College Admissions Info

alexf425
Brown University, ‘19
BS, Bioinformatics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Columbia , Missouri
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Brown, UC Berkeley, U of Minnesota, UMich
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Romanian, French

Test Scores

2270
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

3.90
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, Math Team, Dance, Community or summer theater/plays
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College Application Essays

664 Words
I waited politely for my roommate to close the door behind her, and immediately broke down crying. I was in Beijing, China, on a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) exchange program; I’d never been so far from everything I knew. After a lonely night in Beijing, I was taken to Chengdu, a city of 8 million people that dwarfed everything I’d seen before. My first week there was miserable. Each morning, I woke up to check my...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
177 Words
Brown has classes that I’m really interested in. Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline; few schools have that class, yet Brown has courses in Computational Molecular Biology, which is exactly what I want to pursue. In addition, because of the freedom at Brown in terms of choosing one’s classes, I could learn about other things that are of interest to me-- like epigenetics (which is an amazing new field of study) or even something that’s not necessarily what...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
256 Words
On Christmas two years ago, my brother got a Lego Mindstorms robot and briefly got into computer programming. Seeing how much fun he was having, I gave it a try. I made an account on Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), an introductory programming website, and got hooked. I never thought I’d enjoy it, since I’ve never been “good at” computers. Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong! I loved how everything was logical, how I could manipulate...





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