College Admissions Info

Brandeis University, ‘16
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

I am always here to help with anything, although I specialize in theatre, psychology, and extracurriculars.
From: Newburgh , New York
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Stony Brook, Drexel
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Drama Production Crew, Homecoming committee, Model Congress / Model UN, Marching Band, Jewish Student Union, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

“…and that’s how a three-switch circuit works. Got it, Brian?” “Yeah, Grandpa, of course,” I said absentmindedly. Of course I wasn't listening, I don’t care about circuits. Why should I? Sherlock Holmes once said about the heliocentric model, “Now that I do know it, I shall do my best to forget it.” Anything extraterrestrial did not relate to his job of finding criminals. Circuits are part of electrical engineering, irrelevant to my psychiatric aspirations. Who would've thought mere...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
198 Words
A Kinnus is a very difficult thing to host. A Kinnus, or “assembly” in Hebrew, is a weekend-long get-together in USY, a Jewish youth group. As one of three co-chairs for this event, I was rather distressed. For one thing, though, the weekend ended up going wonderfully. My one reminder of the whole weekend is the traditional costume that the co-chairs wear. Every single one of these weekends, there’s a costume that characterizes the Kinnus theme. The theme for...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
129 Words
While in college, I participated in theatre, mock trial, quidditch, student union, and Jewish activities. You're probably noticing that all of these have next to nothing to do with one another. I have found that this is the best...

What I’d change about my application process
48 Words
I probably would have found more free application schools, personally. I wasted a lot...

My advice about getting recommenders
21 Words
Choose teachers that you know from...

My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
My favorite course was Literature and Medicine, because it really helped...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
62 Words
I only interviewed with the two Ivy League schools I applied to, Columbia and Princeton. Overall, the interview seemed...

Why I ultimately chose my school (Brandeis)
87 Words
Brandeis offered an environment that I just couldn't refuse. From the moment I stepped on campus to the second I got picked up from Admitted Students'...