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University attended

Stanford University

Major

Sociology and Economics

Graduation Year

2025

Extracurriculars and Sports

Extracurricular

Debate – I was a captain of my school's debate team. I was participating in Public Forum Debate, Original Oratory, and Extemporaneous Speaking.

Extracurricular

Volunteer – I volunteered at an organization that served LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing insecurity.

Extracurricular

Research – I conducted quantitative research with the University of Houston's School of Social Work.

Extracurricular

PRISM – I served as a board member of my school's gender-sexuality alliance.

Extracurricular

Unity Council – I was a co-chair of a student organization that worked with my school's administration to correct diversity issues.

Extracurricular

Maverick Debate – I co-created a debate camp for middle schoolers. We had four week-long sessions spanning two summers.

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GLSEN National Student Council – I worked for an organization that creates resources for gender-sexuality alliances nationally.

Standardized Tests

ACT score

35 Composite (35E, 35R, 35M, 34S)

AP Tests

AP English Language 5/5, AP US History 5/5, AP World History 4/5, AP Calculus BC 4/5.

Accepted Universities

Accepted universities

Stanford University

Accepted universities

University of Pennsylvania

Accepted universities

Duke University & Finalist for Robertson Scholarship (full ride – 4 years)

Accepted universities

Vanderbilt University (full tuition – 4 years)

Accepted universities

Dartmouth College

Accepted universities

Pomona College

Accepted universities

Claremont McKenna College ($15K – 4 years)

Accepted universities

WashU St. Louis (half tuition – 4 years)

High School

Class rank

Not in/near the top 20%

Background

Bio

Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I will be joining Stanford’s Class of 2025 after a gap year. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.

Hometown

Houston, Texas

Ethnicity

Mixed Race

First generation university student:

No

Gender

Male

Languages Spoken

Spanish, English, Chinese

Current Location

Houston, Texas