Category Archives: Stanford

Yes, You Can Talk About Pancakes and Sudoku in a College Application Essay

*This is my personal opinion, from essays I’ve read, and the essays I’ve written. From what I’ve read about admissions, and the letters I’ve gotten from the university. This is why I believe that I got in.* So, Let’s Pretend … Continue reading

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Admissions Secrets From Someone Who Has No Idea

Consider this, if you will, the second part of my intro post. The last one was basically the story of how I ended up at Stanford. This one is (hopefully) going to be more like why I got in: an … Continue reading

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For International prospectives: What I "think" I did right

Hi, it’s Winnie again!So here’s my post on how to approach the college process from an international’s perspective! I’ve actually saved this paragraph for last.Scanning over what I’ve just wrote, it feels like the advice I’ve given is vague and somewhat obvious, but hey! The … Continue reading

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I Got Into Stanford and All I Got Was This Blog Post

Okay so I guess I should just say a couple of things about myself. My name is Ashley, I’m from Chicago and I went to a public school with about 2000 students. Quick Stats: ACT: 33 GPA: 4.98/4.0 weighted Top 10%6 … Continue reading

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Follow the Class of ’16 on Twitter!

Hey everyone!  The Stanford Class of 2016 now has a twitter account: https://twitter.com/Stanford2016 This isn’t part of the Confessions from Stanford, but it’s another good way to keep up with our journey towards freshman year!  Different members of the class will … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Good to Be Wrong: Like when you think you won’t get in and then you do

Okay, so here’s another of those “How I got to Stanford” type posts. Yeah, there are a lot of them already, but I personally think it’s really cool to hear (see, read, whatever) everyone’s stories, because they’re all so different … Continue reading

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General Advice dealing with the Various Events leading up to and including Admit Weekend

If you have a chance to go to Admit Weekend, do it. Phase I: Initial AcceptanceSo you’ve gotten into Stanford. Congratulations! Ever visited the campus before? Admit Weekend is the perfect opportunity. Let’s say you’ve gotten several acceptance letters from … Continue reading

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