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Essay Breakdown: Stanford University

  • How to Write the Stanford University Application Essays 2016-2017

    Among all the coveted spots of any Ivy League or top-tier school, only one, Stanford University, lands you amid sunny Palo Alto, California and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore your entrepreneurial spirit in a laid back environment. Indeed, Stanford offers what has been referred to as “the Harvard of the 21st century,” according to Slate in 2013, which makes sense given its prime startup location and a more science- and engineering-focused institution than Harvard, Yale, Columbia, or the University of Chicago.

    Given this, it does not come as a surprise that Stanford takes the cake as America’s most selective university — as its most recent acceptance rate of 4.68% reflects for the class of 2020.

    The CollegeVine Essay Team has prepared a guide on how to write the Stanford essays for this application cycle. Read on!

  • How to Write the Stanford University Application Essays 2015-2016

    (Note: this post has been updated for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To view the updated post, click here.) Famed for its entrepreneurial spirit and laid back environment, Palo Alto–based Stanford University is a great option for students looking for a more science and engineering focused institution than Harvard, Yale, Columbia, or the University of Chicago. […]

  • How to Tackle the Stanford Supplement Essays for 2014-15

    Admissions Hero outlines how to tackle the 2014-15 Stanford Supplement Essays.

  • How to tackle the 2013-14 Stanford Supplement Essays

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. In recent years, Stanford University in Palo Alto California has grown in selectivity and stature. In fact, during the 2012-13 application cycle, it actually had the lowest acceptance rate of any school in the country (lower […]