This source claims that a teenager got accepted into Stanford University after writing #BlackLivesMatter, when answering a supplemental essay question,
What matters to you, and why?
Is this true?
Freshman Application Requirements
Stanford Short Essays
Candidates respond to all three essay topics. There is a 100-word minimum and a 250-word maximum for each essay.
1.The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you genuinely excited about learning.
2.Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—know you better.
3.Tell us about something that is meaningful to you, and why?
NBC News reported:
Stanford University confirmed Ahmed's acceptance to NBC News but declined to further discuss the student's application.
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