College Admissions Info

oveira
oveira
Brown University ‘17
BS, Public Health

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Atlanta , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Brown, UGA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2010
SAT
Highest SAT: 2010
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Debate Club/Team

College Application Essays

It’s a peculiar thing to be told you’re offbeat. I love music. And when I listen to my favorite song, I feel as if I’ve merged with the melody. The only problem is, I’m not merged with the music at all. In fact, it’s often as if I’m listening to an entirely different song. When I tap my foot or clap my hands, I’m so offbeat that it becomes annoying to others listening....







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
199 Words
Question: We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. Answer: When I decided to be on my school's newspaper staff, I had no idea I would be staying at school until the janitors kicked me out. I had no clue I would spend countless hours preparing newspapers for print. Nor did I expect to become a part of...



Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
385 Words
Question: Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz once said, "Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view." With this in mind, describe a moment when your perspective changed. Answer: This year, my debate team made a video, lip-synching to Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit, “Call Me Maybe.” The video would welcome newcomers to...







Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
138 Words
Question: What is something you created that makes you especially proud, and why? Answer: No matter how ecstatic, angry, upset or mellow I'm feeling, there is always one thing I can rely on: a post-it note. When you walk through my door, you see the typical elements of a teenager's room: a bed, a desk, and a heap of clothes. But behind a wall lies a collection of my emotions; a wall of post it notes. Individually, they are erratic...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
132 Words
Question: A distinctive feature of the Brown Curriculum is the opportunity to be the architect of your education. Why does this academic environment appeal to you? Answer: Biology and Evolution of Language is not a typical class for someone interested in Education Studies and English, but I want to take it. As a student, I've seen how many connections can be made across disciplines. This class and classes like it will give me the breadth I need not only to...



College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
46 Words
If you know someone affiliated with the University of your choice, you can ask them to write a letter on your behalf. One of my parents' friends, an interviewer for Brown, wrote a letter for someone who was waitlisted and he was removed from the list.

My advice about getting recommenders
45 Words
I got a letter of recommendation from a Brown professor. The summer after my junior year I took two Summer@Brown courses and ended up doing really well in both of them. I got one of my professors to write a letter on my behalf.