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How I got into Stanford (Interview 6)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019


  • SAT: 1430 (740 Math, 690 Reading)

  • ACT: 35 (34 English, 36 Math, 33 Reading, 36 Science)

  • GPA: 3.71

  • Rank in Class: 46

  • Size of Class: 278

  • AP's Taken: AB Calculus, American History, European History, English Language, English Literature, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, US Government


  • I played varsity lacrosse all four years in high school and was the captain after my sophomore year

  • I played varsity football and became captain in my sophomore year

  • I was the class President in my high school from freshman year to senior year

Short Personal Story

"It wasn't really a big deal. My parents donated a bunch of money there and they both went there so it was kind of expected that I would get in.

I think I barely looked at the email when it came in to be honest because it didn't really matter that much. I kind of knew it was going to happen so I didn't sweat it.

I actually remember being pretty annoyed with how late they released it. It came in I want to say mid December and that kind of pissed me off because I had to wait so long. I already knew that I was getting in, why did they have to wait so long to tell me. The admissions office should have called me and told me earlier."

Useful Advice

"If I were giving out advice, I'd say that you just need to be good at something.

If you're average at everything you're going to have a really tough time getting in. But, if you're good at something at least you sort of stand out from other people.

For me, what I think helped was the fact that I was really good at sports and applied that to other parts of my life. I think that if someone has that leadership ability in some club or activity and is able to have that position in other clubs, it'll go a long way in setting them apart from everyone."

Stanford Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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