College Admissions Info

mseo
mseo
Brown University ‘18
BA, Comparative Literature, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I go to Brown University. I love literature and the languages.
From: , Canada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Brown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Korean

Test Scores

2360
SAT
Highest SAT: 2360
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Drip. Drip. Drip. Three drops of water on dirt. Enough to make a mountain of mud, which I pasted on a fat, twig, glued to another. I kept pasting and gluing over and over, until finally, a small raft large enough to support a squirrel lay before me. A few days before, it occurred to me that Noah’s flood might come back, and I, in first grade and caught up in such an idea wanted to save the world...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
486 Words
I speculate that the mantis shrimp, being able to see sixteen different types of colors, would be able to detect the electromagnetic spectrum. This would mean that they would be able to see the vast array of wavelengths that exist in our universe (i.e. infrared rays, x-rays, ect.). So when they see a human, they would be able to detect, without any added meaning or significance, the heat our bodies retain with infrared rays (kind of like how Neo...







College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
25 Words
Yes, but I found that they really didn't help. I ended up not really using their advice because they really didn't know the full me.

How to increase chances at my school
31 Words
I really explored in depth into the school's character and opportunities. In the end, I even surprised my interviewer about how much I already knew about the school and its opportunities.

What set me apart from other applicants
59 Words
I think I really enhanced my weaknesses. I didn't want to be accepted into a school in which I bsed my essay and got in. I really wanted the school to see the real me and accept me for who I am, with all my flaws. This was tricky however since I can't make my essay into a sob-story.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
65 Words
I researched so much. I ended up doing a lot of volunteer activity that I really didn't put on my Common App. I went to a summer program at Stanford which really emphasized my love for literature. It really helped me to consolidate my major and my passion. So do what you're passionate about! Not something to just try to...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
40 Words
This is a cool option that I hadn't really thought of. I wish I had done this, reach out to professors ahead of applying and trying to form a connection. For sports, I didn't do any so I didn't mind.