dkush64
dkush64,
Brown ‘20
B.A., English
I am a current Sophomore at Brown University concentrating in History! I do musical theatre, a cappella, dance, and am a campus tour guide!
Features Included
7
Essays
10
Schools
13
Scores
13
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Somers, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
College is a distant universe, and soon I will be thrust into it with almost no introduction. But Brown, in a distinct blend of choice and opportunity, offers “First-Year Seminars.” Renowned professors will help me explore engaging topics, ranging from “The Simple Art of Murder” to “Diamonds.” I may enroll in these intimate courses, eradicating my fear of overwhelmingly large lecture halls and distance from faculty. Working closely with professors early in my education will individualize my college experience, allowing...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
144 Words
I want to experience undergraduate classes that will prepare me for law school while allowing me to pursue my favorite activities. Studying literature has helped me to develop critical reading and analytical skills, which are pertinent in the law career, making English a viable and enjoyable field of study. Additionally, all books, regardless of time period or subject matter, in some way criticize or praise the efforts of humans, and through a thorough exploration of literature, I can learn so...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
99 Words
Most people consider Somers to be the “perfect” town in which to raise a family, and as a Somers resident since birth, I have grown to appreciate its comfortable atmosphere. However, what stops Somers from truly transcending is its homogeneous racial identity, something that creates a false and unacceptable vision of the world; I, however, value diversity and understand that cultural inclusion is pertinent in the development of global views. I hope I can eventually cultivate an appreciation for diversity...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
94 Words
Every year, in June, hundreds of Jewish teenagers trek up north to Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Each summer I immerse myself in this microcosm of the Jewish world, a haven in which holidays are observed with prayer and communal rejoicing fuels perpetual camaraderie. Whereas my peers at home expect me to repress any expression of Judaism, Camp Ramah encourages a celebration of this societal difference, instilling pride in my faith and its extensive history. Through years of friendship and...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
131 Words
“Guys do not dance.” This outdated and stereotype-endorsing “rule” has endured decades of progressivism, restricting my passion for performing. For years I restrained myself from dancing--something I desperately wanted to do--fearing the social backlash: if I attended classes, I was afraid I might be classified as homosexual, although I do not identify as such. Each day without dancing, however, only further encouraged me to pursue it. Finally, after two years of ignoring my interest, I signed up for my first...
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School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
49 Words
My interview for Brown was very relaxed and normal. The interviewer met me at a...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
44 Words
My interview for Harvard was extremely scary. The interviewer informed me that his...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
59 Words
I enjoyed my Yale interview, and even though I did not get into the school, I had a...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
43 Words
My interview for this school was kind of strange. I did this interview...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
40 Words
I interviewed while on my tour at Rochester, and I liked my...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
60 Words
While I did not interview at Tufts, I have a warning. The student has to login to their...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
86 Words
I ultimately chose Brown because of the feel of the school. When I visited on accepted student's day, I loved the feel of the campus and...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
77 Words
Do not just talk about the general qualities of the school (i.e. good academics, or right size). Instead, bring up specifics, such...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
99 Words
This past year I have participated mainly in theatre, playing roles in productions of "A Chorus Line" and "Tommy." Both of these shows were produced by student-run groups, which became...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
628 Words
Challenged a belief
Boy Scouts: The Musical Mother Nature has never been my friend. Many find solace in her serene evening breezes and pure blue skies, but not me. She commands hordes of mosquitos to gnaw on my legs and clouds of pollen to invade my nostrils, making a seemingly perfect day utterly unenjoyable. What did I ever do to spur this animosity between us? I tried ignoring this contentious relationship by joining the Boy Scouts of America, a club that exposed me...
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Additional Essay Details
88 Words
Competitive schools such as Brown or Yale require 3-4 additional essays along with your commonapp essay. These topics ranged from "Why us?" to strange specifics about your life, such as "Tell us about where you grew up." I had a tutor to help me craft these essays, for both the overwhelming quantity of those required and the specifics required made me question my own judgment. It was extremely beneficial to have a professional look over my work and tell me...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
61 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, but I did have a private essay tutor and ACT...
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My advice about getting recommenders
80 Words
Think of a few classes where you really thrived, improved over the course of the year, or made a strong connection to the teacher--basically...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
103 Words
The best thing to remember is not to feel forced to get an internship early. For your summers during high school, get local jobs. These can be really great things to...
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What set me apart from other applicants
89 Words
I believe that I painted a really complete picture of myself in my application. I performed well in school and on the standardized tests, and in each...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, School Choir, Spanish Club, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Lions Club, Dance
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Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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