College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘17
BA, Urban Studies and Affairs, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Charlotte , North Carolina
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: 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
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew), Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sister, Film, Special Olympics, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
499 Words
“What do you mean, you lost your cat?” I asked, trying desperately not to sound annoyed. After three weeks of pathetic excuses, it was a sorry attempt at retaining my cool and collected façade. He told me again that he wasn’t able to make the shoot because his mother was too upset about the lost cat. Not seeing how his mother had anything to do with him driving ten minutes to my house, I answered curtly, “Alright then,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
116 Words
Film, architecture, and urban planning are as much a part of my life as eating three square meals a day. The idea of simply choosing one makes my palms start to sweat, and thankfully at Brown, I don’t have to choose. At other colleges or universities, I might have to abandon two of my three passions to enter into a track that focuses on just one; but at Brown I can design my own curriculum based on the three...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
183 Words
‘Rowing’ is the name of the sport. ‘Crew’ is a nonspecific name for a rowing team. It is not a “Crew Team.” You cannot “do crew” or “row crew.” Such was the information I received on my first day at Charlotte Youth Rowing (CYR), a youth rowing club I joined in the spring of tenth grade. After seven years of year-round swimming, I was ready for a change. At the time, I was going through a particularly rough stretch in...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
356 Words
“No... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you—he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.” Such is the claim Israel Zangwill makes in his turn of the century play, The Melting Pot. But at age twelve, I was convinced this “superman” had already come, emerging from Zangwill’s metaphorical Crucible with untapped power resting just below the surface of his familiar skin. This man, heralding from...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
129 Words
My favorite course that I've taken at Brown so far has been Crime and the City, taught by Stefan Bloch, PhD. The course deals with really topical issues like overpolicing, criminalization of black and brown bodies, and Broken Windows...