brianlinus1753
brianlinus1753,
Northwestern ‘23
B.S., Computer Science
Kind of normal.. with average grades and African from kenya
Features Included
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Essays
10
Schools
5
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Nairobi, Kenya
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Minerva Schools at KGI (San Francisco, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“A plate of spaghetti, six pieces of chicken nuggets, a bowl of fish soup, and a plate of French fries covered in chilli sauce. And, don’t forget the dessert, make it warm chocolate with milk. Oh… I could also use that 500ml lemonade as you process the order please.” The disbelief printed in the face of the waiter as he scribbled my order confirmed to me that he definitely heard me right. I get that look a lot and...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
307 Words
Why Northwestern'' Statement (completion strongly recommended):



Other parts of your application give us a sense for how you might contribute to Northwestern. But we also want to consider how Northwestern will contribute to your interests and goals. In 300 words or less, help us understand what aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you, and how you'll make use of specific resources and opportunities here.



Do you plan to complete the ''Why Northwestern'' Statement?

(We HIGHLY recommend you complete this essay.)
The only reason I fear going for lunch in a hotel is probably that I wouldn’t choose between fried chicken and roasted meat and so is my dilemma over my college major. The multifaceted whole brain approach at McCormick, however, grants me the perfect opportunity to pursue my interest in Computer Science whilst acquiring the appropriate skills in entrepreneurship to a one-day startup as an innovator. As an NU computer scientist, I particularly look forward to Software Development EECS 473 –...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
262 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
I held my breath as my trembling fingers, made for the enter key, my eyes glued to the screen savouring every moment. In a split of a second, the results of my sleepless nights were imprinted on the screen. >>>syntax error I felt my eyes became watery but I quickly forged a smile convincing myself I wasn’t about to cry. However disappointed I felt that moment, it wasn’t something new to me. I am not a natural programmer...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
184 Words
I choose to apply to Northwestern because of its great student's body... It has 6 undergraduate colleges with an engineering school, liberal arts school, school of education and social policy, communications school, music school, and journalism school. As an engineering major, I wanted to be on a campus not just surrounded by fellow engineering nerds but...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
24 Words
I wrote about what actually meant much...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
54 Words
Wow... I didn't have low grades but I had pretty low scores on the SAT... What...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
54 Words
I took a gap year... actually its compulsory in the Kenyan Education system.. but the main...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
48 Words
Your essays are your way of speaking who you are to the admissions committees....
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.96
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
26
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
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Highest SAT
1430
 
SAT Score Details
 
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SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesRobotics, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Academic, Career Oriented
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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