College Admissions Info

zachmiami
zachmiami
Brown University ‘17
BA, Economics, Public Health, Public Policy Analysis, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Economics and Political Science Concentrator and Rugby Player at Brown
From: Miami
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Brown, Tulane, Northwestern, Rice, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, WashU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2340
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
825 Words
“Fifteen. The answer is 15.” “Are you sure?” A moment of hesitation, and then, “Yes.” It was one of my first days tutoring at Tucker Elementary, an inner-city school where 98 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. My fourth-grade pupil, Darlin, seemed intelligent, but easily distracted and not inclined to study. I was tutoring him for the FCAT, the standardized math and reading tests used to determine funding for Florida public schools and assess a student’s...











Additional Essay Details:
14 Words
Supplemental essay talked about reconciling my mom's Catholic background with my dad's Jewish background.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
188 Words
When I was deferred from my early decision school, to say my parents freaked out would be an understatement. There were three weeks until the regular decision deadline, and, as a result of my overconfidence, I had not started a single supplement. In addition, my school counselor was soon going on winter vacation. Needless to say, I was not in...





How to increase chances at my school
611 Words
As the college admissions process has become increasingly competitive, some students have looked for creative and different ways to maximize their chances of admission. When in a pool of 30,000 applicants for a class of 2,000, trying to do anything to stand out might seem appealing, but some of these strategies can easily backfire. It’s a good idea to try to...











Why I ultimately chose my school
106 Words
Brown's Open Curriculum would allow me to explore my widely diverse academic interests, such as Post-Soviet Russia, Modernist Literature, Art History, and Biology, while concentrating in Community Health, studying abroad in Beijing and preparing for medical school. Brown’s New Curriculum would not not force me to pick and choose. Knowing that interests can change, I find it reassuring that...