College Admissions Info

SanFran BrownBear
SanFran BrownB
Brown University, ‘
Medicine, Medicine and Medical Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

I am a liberal premed major at Brown University
From: Oakland , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Accepted At: Brown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese, English

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

High School Type: Public

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Student Council / Government, Debate Club/Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

College Application Essays

Sometime I see life like cities lights. When you stare for too long and too hard the lights blue. They become these distraught, unorganized, and out-of-place sparkles. Nothing seems to make sense or fit together. That is how I felt for most of my life. I went from having housemaids in Vietnam to sleeping in a basement when we came to America. I never understood why my family, especially my mother decided to leave the gorgeous life we had and...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
424 Words
I have always been one to really decide the courses I take and what I am interested in. Brown seems like the perfect university where students can have a lot more say about their education than other colleges. In high school, the curriculum is so rigid and tough because your counselor ultimately decides what classes you end up in. I feel college should be the chance for me to expand my academic and social interest. I want a less strict...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
533 Words
Coming from the Bay Area, I was a perfect example of the sheltered-liberal paradox. Although as open-minded and accepting as one could be, I was totally ignorant to the mentalities of Americans across the nation. While growing up, I was socialized to become this liberal and Democratic citizen. And, like most people here, I was in a huge bubble. I believed every other person had similar views to mine. I had to find out that was not true through experiencing...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
256 Words
As the founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Oakland Technical High School, I became involved in changing the school climate and level of awareness. From being the Student Body president to the Prom King, it meant a lot to me learning that true leadership is through influence, not authority. As a member of the GSA Network's Youth Council, I helped to organize the YES conference in San Francisco for two year, which was attended by hundreds of...