College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘18
BA, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Figuring out life one step at a time, excited for whatever lies ahead
From: Pittsburgh
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Brown, Tufts, UMich, WashU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Skiing
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
671 Words
“Reality is a product of consciousness,” my classmate asserted. “This chair, or any object in our universe, does not exist unless a conscious being observes its presence.” “But matter existed long before anyone was around to observe it,” I responded. “An immeasurable number of objects in the universe will never be discovered, yet they still exist.” Another student countered with a quote from Immanuel Kant regarding the centrality of perception in every form of reality. My high school English class...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
196 Words
I am applying to Brown because of a muffin. Admittedly, touring campus, speaking to an awesome neuroscience professor, and exploring Providence had already convinced me that Brown was an ideal fit. I stood in line at the Friedman Café intending only to purchase a tasty snack to conclude my day. As I was buying my muffin, though, an upperclassman behind me jumped ahead and paid for both of us. Back when he visited campus as a prospective applicant, his food...

Additional Essay Details:
69 Words
I think my advice for the essays would be to simply be creative and try to make whoever is reading your essay smile. For example, for the "why Brown" one, 95 percent of the essays they receive probably sound extremely similar, so I thought that my essay about the muffin managed to stray outside of the box while still getting across the point that I would love to attend Brown.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
113 Words
Ultimately, I chose Brown because of the freedom it offers to students. The fact that there is no core curriculum means that I am able to chart my own path as I progress through...