Stanford Acceptees

<p>For the people who have already been accepted to Stanford. Could you guys post your HS stats?</p>

<p>Stats do not get you into Stanford. Any stats posted here will be identical to the stats of thousands of others who were rejected.</p>

<p>so what gets you in then?</p>

<p>You have to have all the stats, and then make your application stand out from the rest of them. The way one HS counselor put it "The ones that get accepted are individuals, the ones that are rejected are just applications."</p>

<p>So, you're really just saying it's the essay that gets you in? not your GPA, SAT, Recs, and ECs?</p>

<p>I think he means that it's a unique combination of all of the above that gets you in.</p>

<p>its a complete crapshoot.</p>

<p>what is with this rule that you can only post once a minute?? ahhh..</p>

<p>GPA, SATs, Recs and ECs you HAVE to have, but they alone will not get you in. People that get in, stand out AMONG all the others with the same sky-high grades and scores.</p>

<p>yeah. this isnt a 10% acceptance of highschoolers, its 10% of an applicant pool filled with the top 1% of highschoolers pretty much</p>

<p>Scores get you in the door. Once you're in, it's the combination of everything else that makes you stand out. Once you stand out, it's a lottery deciding which ones are picked.</p>

<p>^ what percentage of EA applicants do you think </p>

<p>a) will get through the door
b) stand out after getting through the door
c) win the lottery (well this one is easy it was almost 20% last year)</p>

<p>i think about 70% get through the door, 25% stand out, and 5% are screwed (deffered)</p>

<p>75% of applicants can do the work
50% want to go to stanford because of more than the name
25% are VERY qualified to get into stanford, and should
and after that its a lottery</p>

<p>thats what the admissions lady said</p>

<p>I think that maybe 75% of the people could do the work, but with at least 50% of the applicants the adcoms know they aren't really in the running to be accepted. So I think that about 40-50% of the applicants are actually competitive (and by that I mean stand a good shot of getting in, not just students who can do the work). I bet that the admissions people exaggerate the strength of their applicants a bit, like calling anyone who can do the work "competitive." Probably 25% of the early applicants are really strong, and a majority of them get in, the rest get deferred/rejected.</p>

<p>I'm a sophomore at stanford, but i definately was a unique applicant:
I was homeschooled my whole life, studied abroad in japan for my junior year, finished my senior year at college, (all A's) and took a 1 year break after high school to teach english in japan. In addition to that, I've been in over 250 plays, and I've been in 2 movies. I'm fluent in Japanese and Russian. My SAT was only 1400.</p>

<p>thats awesome! was it a huge transition from homeschooling?</p>

<p>At first, yes. I'd never been away from my family for so long, and I've always been used to competing against myself, and only myself. Being in classes with my peers who are GENIUSES in their own rights, some of which have scored 1600 on their SATs when they were in 4th grade, was a big adjustment for me.</p>

<p>What?? are you kidding... oh wow. haha there is no way im getting in. lol. congratulations though, it really sounds like you deserve to be there!</p>

<p>how were ur other stats hannerz?</p>

<p>Yeah, damn asian genuises...haha j/k, i luv them all. :)
But seriously, its like you said: a lottery. Everyone here is here on their own right, and aren't all necesarily super smarty-pants. I don't consider myself to be at all above (or even equal!) to some of the people here. My extracurriculars are just something that made me stand out as an applicant. I think everyone really has a shot to get in here...there are so many applicants that just flaunt numbers, and what the ad. comm. really wants to see are PEOPLE. And it's those applicants that shine out of the thousands of numbers that get those coveted fat envelopes.</p>

<p>whats your major?</p>