alec_sanders
alec_sanders,
Brown ‘21
B.A., Economics
Hi everyone! I am a member of the Brown Class of 2021. I am very excited to help anyone with inquiries about the college application process.
Features Included
6
Essays
7
Schools
14
Scores
3
Advice
3
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown naples, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
I was ten-years-old and stuck in a room with no space. I rushed to the hall closet, got the drawing pad, and went to work. My mind flooded with ideas, a phenomenon that I called “designer’s high,” which would, overtime, become ordinary in my everyday life. I settled on a somewhat unorthodox, yet space efficient design: I would build a platform that hangs five feet above the floor (my approximate height at the time) and would suspend my bed,...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
Create a Theory
Throughout my life, I’ve become interested in countless theories: Quantum Theory, Theory of Relativity, Intrinsic Value Theory. Many don’t stick with you throughout the years, but there are some that do, like the Jelly Bean Theory. I walked into my internship at the Union Bank of Switzerland and the first thing my boss asked me was, "Do you like Jelly Beans?" I didn't respond quickly enough, so he answered for me. First off, he didn't even care if...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
500 Words
Explain an interest that you have
“Warren Buffett is fond of saying that any player unaware of the fool in the market probably is the fool in the market.” This quote from Michael Lewis in his book “Liar’s Poker” was branded in my brain at the age of thirteen. I didn’t want to be the fool in the room; nobody did. So what’s the solution? Know the game. The game we call the economy. Once you know the game, you can change the...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
250 Words
Explain why you are interested in the major that you have selected.
Art is a metaphor for control. Every choice that an artist makes is entirely and undoubtedly the artist’s. However, artists are also influenced by the choices of the people around them. One of Van Gogh’s greatest influences was painter Paul Gauguin. Gauguin’s choices of color and angles set bases for some of Van Gogh’s greatest pieces. Much like how artists are influenced by the choices of other artists, people in the modern world are influenced by...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
154 Words
Explain your interest in the economy.
When I reached forty-eight inches in height, I was finally able to reach the food samples at Costco. At this height, I also began to witness consumerism; people with seemingly endless desires, booking their next vacations and buying two-gallon jugs of massage oil. I remember thinking, "Nobody needs that much massage oil", and then wondering, "So, why buy it?" These shopping trips triggered endless questions of economic movement.  Who controls the economy? Who sets the prices? How in the world...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
104 Words
Where do you live?
My life began in Philadelphia, where I lived for six years. The city was a very exciting, yet unstable environment for a kid of my age. My days in the city found a bearable medium of excitement and instability that would make any six-year-old thrive. At the end of my sixth year my family moved and my life flipped. Naples is a quaint town, in fact, it is the exact opposite of my life in the Philadelphia. Many parts were...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
86 Words
For me, I had always had a very strong interest in economies and financial markets. So, as an applicant I could write about the topic that...
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My advice about getting recommenders
88 Words
As you have probably heard before: find a recommender who understands the intrinsic value of you as an applicant and also as a person. Many people...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
86 Words
The college application process is stressful to so many people because they get caught up in the 'what if' scenarios (what if I don't get in...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
5.00
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details13 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse, Cross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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