AlexBrown
AlexBrown,
Brown ‘18
B.A., Music, , Mathematics, , Environmental Studies
Brown University Class of 2018
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
2
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Waxhaw, North Carolina
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Music

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
625 Words
Challenged a belief, Story central to identity
Roadblocks “Why can’t you just drop it already,” my good friend Sam yelled at me. “Lily’s dead.” It wasn’t the first time I had heard this. Give up, they all said: friends, strangers and pessimists alike. But I just could not stop. What else was I supposed to do? Do nothing? It was as if one day, she was just gone. And nothing I could ever do was going to bring her back. In the aftermath of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
168 Words
2. What concept in your anticipated major were you most proud of mastering? What is the single-most useful tool to understanding calculus? Oreos. In single variable calculus, there is a focus on finding areas of real objects using integrals of numerous lines that make a shape. The most common form is called disc integration, and it uses calculus to find the area of a curve and then rotate it finding the “solid of revolution”. To me, mastering this skill was incredibly...
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Additional Essay Details
104 Words
With Brown, they asked specific questions. I was applying as a potential math major so they asked specific questions in essays about concepts I had mastered and classes I had taken to prep me for being a math major. In addition, they asked me things about what led me to this. I took this opportunity to write about BOTH music and math. Brown is all about the Open Curriculum which is quite famous and unique to the school. If you...
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
39 Words
Brown loves you showing independence and responsibility, especially in the face of...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
50 Words
Brown is big on the "Open Curriculum" which is really unique to the school. Research...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Band, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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