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Stanford University

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (9), Grades (15), Sports/Extracurriculars (16), College Essay (8)
It is extremely difficult to get inAug 20 2006Religion/Religious
It is extremely difficult to get in. Put a lot of work into your essay, give people plenty of time to write recommendations, and do a thorough job on the application. Good luck!
SAT: 1600 Male
Be creative, unusual, interestingApr 28 2006Chemistry
Here are my stats for those interestedMar 11 2006Unknown
Here are my stats for those interested.

Spanish male, elite suburban high school (Rockville, MD)

32 ACT
2280 SAT Combined
Straight A's 10th-12th grade (bombed ninth grade, they don't care!)
Varsity athlete (9th-12th)
School Theater, did 3 major roles in different plays
All AP's and honors four last 3 years of HS (6 AP's, 10 Honors)
Education teaching internship
First gen college student
Superb rec's
Excellent autobiography/essay on my mother

Accepted: Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford
Deferred: Caltech, MIT, Brown, Penn

If you are an athlete, apply early decision and contact the coach at Stanford, your almost a sure bet even if your an idiot that's failing. Stanford is highly athletticaly centric and accepts nearly 25% of incoming class purely on athletic merit. Most are morans.

Take every AP class you can, start a nonprofitNov 25 2005Economics
Take every AP class you can, start a nonprofit to help starving african orphans (yes, i did, and so did many other people-- its almost cliche at this point), play a couple varsity sports (though you don't have to tell them that your school was the worst team in the league and you almost got bumped down to JV), win a national award, and obviously hold some leadership positions in groups that matter to you. Don't just run for Class president. Everyone knows class presidents do next to nothing.
SAT: 1520 Male
Get good SAT's, good grades basically be overachievingNov 12 2005Biology
Get good SAT's, good grades basically be overachieving. Although realize that the people at this school are the types who would study all day to get into such a place reveals something about that person...
SAT: 1600 Male
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