katherine2020
katherine2020,
Brown ‘20
B.S., Mathematics
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!
Features Included
4
Essays
11
Schools
14
Scores
13
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic, White 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)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)  (Providence, RI)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: “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.
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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.
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School Specific Advice

What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
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...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
103 Words
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...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
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...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
58 Words
My best interview was my Harvard interview, i think that's why I got waitlisted rather than rejected...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
61 Words
My Brown interview wasn't anything special but I thought it went well. I met a UCLA law student...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
67 Words
I began to regret applying to Princeton after my interview. My interviewer was kind of a jerk, he came late...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
131 Words
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...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
25 Words
I declined a position on the waitlist at...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
44 Words
I accepted the position on Harvard's waitlist because my parent wanted me to....
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More Essays

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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.
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General 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...
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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...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.23
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Science Club/Team, Latino Student Association
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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