brianlin
brianlin,
WashU ‘20
B.F.A., Visual Arts
Aspiring Communication Design and Computer Science student, food lover extraordinaire
Features Included
6
Essays
7
Schools
17
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Atlanta, Georgia
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
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Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Visual Arts

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Tucked away in the corner of my bedroom sits a giant blue box labeled “Childhood Memories”. The objects inside are what one would expect from a child with an overactive imagination and an abundance of free time; among other things, there was an eight page comic book of my pet hamster’s adventures as a crime-fighting superhero, a scrapbook of all the plants and animals in my backyard, and an empty space reserved for my imaginary friend, Robot Robert. I...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
769 Words
When I was in 7th grade, and gazed down from the top of the Empire State building at the maze of crisscrossed buildings and alleyways below, I was amazed by how the wide, double-lane roads I saw at ground level shrunk to thin lines that intersected and formed parallel connections with each other, creating a breathtaking network of interconnected contours and boundaries. I thought about how the spaces between the roads—alleyways and rooftops—connected like pieces of a jigsaw...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
885 Words
Throughout my life, change has been my one constant companion. My first experience with true change occurred in the summer of 2004 when my parents told me that I would be continuing elementary school in America. After hearing the news, I tried to conjure up an image of what America actually looked like, and remembered being mortified about what my six year-old mind came up with. My experience with American culture up to that point came from Chinese-dubbed spaghetti westerns that...
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Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
957 Words
When I was in third grade, I received my very first sketchbook. In actuality, it was supposed to be a journal; one of my assignments given by my teacher was to keep a daily journal for a month, after which we would share our stories to class. My parents took me to a local crafts shop, and I selected a notebook that was made with brown faux-leather and looped with black coils on the side. The notebook was plain and...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
320 Words
Beyond rankings, location, and athletics, why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech? (max 150 words) To me, Georgia Tech is an institution which bridges together disciplines from seemingly disparate fields and connects them within the context of real-world problem solving. I would be extremely excited to incorporate my artistic skills and interests with computer software programming in developing visual interactions between humans and machines. Therefore, Tech's Industrial Design program would provide a perfect synthesis for my interests. By combining a...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
616 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit) To any casual observer, my house would look like a single red speck in a Levittown-inspired example of suburban homogeneity. The clay-red colonial exterior is bland and unassuming, and the same judgment could be passed about the entire neighborhood. However, appearances are often deceiving. As the first...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
218 Words
Interest, interest, interest! WashU is one of those schools that is big on accepting students who show that they want to come here. A great way to show interest is to go to college fairs and seminars WashU college counselors are at, or to visit the campus. If you are at a college seminar, make sure to approach the counselors, introduce yourself, and get their...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
150 Words
In the end, it came down to fit and how I thought the school would align with my interests when I applied. I wanted to pick schools with a good humanities and arts programs (Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Wash U). As for discovering what colleges to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Band
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Experience & Awards

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