College Admissions Info

dsboulanger
dsboulanger
Brown University ‘17
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Interested in current events, politics, economics, sports and music.
From: Winchester , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Brown, Dartmouth, Pomona, Georgetown, UVA, Duke
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Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

2340
SAT
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Italian Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
514 Words
The great jazz pianist Bill Evans argued that jazz is not a musical genre but rather a method of spontaneous performance. This artistic freedom captivated me when I began studying jazz piano in sixth grade. Since then, not only have I developed a love for playing music, I have also discovered a means of expressing my inner self through rhythm and melody. Studying jazz has been an ongoing process of self-discovery. Listening to my teacher play, I could hear his...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
204 Words
My interest in Duke University stems from its combined emphasis on leadership, intellectual rigor, ethical awareness and social responsibility. Since I plan to pursue studies across disciplines, I find the Trinity College’s mission to offer students a broad academic experience highly appealing. Furthermore, the availability of undergraduate research programs for liberal arts students is an engaging opportunity to collaborate in high-level scholarship with the guidance of Duke’s world-renowned faculty. Duke’s International Comparative Studies major presents a chance...





College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
115 Words
Things to consider to easily narrow down your choices: Size--Do you want small (1500-4000), medium (4000-10000), or large (>10000)? Location--Rural vs. urban. North vs. south. East vs. west. Coast vs. inland. Type of institution--undergraduate only liberal arts college; large research university; public vs. private Even though this is useful to cut down the number of institutions to which you apply, it...