College Admissions Info

nancygao06
nancygao06
Brown University, ‘21
BS, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Marine critters lover, Environmental Activist
From: Shanghai , China
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: Duke, Tufts, UC Berkeley, NYU, UCLA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2340
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1580
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

3.93
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Brown, Duke, Tufts, UC Berkeley, NYU, Cornell, UPenn, UCLA, Northwestern: Challenged a belief, Controversial topic, Diversity statement, Issue of personal significance, One moment that changed you, Story central to identity
15 Words
I talked about how I spoke out against gender norms and sexism at our school

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: 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...





Supplemental Essay for Tufts: “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...



Supplemental Essay for NYU: “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...







Supplemental Essay for Brown: “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...



College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
27 Words
I got in my top-choice Brown not because...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
43 Words
Pick a general theme/catch phrase in your profile and find activities to...