Ask Me Anything: Tips From A Stanford University Admissions Officer

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/7/18 2:43 PM / by Empowerly Team

Our team asked a former Stanford University admissions officer for some helpful college advice for high school students during their college application process. Read below for insider knowledge from a college expert!


What does Stanford University look for in an applicant?

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Asian Americans Receiving Lower Personality Scores at Harvard

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/2/18 12:34 PM / by Teddy Selverian

 Harvard University has always had an extremely competitive acceptance rate and it is only getting more competitive. Some controversy has recently been uncovered regarding Harvard admissions and a potential bias against Asian Americans due to low personality scores.

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My Story: How I Got Into UC Berkley For Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/20/18 8:11 PM / by Pei Jie Sim

I mustered my courage and took one last look at my family as they waved their goodbyes before turning around and walking towards the departure gate. With every step that I took, thoughts came gushing through. Am I ready to leave behind the people I adore, the places I frequented and had become so fond of, and the delicious, exotic cuisine to travel halfway across the globe just to attend college?

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My Story: How I got Into UC Berkeley

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/6/18 12:00 PM / by Emma Yuan

My name is Emma and I’m currently a first-year student at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration and Economics. Before I was a Cal Bear, I was a high school student from a suburban town named Sammamish in Washington state.

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Guides: Ivy League Alumni Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

As an applicant, if you had applied to schools in the Ivy League, February is usually when these schools will have their alumni reach out to you for an interview. These Ivy League Alumni Interviews may seem of marginal value to an applicant, but they’re actually extremely useful. 

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Applying to Ivy League Schools as an Asian Student

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/30/18 4:00 PM / by Natalie Thompson

Everyone knows that getting admitted to an Ivy League school isn’t easy. Unless you have an inside track on Ivy League schools, it may seem that you should get in if you are qualified and have a good 
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Guides: Inside Look at Stanford University

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/25/18 4:00 PM / by Emma B.

Upon one’s first visit to Stanford University, it can feel a bit like paradise. Not only does Stanford’s reputation for outstanding academics precede itself, but the university’s sunshine and palm trees give it an appeal unique from its equally elite Ivy League counterparts.

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U.C. Berkeley News: Empathy and Compassion in the Global Lives Project

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/3/17 10:53 AM / by Melanie Falconer

 At U.C. Berkeley, you may see a screen that takes up the size of the wall. It displays images of people around the world walking, sleeping, laughing, and living ordinary lives. 

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College News: Harvard University Helping Hunger

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/26/17 11:21 AM / by Melanie Falconer

Harvard University is addressing a crisis: how do we get food for the hungry? How can we best make sure people's needs are met while doing it in a healthy and sustainable way?

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Senior Strategies: Finishing the UC Application Over Thanksgiving Break

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/22/17 4:55 PM / by Rashi Jindani

I remember as a senior, college applications loomed large around this time of year. And I had barely cracked the UC essays. I sat in my living room, staring at the questions, hoping the essays would just write themselves.

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