charsilverman
charsilverman,
Brown ‘22
B.A., Undecided
I'm from Los Angeles and will be attending Brown in the fall... I'm interested in Visual Art, Gender Studies, Education, Urban Studies, Computer Science, and some other stuff!
Features Included
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Essays
9
Schools
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Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)  (Providence, RI)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Undecided

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?
When I was in the tenth grade, my family and I began going to multi-family group therapy for my sister, who had been struggling with substance abuse. I went to support her recovery even though sharing my emotions was unfamiliar and uncomfortable for me. In each session, a different family would sit in the middle and talk through the issues that brought them to the group. Rather than pay attention, I would often check out. I’d bring pens and...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
182 Words
Why Brown, and why the Brown Curriculum?
Brown strikes me as a place where learning is driven by curiosity and exploration. This year, I’ve had more room in my schedule to take electives based on my interests, and by taking a gender studies course and an online computer science course, I’ve found that I thrive in environments where I have more ownership over my learning goals. While I’m hoping to study MCM and Gender/Sexuality, I’m excited to curate an academic plan that...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
138 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application? If you are "undecided" or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently. (150 word limit)
I see media as a powerful tool for social change, and I hope to make impactful movies that question social constructs and inspire such change. I’m interested in concentrating in Modern Culture and Media because the department’s emphasis on creativity in both thought and practice would support my goal to explore the relationship between media, power, and social justice.The MCM curriculum would help me tell stories that challenge the conventions making up much of today’s culture...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
89 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)
Because I have separate households and my mom is an architect who likes to design our homes and move around, in the last fifteen years, I’ve lived in eleven different houses throughout Los Angeles. Moving to different neighborhoods has introduced me to a range of schools and people, all of which have diversified my experience and perspective on the city. I also lived in Providence and Block Island for two years as an infant, and have gone back to...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
102 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)
Since I began attending my current school in tenth grade, I’ve been enrolled in a film class. The classes are typically made up of students from different backgrounds, grade levels, and friend groups. Because of the workshop nature of the class, we’ve built an environment of trust and empowerment through creativity and authentic storytelling. In this community, I learned to reflect and to look at films — and the world — with a critical eye. My teacher has deliberately shown...
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School Specific Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
52 Words
After being deferred, I sent Brown my visual arts portfolio, which included three films and 10 drawings,...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
201 Words
For this answer to make sense, I'll briefly outline my application process. I applied ED to Brown and got deferred, then went through a very tough month and ended up making a lot of art to get myself through it. I then decided to use it to put together a portfolio to apply to RISD, which wasn't previously on my...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
90 Words
I think the key to my essay was finding a topic that connected a personal story with my interests academically and extracurricularly. I threw out any topic...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
117 Words
SELF-CARE!!! Finding time to take care of yourself needs to be as high of a priority as your application itself. For me, this meant taking "mental-health days" when I needed them. This is a...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.35
(equivalent to 3.87 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Tennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFilm, Other Club/Activity, Social Justice, Research, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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