|Students who got into Stanford say:|
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| | Stanford has the same requirements like other prestigious schools such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. That is not to say if you don't have the perfect 4.0 or 2400 SATS you will not get in, so do not get discouraged because these schools also desire personality and understanding of you as a person. Focus on the extracurricular aspect and strong essays for each school you apply and you just might land a spot. Be genuine in your application. It's not hard to sniff out bullshit.
I'd recommend winning at everything, if not all of it.
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| Mar 18 2010 | Honestly, I was shocked when I got in to Stanford. I was rejected from all of the other Ivy League Universities. I got an 33 ACT and an 1850 SAT. My academic GPA is a 4.1 and my unweighted is a 3.9. Extracurricular activities are key. I have run Track and Field since the 5th grade, even though I am far from the best. I play the guitar, perform service, and even went to Harvard Summer School the summer before my junior year. What I think they are looking for at Stanford is how well rounded a student is. I know that I may not even be in the top 20% of my graduating high school class, but I took risks in what classes I took. I filled my Stanford Application out completely honestly, probably because it was the last one I did. They aren't looking for conformity, but instead uniqueness. Answer their questions honestly and you'll be fine!! My best advice would be to be yourself and let that show on your application!!