Laurenwilson
Laurenwilson,
Brown ‘21
B.A., Political Science and Government
Thriving by doing what I love.
Features Included
5
Essays
2
Schools
1
Scores
3
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Troy, Michigan
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
It was around 6:30 in the evening when I filed onto the train to go back to my host family’s apartment in Shibuya. As I untangled my earphones in my seat, I noticed a little girl, clutching her mother’s hand, gasp at the sight of my dark skin and box braids, as though she’s never seen anyone who looks quite like me before. A cause of great discomfort just a few weeks prior, I shook it off as...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
Why Brown?
It was the beginning of my Brown visit when my tour guide, Max, introduced himself as a computer science major, club volleyball player, and champion drag queen of the campus. I found it amazing that Max, just one individual Brown student, could be so multifaceted, all while being absolutely, unapologetically himself. Brown’s open curriculum and limitless opportunities may be what makes Brown perfect for me on paper, but it’s the diversity not only within the student body, but...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
52 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated?
When I was thirteen, I learned about sexism and homophobia through social media and through small acts of prejudice in my everyday life. I guided myself through heated arguments with pure emotion, resenting those who were ignorant to social issues, but in reality, thirteen-year-old me still had a lot to learn.
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Supplemental Essay: Other
95 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places.
I’m a fourth generation, born and bred resident of Metro-Detroit—my maternal great-grandfather came to Detroit during the Great Migration to work at General Motors, and my paternal great-grandfather was raised in Highland Park. I was mostly raised in the city of Troy, Michigan, and went to school each year with the kids I’d always known. I wanted to branch out, however, so I decided to attend a boarding school in New Hampshire, where my next door neighbors...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
100 Words
Communities or groups: pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.
The LGBT community, particularly the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) at my school has taught me so much about self-acceptance and kindness. I've long been passionate about LGBT rights, but when I became a leader of my school's GSA, I realized that my bisexuality, which for a multitude of reasons I’d questioned since I was a kid, was something worth loving about myself and sharing with the world. My club's members, so eager and caring and supportive, have shaped me into...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
130 Words
The week before I received my college decisions, I was a wreck. I had applied Early Decision, and I wanted soo badly to attend Brown. I knew that it was perfect for me because of the curriculum, and when...
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My advice about getting recommenders
37 Words
Make sure you ask for recommendations EARLY! Make sure you mention...
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
51 Words
After coming from a rigorous high school, and thinking I knew everything there was to...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.65
 
Rank
Top 50%
 
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSocial Justice, LGBT, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity, Debate Club/Team, Cultural, Music: Vocal, Music: Vocal, Music: Vocal
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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