Florida ‘21
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Hi! I'm Brooke and I'm studying biomedical engineering at UF
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Hometown Gainesville, Florida
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
665 Words
Failure experience
As I smoothed the ruffles of my dress and fixed the straps of my sandals, I heard my mother ask from the driver’s seat if I was ready. I replied enthusiastically, bubbling over with the mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with experiencing something for the first time. It was the summer after eighth grade, and I was on my way to my first interview. It was a job interview for middle schoolers’ most coveted volunteer position in...
An Open Letter to my Younger Cousin: Being a teenager is nothing like it is portrayed in movies. Although media would like you to think that your teenage years are full of drama, gossip, and fun, the decisions that you make when given more freedom to do so are what really matter. One aspect of being a teenager is that you gain the responsibility of making your own decisions. This is a double-edged sword, because you will have the power...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
152 Words
In 2012, my middle school held an all-girls field trip to the University of Florida for us to learn about engineering. At the time, I did not fully understand what engineering was. However, as faculty taught us more about engineering and helped us through activities to demonstrate each discipline, I fell in love. Since then, I have dreamed of becoming a biomedical engineer. Because of Duke’s unmatched engineering program, impressive thinkers, and engaged faculty, I feel that Duke would be...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
202 Words
Although a plethora of ideas come to mind, I would use funding to design and create a machine to help my grandfather become mobile again. When I was younger, he suffered a stroke, leaving him unable to do the things he loved. He used to play golf every day for hours, and even got an offer to become a professional golf player. However, whenever he suffered a stroke, he was unable to hold or properly swing a golf club. Seeing...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
232 Words
Out of all the words that constitute my vocabulary, headstrong has the most meaning to me. Despite its negative connotation, it is still the epitome of what I strive to be: someone who defends their beliefs and is not afraid to be challenged. Although headstrong could be understood as being stubborn, it could also be described as being determined and unyielding. When describing myself, I prefer to use headstrong because of my strenuous effort to resolve any problem that is...
Supplemental Essay: Other
404 Words
An experience that stands out to me was my job at College For Kids, a local educational summer camp. During my time there, I was a Counselor-In-Training (CIT), which involved aiding various classes to children between the ages of ten and fourteen. My love for math and the sciences enabled me to assist in classes congenial to my interests, such as “Math Quest” and “World of Biochemistry”, as well as some art, building, and beginners’ robotics classes. College For Kids...
Supplemental Essay: Other
157 Words
In the summer before my junior year, I started volunteering at a local summer camp, Santa Fe College For Kids. At this camp, I help to teach various classes to children between the ages of ten and fourteen. I teach science classes, creative classes, and sports classes. I am responsible for watching over classes of up to sixteen children and providing a good role model that children can both relate to and look up to. In addition to volunteering at...

School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
79 Words
I knew that I wanted to major in, so I looked up what the best colleges were for my major. From this list, I...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
85 Words
At UF, there is a great sense of camaraderie between students. Not only during football season, but with everything. Even when you go out of state,...

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
84 Words
Scholarships are a lot harder to get than everybody tells you. Apply to as many scholarships as you can, because you do not want to...
My advice about getting recommenders
69 Words
Always ask teachers that you have the best relationship with. Teachers do not hesitate to write the truth in recommendations, so...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
69 Words
Volunteer in your community for a cause that you are passionate about! Not only will you have work and leadership experience...

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SportsLacrosse, Golf


ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Spanish Club, Charity Drive Organizing, Prom Committee, Church
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