Sophiaskw15
Sophiaskw15,
Brown ‘21
B.A., Computer Science
Brown Sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Russian Studies on ROTC scholarship
Features Included
6
Essays
2
Schools
11
Scores
9
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Kalispell, Montana
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. 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.
The trilobite perched on the shelf in an unassuming swirl of Paleozoic mystique, imprinted with the memories of tumultuous ancient seas. Nearby, a yellow-flecked, rubberized lizard flopped pathetically next to a rigid plastic tiger, whose painted eyes seemed permanently appalled at the state of the surrounding classroom. This unlikely menagerie lurked in the background of my thoughts, a fascination in its complexity and a threat in the unknown it symbolized. Every morning when I entered my 5th grade class, I...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
158 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
Endless strings of seemingly incoherent words filled the screen. A mountainous pile of paperwork teetered precariously on the edge of my desk. With an interest in computer coding and a drive to create change, I had decided to code an app to consolidate resources for hunger alleviation in the state of Montana. Living in the county with the highest incidence of homelessness in my home state, I knew this idea could make an impact. I pushed through error after error,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
158 Words
Why Brown?
All my life I’ve been told my interests are too “all over the place.” “Why are you doing Alzheimer’s research when you’re a writing person?” people ask, or “Why are you coding? Are you not good at debate anymore?” Touring Brown’s campus this August, I came to understand how greatly Brown values—even encourages— diversity of interests. Tour guides Kristy, biochemistry major and self-described Renaissance woman, and Paul, philosophyphysics major and president of the bird-watching club,...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
106 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.
At a young age, I left behind the sky-scraping buildings of New York City for Kalispell, Montana’s, amber waves of grain (with a brief intermission in Iowa’s corn fields). Time moves slower here; anything trendy in the rest of the nation takes exactly two years to make it to Montana. But, a life more sheltered from acai bowls, cronuts, and Kardashians is far from a dull one. In the simplicity comes a beauty, an uninterrupted appreciation. Now, even...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
101 Words
Communities or groups: pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.
As a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, my childhood differed from my peers in many regards. I could recite “Oh Canada!” just as well as “The Star Spangled Banner.” Having a distinctly Canadian accent made me the butt of elementary school jokes every time I apologized with a “sooh-ry.” Even today, asking to “boor-ow” a pencil in a country of “bah-rowing” makes it a 10-minute ordeal rather than a five-second favor. This distinction bred in me simultaneously...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
120 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated?
I’ve always been and observer. Taking mental note of people and patterns is more habitual than intentional. Writing allows me to capture these copious streams of mental notes in a fleeting minute. Business economics and entrepreneurship are a natural extension of these traits, something my current work in the nonprofit sector has opened my eyes to. Observing is an integral skill in any organization or venture, whether it’s taking note of the state of the financial markets or...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
27 Words
I chose Brown because of the open curriculum,...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, Passionate,...
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How I would rate the alumni network at my school
7 Words
The alumni...
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
15 Words
Brown cares a lot about...
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How to increase chances at my school
35 Words
You can increase chances of getting into Brown by pursuing areas...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
51 Words
By focusing on forging my own path in high school and making opportunities where none...
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Post-college plans
36 Words
Post-college, I intend to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
37 Words
Picking a topic for the Common App Personal Statement can be...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
34 Words
To reduce stress in applying to college, I applied to...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesComputer / Technology Volunteer, Research, Debate Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science/Math, Model Congress / Model UN, Book Buddies, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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