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My Admission prospects for Stanford?

My Admission prospects for Stanford? Topic: The important of exercises essays
June 19, 2019 / By Deeann
Question: If there are any people out there such as Stanford Alumni, current students, faculty, associates, or people who would have any skill in judgment regarding the admissions prospects of students, please answer. With that said... Yeah, I want to go to Stanford. Really badly. And I know that there are roughly 40,000 other students like me who are also applying to this particular university who feel the same way. And they can only accept an undergraduate class of roughly 1700 students. But here's the catch: I'm not just one of the other students. I'm me, and nobody else. If you asked me if I was either a well-rounded student or a student with a particular passion for any given subject, I couldn't tell you that much. I feel like I fall into the grey area in between all of that. I represent something different. A brief resume: -[Cumulative] GPA of 4.375 (for 6 semesters of high school, junior year GPA of 4.83) weighted, 4.0 unweighted -2120 SAT Reasoning composite score -Member of school chapters of National Honor Society, California Scholastic Federation -Participant in Model Court & legislature programs -Background in a variety of athletics (Most dominantly the martial arts, such as Taekwondo) - Involvement in my church parish -I serve on my city's Youth Council (youth advisory board to City Council) -I do a lot of Parkour (with a bit of FreeRunning), including making my own club for it at school -I go to a lot of local government activities (School board meetings, City Council meetings, Town Hall meetings, etc.) -I have founded and am developing an organization dedicated to the expansion of PKFR (parkour and freerunning) -I have a few different work experiences (past and present jobs) -(I’ve done more, but these are most important) So I have experience in a variety of activities with varying depth per individual activity, while keeping my grades fairly strong (tied for #1 in my graduating class--with a female colleague of a different type of genius than my own). I don't know what to call myself other than me. The plethora of activities that I've pursued has all led up to what I am now as a young adult in shaping my character, values, and drive to succeed in life. Nearly all of them fall into the categories of 1.) Academia, 2.) Government/Community/Leadership, and 3.) Athletics. Once I've learned nearly everything I can from an activity, I move on to another to develop the characteristics I need to be a leader and catalyze change and inspiration for the world I enter upon full maturation. So essentially, I have interlocked all of my experiences to build upon one another in order to structure myself as opposed to just participating in a breath/depth fashion. I've kept my academics strong in order to exercise my mind and keep myself sharp-witted, kept my athleticism strong to keep myself healthy (and because it's something I simply love to do), and used government/community/leadership activities to give me experience learning how to interact and work with other people as well as other systems outside myself. I work in order to fund my activities, studies, and projects, and to develop personal responsibility. One such project utilizing all of these experiences is my PKFR organization, which I will write about in my college essays & supplements. But let me expand on that a little bit... This project is what I intend to be my major "selling point" in my college application, and for a few reasons. Firstly, the sheer attempt at organizing and embarking on such an adventure I feel demonstrates my entrepreneurial spirit, and how I put my leadership skills into practice. Secondly, it takes a lot of energy and time on my part to keep things running, as well as makes an effort to extend what I have to my community and involve others. Thirdly, it shows how passionate I am about PKFR. Fourthly (and perhaps most importantly), Stanford doesn't have any PKFR activities on their campus, so they may want to admit me because this would add to the campus diversity (in addition to me being an otherwise well-qualified applicant) not only because I do it, but because I have shown that I will mobilize and spread this to others for their enjoyment, along with all the qualities that I exhibit in putting this project together. I will be certain to state that I intend on bringing this to Stanford in application. So I feel that Stanford will be strongly inclined to admit me because of what I can truly bring to the university over the countless number of other applicants who all look alike in their applications. But I may be wrong. So I would like an outside perspective. Judging based on what I’ve told you , do you think Stanford will admit me? If you can’t say because you don’t know Stanford well, then let’s pretend just for the purpose of this post: you are a university’s admissions staff, and you see this student applying. Would you want this student a For those that emphasize GPA and SAT scores in college admissions, your appeals will fall on deaf ears. At the ultra-competitive level, the difference between a 4.0 and a 4.3 GPA or a 2100 and a 2400 SAT is really of no importance to the University. So long as they are within the reasonable GPA /Test score range, the admissions officers do not care, because those are simply numbers that don't tell an admissions officer anything about how a student will actually perform at the university. That is why they look at extracurricular activities, and why the writing sections are so important. So when answering, consider this information I have presented.
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Brittny Brittny | 7 days ago
strongly inclined to admit you? absolutely not. you are average at best for a stanford applicant, and your presumptuous attitude will hurt you. your SAT is low, and basically everyone applying to stanford has a 4.0 gpa, so forget about either of those. national honor society really doesn't count for much, everyone applying qualifies for it whether they actually joined or not. your extracurriculars are weak. i see very little in them that stands out. and, hate to break it to you, but parkour is not something that's going to make stanford drool over you. yeah, you're passionate about it, but the rest of the profile you've shown is not nearly strong enough for such a passion to be something stanford will take you for. they don't have activities for it, but what makes you think that stanford is looking for it? you're not the only applicant who does parkour, trust me. not having a club/base for everything on campus doesn't mean a school is desperate to find someone to create that club. outside of parkour, i see very little leadership or noteworthy accomplishments. you don't state that you've won any major competitions or even had high honors for anything outside school. Stanford wants people passionate about academics and meaningful extracurriculars that will take them places. you could use a piece of humble pie. you aren't better than the majority of applicants, so don't act like you are. normally i'd try to be nicer to a prospective, but your attitude is truly exceptional, and not in a good way. EDIT:: as an unaccepted prospective student, i wouldn't tell an answerer who has been accepted in several top 10 universities and was waitlisted by stanford that the top universities don't consider the difference between a 2100 and 2400. trust me, they look at those, and it is of significant importance. when admissions counselors look at the applicant pool, they pick the strongest applicants. that means the highest objective data, which is GPA and SAT scores. they also take applicants with outstanding, unique extracurriculars. yours are not outstanding. i'm sorry, they aren't. you asked for an outside perspective, and you got one. i'm sorry that it's obviously not to your liking, but if you wanted an ego stroking, you should have asked for one. if you ask for opinions, please be mature enough to accept them. i don't usually link this site to prospectives b/c collegeconfidential is usually a bit fear-inducing, but thats the point. look at the first decision (#8). better SAT, equal GPA, better extracurriculars, and founded a non-profit to give money to an orphanage. an orphanage. puts parkour in perspective, i would hope. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/stan...
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Brittny Originally Answered: My Admission prospects for Stanford?
strongly inclined to admit you? absolutely not. you are average at best for a stanford applicant, and your presumptuous attitude will hurt you. your SAT is low, and basically everyone applying to stanford has a 4.0 gpa, so forget about either of those. national honor society really doesn't count for much, everyone applying qualifies for it whether they actually joined or not. your extracurriculars are weak. i see very little in them that stands out. and, hate to break it to you, but parkour is not something that's going to make stanford drool over you. yeah, you're passionate about it, but the rest of the profile you've shown is not nearly strong enough for such a passion to be something stanford will take you for. they don't have activities for it, but what makes you think that stanford is looking for it? you're not the only applicant who does parkour, trust me. not having a club/base for everything on campus doesn't mean a school is desperate to find someone to create that club. outside of parkour, i see very little leadership or noteworthy accomplishments. you don't state that you've won any major competitions or even had high honors for anything outside school. Stanford wants people passionate about academics and meaningful extracurriculars that will take them places. you could use a piece of humble pie. you aren't better than the majority of applicants, so don't act like you are. normally i'd try to be nicer to a prospective, but your attitude is truly exceptional, and not in a good way. EDIT:: as an unaccepted prospective student, i wouldn't tell an answerer who has been accepted in several top 10 universities and was waitlisted by stanford that the top universities don't consider the difference between a 2100 and 2400. trust me, they look at those, and it is of significant importance. when admissions counselors look at the applicant pool, they pick the strongest applicants. that means the highest objective data, which is GPA and SAT scores. they also take applicants with outstanding, unique extracurriculars. yours are not outstanding. i'm sorry, they aren't. you asked for an outside perspective, and you got one. i'm sorry that it's obviously not to your liking, but if you wanted an ego stroking, you should have asked for one. if you ask for opinions, please be mature enough to accept them. i don't usually link this site to prospectives b/c collegeconfidential is usually a bit fear-inducing, but thats the point. look at the first decision (#8). better SAT, equal GPA, better extracurriculars, and founded a non-profit to give money to an orphanage. an orphanage. puts parkour in perspective, i would hope. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/stan...
Brittny Originally Answered: My Admission prospects for Stanford?
Your GPA and SAT, while good, are kind of weak for Stanford. I don't think PKFR is really going to be that big of a deal to Stanford. Obviously you like it a lot, but to most people, it's just that stupid thing they talked about on the Office one episode. You answered my question saying that I probably wouldn't get into Berkeley because I didn't have any "special." I have the same GPA and a higher SAT, and I'm applying to an easier school. I work 21 hours a week, while you run around jumping over bushes or whatever. Sorry bro, but I think your chances are weak at best. I agree with the other answerer. You need to start realizing that getting in for you is a long shot, or that rejection letter is going to be even more disappointing.

Alisia Alisia
Your GPA and SAT, while good, are kind of weak for Stanford. I don't think PKFR is really going to be that big of a deal to Stanford. Obviously you like it a lot, but to most people, it's just that stupid thing they talked about on the Office one episode. You answered my question saying that I probably wouldn't get into Berkeley because I didn't have any "special." I have the same GPA and a higher SAT, and I'm applying to an easier school. I work 21 hours a week, while you run around jumping over bushes or whatever. Sorry bro, but I think your chances are weak at best. I agree with the other answerer. You need to start realizing that getting in for you is a long shot, or that rejection letter is going to be even more disappointing.
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Upton Upton
Just about anydegree offered by any university. UCLA selects incoming freshmen from the top 10% of high school gradates in CA. Stanford chooses from the top students nationally.
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Upton Originally Answered: How does Stanford inform people about admission decisions?
I just got in. I'm sad though. Yeah, its complicated. This is what the subject says: Your Stanford Application Decision Inside mine reads this: On behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, it gives me very special pleasure to offer you admission to Stanford's Class of 2012. Our sincerest congratulations to you! You have every reason to be proud of your accomplishments, and we are honored to invite you to join the Stanford community. Since our founding in 1891, Stanford has been defined by students and faculty who endeavor to push the limits of knowledge and who share a commitment to extending that spirit of exploration and excellence beyond campus. This is a community of scholars dedicated to what Jane Stanford, co-founder of Stanford University with her husband, Leland, called "the cultivation and enlargement of the mind." Your application showed that you have the intellectual energy, imagination and talent to flourish in this environment. ======================================... Gurr, don't be sad or discouraged. The undergraduate school you go to does really matter. It's the graduate school you go to. From what I've heard, the competition at Stanford is fierce since the best and brightest are all there. Now, is that really fun? The pressure there is extremely high. To stellar grades requires much, much work. So don't be sad Gurr. There are always more opprutunities in life. The undergraduate college you go to does not define you. I am sad because my original plan was to go to UCLA. I didn't know that I would actually make it into Stanford. In my heart, UCLA is where I really want to go to since I am closer to home and many of my friends are going there. At Stanford, I shall be all alone. That is my greatest fear---being alone. But of course, even though I want to go to UCLA so badly, how could I turn down Stanford? I feel very sad inside. I must hide my tears.

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