jhidysmith
jhidysmith,
Brown ‘21
B.S., Neuroscience
Creative and organized student hoping to pursue a career in emergency medicine
Features Included
5
Essays
2
Schools
4
Scores
7
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Francisco, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
652 Words
Creative personal story, Family background
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.
At 8:16 on a Monday morning, I walked to the front of a classroom in our new yellow school building on Valencia street, and announced to the circle of fellow fourth graders that I was changing my name… to Jupiter. I do not remember giggles or smiles, but I suspect there was a small sea of faces staring wide-eyed and confused, unsure of what to make of the 5’8” fourth grader looming in front of them. I do remember, however, the sensation...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
67 Words
Why Brown?
When my college counselor asked me to close my eyes and envision my ideal college campus, I pictured rust red brick buildings and aggressively green grass, students studying and working together and learning from each other’s diverse experiences. Walking onto the Brown campus six months later, it felt like my ideal. I want to be in an environment that cultivates learning for the process, not just
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Supplemental Essay: Other
214 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. (100 word limit)
In our small white house with green trim in the outer sunset of San Francisco, there were not enough bedrooms for my family of four, and I was endowed with the kitchen pantry as my bedroom. As I grew taller and taller, it became apparent that a bed could not fit in my room, so instead I slept in a wobbly old hammock nailed between the walls. When we moved eleven blocks towards the ocean Christmas of sixth grade, I...
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Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
149 Words
We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (100 word limit)
Though my parents are strong atheists, they made the decision to send me to a Quaker middle school in the Mission. Though the SF Friends School technically provided a faith based education, it focused more on the six ideals by which Quaker’s live their lives than on any God or prayer. Through my Quaker education I was immersed in a community that thrived on the ideals of the SPICES: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship. On my first...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
142 Words
1. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit)
I sang with the SF Girls Chorus for 10 years, from the time I was six to the end of my junior year of high school. This past year, I was offered a paid job at the chorus as an administrative intern where I help with finances, enrolling girls in the chorus, and talk to prospective parents. I’m grateful to be able to continue being a part of an organization that has influenced me so strongly and to mold my...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
70 Words
I decided not to take a gap year because I truly love school and I was anxious to start Brown as...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
76 Words
I wanted to write about so many things in my essay and choosing one was really difficult. Originally, I actually wrote five essays,...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
88 Words
Don't talk to people about it all the time! College talk can consume a whole year of your life and it's easy to forget that there...
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Misconceptions I had about college before attending
72 Words
Well, when I applied early decision to Brown I actually didn't know that it was an ivy. So I was expecting this...
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Post-college plans
44 Words
I plan to attend med-school after I graduate, hopefully somewhere in New York...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
102 Words
Do something that actually interests you! Everyone wants to have fun and do something exciting over the summer - don't feel obligated to do something because it looks good on applications....
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
72 Words
I definitely did not use a private admissions counselor. Many people spend thousands of dollars trying to get into college when the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.24
(equivalent to 3.87 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
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Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1240
 
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Other SAT Scores
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesArt, Choir, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Multicultural / International Club

Experience & Awards

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