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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)
Stanford has the same requirements like other prestigious schoolsAug 27 2013Biology
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.
SAT: 2300 Female
Honestly, I was shocked when I got in to StanfordApr 05 2009Unknown
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!!
It is hard, not going to lieDec 25 2008Undecided
It is hard, not going to lie...but just do your best to present yourself as a motivated individual who has direction, personality, and brilliance. The school wants students who are going to do something with their education, so find what you want to do and be ready to portray that in your writing and your activities. Just know what you are getting yourself into. This is a hard school, do not expect to coast through it. Apply if you are ready for the challenge and if you are ready to meet the demands. This school wants the best, and it gets the best.
Top scoresAug 25 2007Physics
Top scores and grades are a given. Focus your energy on doing something that thrills you, and do it better than anyone else in your state.
SAT: 1460 Male
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.

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