College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘20
BS, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Brown freshman excited about math/language/art! I was nervous about applying to selective colleges, as a non-legacy with educated parents and extracurriculars that were pretty normal. But I ended up at my dream school, and I can help you too!
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Williams, Brandeis
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Latino Student Association
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College Application Essays

I wrote about the issues I had with gender during my high school experience. The specifics are very personal to my life, speaking of instances of harassment and isolation I faced within my communities. I am happy to answer any more specific questions about my essay if you are my mentee.

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
32 Words
I spoke about SPECIFIC ways in which brown served my needs, referencing a specific class that I wanted to take and the resources Brown has that would help me pursue my goals.

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Unique question posed by school
88 Words
I was born at and was promptly taken home to a house in the , a diverse suburb of Los Angeles. I spent the first eight years of my life there, after which I moved to a newer house about a mile and a half away where I have lived ever since, sans a few brief interruptions for traveling and my month-long stay in Brooklyn this summer. As much as I love Los Angeles, I'm eager to live in a place...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Unique question posed by school
31 Words
Brown asked about communities I had belonged to. I wrote how my experiences in internet communities broadened my intellectual horizons and helped me become comfortable expressing myself in the offline world.

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
72 Words
Since Brown is on a semester system and you can only take 4 classes a semester (if you're sane, and not superhuman, that...

My advice about getting recommenders
73 Words
Pick people who know you well enough to really advocate for you. Start building these relationships as early as you can, and...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...

What I’d change about my application process (Princeton, Yale, Brown)
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I shouldn't have applied to so many Ivy Leagues that I wasn't truly interested in. I applied to Yale and Princeton, knowing that I...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Brown)
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For the "why brown" essay, everyone writes about the open curriculum. It's fine to do that, it's a big part of what makes Brown special, but make your essay personal to...

Why I ultimately chose my school (Brown)
76 Words
My college choices were narrowed down to Brown and one other school. I visited, not during ADOCH, but I stayed with a student...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Harvard)
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My best interview was my Harvard interview, i think that's why I got waitlisted rather than rejected...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Brown)
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My Brown interview wasn't anything special but I thought it went well. I met a UCLA law student...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Princeton)
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I began to regret applying to Princeton after my interview. My interviewer was kind of a jerk, he came late...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Yale)
78 Words
Extremely awkward interview. It was my first interview since I applied early action, the man who interviewed me didn't allow me to talk...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Brandeis)
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My Brandeis interview was kind of strange, because I was accepted to their SEED program, where they fly out students from underrepresented populations to visit campus. I really enjoyed the program, it was really strange though because my interviewer...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred (Swarthmore)
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I declined a position on the waitlist at...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred (Harvard)
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I accepted the position on Harvard's waitlist because my parent wanted me to....