applicant that Stanford would reject. Was that harsh?</p>

<p>Why do people bother with fake acceptance posts?</p>

<p>@perseverence I don't think it has anything to do with perfection. It has more to do with the inconsistent stories and blatantly false financial aid offers mentioned.</p>

<p>@StanManYeah</p>

<p>Self-motivation? I dunno, it's odd..</p>