College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘21
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I will be attending Brown in Fall 2017.
From: Providence , Rhode Island
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, Wesleyan, BU, Tulane
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Political Campaign, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Brown, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Vanderbilt, UC Berkeley, BU, Tulane, Wesleyan: Challenged a belief, Controversial topic, Failure experience, Leadership experience
677 Words
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn changed my life. The book’s pages teem with America’s historical transgressions, but none of them sparked my indignation more than the story of Christopher Columbus.  I never gave Columbus a thought beyond “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” until I read about how he exploited the indigenous population of Hispaniola. According to Zinn, the Spaniards treated the natives with such brutality and contempt that they wiped out their...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
164 Words
Although I am passionate about neuroscience and computing, I also care about social justice. Brown is the ideal school for me because of its culture of progressive activism. I was inspired to lead a campaign for Indigenous People’s Day in my town because of Brown’s initiative. I imagine myself thriving among the passionate and devoted people at Brown. Brown also has some of the best neuroscience and computer science departments in the world. With the flexibility of Brown...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Other
157 Words
I want to study the intersection of computer science and neuroscience because I am fascinated by how computing can be used to model and study the brain. This summer, as a lab assistant in a Yale neuroscience lab under Marvin Chun, I made my own small research contribution. I demonstrated that brain scan data taken over short intervals of time from attention experiments can be used to predict a person’s performance on the attention task. It was no watershed...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
161 Words
I suggest that you waive the right to read your recommendation letters. This lets the admissions offices at your colleges know that your letter is candid because your recommender wrote this letter without it being subject to your approval. I understand that doing this can feel like a...

What set me apart from other applicants
162 Words
I believe that my college application was unique because I portrayed myself as both STEM-obsessed and a talented programmer who wants to do neuroscience research, and as a social activist-humanitarian who is devoted to advancing social justice causes. I highlighted these two sides of myself by writing about my...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
166 Words
I did not hire a private admissions counselor. Instead, I received a lot of application advice from a number of friends and family members who attended elite colleges. These included my sister who attends UC Berkeley, my sister's close friend who attended Brown, my brother-in-law who attended Yale, and my...