nancygao06
nancygao06,
Brown ‘21
B.S., Biology
Marine critters lover, Environmental Activist
Features Included
5
Essays
9
Schools
9
Scores
2
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Shanghai, China
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I talked about how I spoke out against gender norms and sexism at our school
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
285 Words
Q: There is a Quaker saying: “Let your life speak.” Describe the environment in which you were raised—your family, home, neighborhood or community—and how it influenced the person you are today. ( 200-250 words) Nudibranch /ˈn(y)o͞odəˌbraNGk/ noun. A shell-less sea slug. Ever since I watched “Finding Nemo” at the age of five, my love for marine life and the underwater fantasyland has blossomed as every shelf around the house became occupied with mini-aquariums. While most...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
104 Words
Jumbos aren’t afraid of embarrassing themselves. Whether it’s dancing like a wild baboon at Dance Collective, or getting splatters all over while painting the cannon, or even designing a course about “Cyberfeminism” at ExCollege, the nonjudgmental culture at Tufts allows non-conformists like me to jump at any opportunity without the fear of judgement. I want to go to a school where being “different” is mainstream, where individuality is underscored, where I can conformably crack a witty comment without...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
393 Words
“Read ten thousand books; travel ten thousand miles”—I live by this Chinese proverb. Going beyond book-learning, taking the indefinitely expanding world of human possibility and living it first-hand is what I envision myself doing for a lifetime. Born in Macau, raised in Shanghai, and having lived in L.A., I have encountered the world with multifaceted angles. Throughout my exchange experience in America during freshmen year, the amount of freedom in the classroom brought me out of my comfort...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
135 Words
Why Brown? I love the feeling of drowning. As I drowned myself in a plethora of compositions by Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinman, and Virginia Woolf in English class, I stumbled upon my previously unseen love for the combination of literature, history, and feminism. As I drowned myself in a cytoplasm of reefs, CaCO3, and nudibranchs during my expedition to Borneo, I divulged the intersection of marine biology, chemistry, and environmental justice. With its Liberal Learning Goals and Open Curriculum, Brown...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
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I got in my top-choice Brown not because...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Pick a general theme/catch phrase in your profile and find activities to...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.93
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2340
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

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