hbrown98
hbrown98,
Tufts ‘20
B.S., Biology
Gymnast, climber, cat-lover, and full-time nerd.
Features Included
4
Essays
8
Schools
18
Scores
14
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown New Britain, Connecticut
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
92 Words
I am happiest when I am consumed by curiosity, immersed in a sea of knowledge. When I’m listening to Ted Talks about quorum sensing, researching the contexts of Biblical or Qur'anic passages, creating a formula to find the empty area in Sierpinski's triangle after the nth step (3n-14nx23), ([3^(n-1)]/4^n)(x^2)[3^(½)]I am part of something bigger. Brown offers a learning environment where curiosity, not grades, drives learning, where passion guides fields of study through the Open Curriculum....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
I never thought that I would fall in love with Oberlin. It was my mom’s alma mater, a conservatory for dedicated musicians, not simply music appreciators like me. But love is unpredictable. This love story begins during an alumni reunion. I fell in love again and again each hour I spent on campus. I fell in love with the peace and warmth of the Muslim prayer room, with the sophistication yet accessibility of the science labs, with the comfort...
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School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
121 Words
I interviewed for Tufts, and the interview did not go very well. The interviewer had a very negative view of my inner city public high school and his biases reflected in the interview. HOWEVER, I still...
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Why I declined other schools
54 Words
My top three schools I chose between were Wellesley, Brown, and Tufts. Ultimately, I decided against...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
21 Words
Ultimately, I chose Tufts because of...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
40 Words
Tufts is known as a very quirky school. Highlight some aspect of...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
139 Words
Friendly: everyone is super nice. It's easy to strike up a conversation wherever you are and people will love to talk to you. Passionate: talk to a Tufts student about what they're interested, and their eyes will light up. Whether it's social...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
83 Words
I'm currently involved in the Rock Climbing club team, Enigma, and MSA. I love the rock climbing team because it's a great community and the...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
39 Words
Do a pre-orientation program! There are a lot of options, including CAFE,...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
653 Words
Challenged a belief
“La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah.” There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet. A smile grew on my face as I started to laugh. I couldn’t contain my joy. “You’re Muslim now!” my friend exclaimed. I could hear her smile through the phone. “Alhamdulillah,” I breathed. Praise be to God. Growing up as a daughter of two Christian ministers, faith has been a central part of my life from the beginning. Illustrated Bible...
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Supplemental Essay Other
68 Words
I had to write a lot of supplements for the schools I applied to. In each essay, I tried to expand on a certain part of myself. Doing research on the schools I applied to was also essential--while I remained true to myself in my essays, I did try to capitalize on attributes I knew the school I was applying to valued, e.g. diversity and intellectual curiosity.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
54 Words
I would start earlier! While I wasn't submitting my applications 30 minutes before the deadline, I was...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
45 Words
I did not use any sort of college counselor, so I can't speak to...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
There isn't one right thing to do during the summer. Do something that interests...
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What set me apart from other applicants
28 Words
A few years ago, I converted to Islam....
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
88 Words
I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship from Tufts that covers all of my student loans. In addition, I applied for dozens of outside scholarships....
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How I chose schools to apply to
97 Words
Narrowing down my list of schools to apply to was incredibly difficult. I made lists upon lists of qualities I was looking for, stats, and subjective reviews. For me,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
81 Words
Ask early! In late fall, teachers will be swamped with requests for recommendations. It is also helpful to give a deadline for the recommendation...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.49
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2300
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsGymnastics

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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