Brown ‘21
B.S., Economics
Excited to be at Brown in the fall and excited to help out the next generation of college applicants!
Features Included


Hometown Livingston, New Jersey
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I became a pastry chef at age eight. When I placed my strawberry mint tart into the oven, I could already imagine the final product. The sticky fruit filling would be sweet yet not too sweet, balanced by the correct amount of acidity. The buttery crust that enveloped the strawberries would be flaky and airy at the same time. What actually came out of the oven was inedible. The crust, if it could even be called that, was chewy and...
Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
891 Words
I was tired. Tired of sitting in the public library after school every day. Tired of reading articles about the next teenage superstar propelling himself or herself towards greatness, while I remained stationary. As I thought about the state of my life, head slumped forward on my fist, the fragrant scent of a Starbucks coffee roused me from my daze. Andrew was entering the library; I could smell him before I could see him. A cup of espresso clutched in...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
279 Words
My earliest memory of second grade is one of unbelievable thirst, felt sitting alone near the front of the bus. School sapped me of moisture every day. After my third cup of water at home, I told mother of my discomfort in school. Courtesy of taking first grade in China, I could do my times tables faster than anyone else in class. But I wasn’t proud. Not at all. The other kids made fun of me after the Pledge...
Supplemental Essay: Other
161 Words
In one week, I mastered the art of the handshake. Boys State was cutthroat yet collaborative, tiring yet exhilarating. We listened to speeches from big names like Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Cory Booker. However, I found my inspiration not in these rallies but in a dark auditorium. Mayor of Springfield Ziad Shehady stood in front of our small group and stressed the importance of stepping forward and reaching out to as many people as possible. I grasped his lessons...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
114 Words
I spend weekends next to people who talk to walls. I’m not at a mental asylum. I’m at a forensics tournament, listening to speech competitors rehearse their pieces. The debaters sitting with me are faces that I see every weekend. Over time, we’ve built a community. From our hours of research on the issues, we come to different conclusions and don’t hesitate to share and change our opinions. I’m glad my stances on issues like...

School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, collaborative,...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
157 Words
Initially I wasn't as interested in Brown as I was in many of my other schools, but as I researched the school when I was writing supplements, I grew to like Brown more and more. Finally, I visited the school during admitted students day, and I loved...
How I chose schools to apply to
136 Words
For me, finding schools was mostly a matter of major. I chose to apply to schools with good business or economics programs, because those were the subjects that I felt related most to my interests and my intended career. I...
How to increase chances at my school
60 Words
At the admitted students day for Brown, the dean of admissions made note that even though everyone...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
79 Words
I think that the most important thing about interviews is to make them conversational, because that's what they are: conversations. Treat your interviewer like...

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
116 Words
Recommendations are probably the most underrated aspect of the college admissions process. They offer another perspective on the student that can reveal a lot to admissions officers. So when you're looking for teachers to...
What set me apart from other applicants
127 Words
Based on personal experience, I've come to realize that the quality of your extracurricular activities matters a lot more than the quantity of your extracurricular activities; it is more worthwhile to involve yourself deeply with only a...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
134 Words
I know that it can seem intimidating when everyone else around you seems to be getting internships, research opportunities, etc. during the summer. You, however, should only be concerned with summer activities that are aligned with your passions; don't go...
Post-college plans
75 Words
Since a young age, I've looked up to figures like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. I'm still fascinated by startups and entrepreneurship, but...
What I’d change about my application process
73 Words
Unlike a lot of friends, I got a relatively early start on my common app essay. However, I still procrastinated a lot...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 1%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores



ActivitiesFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Debate Club/Team, Key Club, Math Team, National Honor Society, School Band

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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