College Admissions Info

awoods19
awoods19
Brown University, ‘19
BA, Developmental and Child Psychology, Family Practice and Pediatric Nursing, Forensic Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Public Health, Psychiatric and Mental Health Services, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 9 advice topics

Student Background

Hello! I'm Auriana and I'm an incoming freshman at Brown University in Providence, RI. I'm from Seattle, WA, but attended high school at a boarding school in coastal California.
From: Seattle , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, Native American, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Brown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

32
ACT
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High School Performance

4.01
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: After School Program Coordinator, American Red Cross, Black Student Union, Community Cleanup / Service, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Gay/Straight Alliance, Key Club, Political Campaign, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

The 5 Stages of Being Biracial 1. Denial At first, I think that I am just like everyone else. We all look the same in our little Seattle suburb. Maybe my hair is curlier than the rest of my friends, and my skin is a tone or two darker, but I have a mom and a dad just like the other kids. People always touch my hair, and when I’m with my dad, strangers often stare and ask if I belong...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
211 Words
I was raised in a very multicultural household: my father is African American and my mother is half Cherokee Indian and half Caucasian. Needless to say, my life has been full of learning about different cultures, perspectives, and ideas. Therefore, while searching for a college, I am not only looking for a place that will provide me with a top-notch education, but also an institution that values diversity as much as I do. Brown not only boasts an incredible number...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
147 Words
I believe that we are thrust into different communities and groups of people for a reason; whether it be family, or friends, or a cultural group. That each of these groups are meant to teach us something about ourselves and what we value. When I was about 13 years old, my mother was told that her father was not her father, and that her biological dad was a Native American man living in rural Idaho. Here we were, finally understanding why...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
90 Words
Up until I was fourteen years old, I had lived in Seattle, Washington my entire life. Although that included many different houses between my mother and father, (8, to be exact) we never left the city that I was born and raised in. That was of course, before I decided that I wanted to go off to boarding school. At age fourteen, I moved out of the house and to my new school in the extraordinary Pebble Beach, California, where I...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
If I could change anything about my application process, I would try to...





My advice about getting recommenders
68 Words
Get recommenders that truly know you! Even if you haven't had your highest grade in their class, if they know...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
51 Words
For Brown, I wrote about the diversity on campus, and how important it was for...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
43 Words
I applied as early as possible for financial aid, and also applied through...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
81 Words
Location wise, I love Brown because its right in the middle of Providence, and incredible city. I like that the city is sizable, but...





How I chose schools to apply to
84 Words
At first, I just looked at schools online. My first instinct was to look at smaller liberal arts schools. I applied to fly-ins (programs in...





Why I ultimately chose my school
51 Words
I was an ED applicant, so my choice really was in applying Early. I love...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
59 Words
I used just my school college counselor. You'd be surprised how much they can help. I had a...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
35 Words
I've worked at a preschool every summer since I was 11, and...