Though not as old as the Ivies, Stanford has become a household name, one that is synonymous with academic prestige. This university is also known for its prime location just south of San Francisco, alongside tech giants in Silicon Valley. If you're reading this, you're probably wondering what exactly it takes to get into a school like Stanford.
Well, wonder no more - Elias is here to break down how to navigate Stanford's admissions process. Come with all your questions and be sure to put them in the chat for this interactive presentation on how you can get into Stanford.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.