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Brown230362,
Brown ‘20
B.S., Neuroscience
Freshman at Brown University
Features Included
6
Essays
7
Schools
16
Scores
12
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Singapore, Singapore
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
25 Words
"I love Brown because of the outlets in quad lampposts." Talked about the intellectual curiosity and willingness to have complex discussions with classmates
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
15 Words
Finding a community that embraces the multi-cultural/US citizens abroad experience (through bubble tea runs)
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
14 Words
Mentoring young girls interested in science/female quiz players--> passion for gender equality
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
66 Words
Where have you lived? Quirky answer that brought humor to explaining how I didn't fit in in my hometown (essay began with "This particular cellular conglomeration came to be in Shanghai, where it remained for seven years."), and ending with reference to University's location ("I’ve never lived where winter means snow, not gray sludge or oppressive humidity- I’m excited to try it.")
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
38 Words
Explained breadth of my intellectual curiosity (referencing treasured nerdy items like art history socks and anatomy coloring books) and how that relates to the school's students, then passion for gender equality and experience of attending a women's college
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School Specific Advice

What I’d change about my application process
15 Words
Don't apply EA! The pool...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
36 Words
If you're deferred, send in additional materials (I sent a resume...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
35 Words
Close to Boston and urban opportunities but still in a school...
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More Essays

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Befriended a neighbor's pet goat that was slaughtered for Eid; outraged before realizing people have different worldviews
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Take classes with the sponsors...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
29 Words
Be honest– even if it's just "I love the...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
24 Words
Only accept federal direct subsidized loans– they're...
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Why I declined other schools
33 Words
Some other top choices didn't give me enough financial aid;...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
15 Words
You don't need one! Get ...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
22 Words
Didn't interview at safeties or Wellesley, and...
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What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
I did one thing really, really well, and devoted an unspeakable amount of...
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Post-college plans
14 Words
Pretty undecided, but maybe...
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How I chose schools to apply to
25 Words
College visits, but mostly paid attention to what...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.45
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeInternational
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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