College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘21
BA, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Singaporean student headed to Brown University. I'm intending to major in Philosophy and English.
From: Singapore , Singapore
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Philosophy Club, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Dance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for Brown: Creative personal story
675 Words
The Importance of Being Idle I often find salvation on the top deck of a public bus. The Buddha is commonly believed to have said: “To be idle is a short road to death […] foolish people are idle”. (According to an online site that exposes “Fake Buddha Quotes”, this was actually said by Dwight Goddard, a 20th century Buddhism enthusiast. But I digress.) Ironically, I found this quote on the bus home from school, idly reading proverbs of dubious authenticity...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
151 Words
Brown genuinely believes in in its students; its Open Curriculum offers me the freedom to explore my interests while placing faith in my responsibility to steer my own education. This emphasis on both liberty and ownership can seem daunting. However, Brown’s Open Curriculum speaks to me, and given the chance, I would make the most of it. I thrive in environments that promote opportunity and choice. I have a broad range of interests. I would love to engage myself...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Diversity statement
108 Words
My community, Singapore, is multicultural. Coincidentally, so is my family. A classmate once told me, “We can’t be best friends. You’re a different colour”. Lunchtime in primary school showed me that diversity could mean all races under one roof, but still segregated by tables. Singapore is famously cosmopolitan. But, obviously, tolerance doesn’t necessarily mean acceptance. My national community taught me an important lesson. The wider world remains split by lines my biracial family erased. We’re always...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: Unique question posed by school
107 Words
Where have you lived? It’s been an odyssey of apartments. Among others, I’ve lived in a modern sea-facing Singapore shoebox, watching coasts saturated with ships, and in an old nunnery-turned-apartment in Geneva, growing fond of the Swiss countryside. Though we’ve since settled in our permanent abode in Singapore, I’ve attended several schools, experiencing both local and international education systems. In the process, I’ve learned that I have more than one anchor to drop; I can...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
The more you try actively to be the perfect applicant, the...

My advice about getting recommenders
28 Words
Pick teachers that will rave about you. Talk...

What I’d change about my application process
10 Words
I would have...