College Admissions Info

TassosSapalidis
TassosSapalidis
Brown University ‘18
BS, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior, early decision admit studying applied math and biology (pre-med)
From: Collegeville , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Greek, French

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Film, Math Team
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College Application Essays

The Sunday morning lunch rush always attracts the most interesting crowd. First, the same group of twelve from Valley Forge Baptist Church comes in, and we always end up discussing whatever topic I’m learning about in my AP U.S. History Class until my dad yells at me to get back to work. Next comes a music teacher at a nearby college with his wife and son, and I give them quick Greek lessons every time I pass by...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
201 Words
I was first drawn to Brown by the Open Curriculum. I was fascinated by the fact that I could completely design my own course of study without being restricted by general education courses or distribution requirements. This academic freedom will not only improve my college experience but will also give me a sense of independence that cannot be found at other schools. Brown is also one of the relatively few schools that has a department and degree program for applied...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
652 Words
My goal has always been to pursue a career in business, but when one of my friends told me that she was interested in becoming an actuary, I soon became intrigued by the profession. I educated myself on the actuarial exam process and managed to pass Exam P on my first try this past summer after six months of self-studying the material, not having taken any calculus-based statistics classes. I plan to pass Exam FM next summer, and ultimately would...









Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
97 Words
I have lived in the same neighborhood just outside of Philadelphia for the past eleven years. On the surface, it may seem to be a cookie-cutter suburban community, but in reality, it’s a microcosm of the world. I have grown up going to Diwali parties at the Mehtas’, getting yelled at for not using my chopsticks correctly at dinner with the Yangs and fighting with my brothers over the last piece of my Ethiopian neighbor’s injera. These experiences...



Supplemental Essay: Other
24 Words
Brown loves the idea of fostering a diverse learning community. In your essay, make sure you demonstrate that you can contribute to this environment.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
94 Words
I did use a private admissions counselor. I found them helpful in identifying schools to which I was a competitive applicant and that I would enjoy attending. I...





My advice about getting recommenders
102 Words
Definitely try to have at least one teacher that you interact with both in the classroom and during an extracurricular activity. This will give you someone who can provide a very...





Post-college plans
99 Words
Don't get too bogged down thinking about your career after college. I went in to undergrad 100% certain about what my career would look like, but I ended up switching my...





How I chose schools to apply to (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, CMU, Temple, Rochester, Richmond, William & Mary, Harvard, UPenn)
67 Words
I personally chose to apply to 12 schools. 5 reach schools, 5 matches and 2 safeties. When deciding which schools I would apply to,...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received (Brown)
61 Words
I did use an independent college counselor, and he was very useful in helping me choose schools according...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Brown)
92 Words
Definitely talk about diversity and cultural awareness! Brown has a very diverse student body and it's likely that admissions officers want to see that you are prepared for...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them (Brown)
41 Words
At Brown, I am the president of a club called MEDLIFE, which...





How to increase chances at my school (Brown)
19 Words
Get good grades and SAT scores,...





My favorite course thus far, and why (Brown)
52 Words
My favorite course at Brown so far is Quantitative Models of Biological Systems. It is a...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Brown)
9 Words
Creative Diverse...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Brown)
49 Words
I only interviewed with Brown, as I was admitted early decision. The interview was very...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to (Brown)
38 Words
I did Summer@Brown the summer after my junior year. While...





What I’d change about my school if I were student body president (Brown)
38 Words
One issue at Brown is that the student body is very...