College Admissions Info

Brown University, ‘19
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Brown neuroscience major in the PLME program!
From: Johnson City , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Brown, Cornell, UGA, GA Tech, Emory, Vanderbilt, Pitt, GWU
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2320
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Library Volunteer, National Honor Society, Nursing Home Volunteer, Student Council / Government
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College Application Essays

Sophia. See how the s rolls into a gentle o, how the p and h balance each other in harmony, how the i peeks up shyly and bows to a long, graceful a. Sophia. Wisdom, from Ancient Greek, name of a mythical saint, lent to the Haiga Sophia, carried by the noble houses of Britain and Germany. It’s the perfect name for me. Only I’m not Sophia. Now, I tilt my head down to hide the fire scorching...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
210 Words
Why Brown? (200 word limit) Last summer, I attended the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program as a Latin major. This experience not only allowed me to completely immerse myself in the works of Galen, Apicius, and Hippocrates for my final project on Roman Medicine, but showed me what I value most in a college—intellectual stimulation and freedom in an engaged student body, all of which Brown fosters and encourages. Brown entices me because its mantra of learning for the sake...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
149 Words
When I joined the Junior Classical League, I never expected to become so attached to—and so thankful for—such a community. Since that first day I walked into Latin club as a wide eyed freshman, they’ve embraced me with open arms, supporting me and helping me grow from a reticent girl-in-the-corner to an outgoing, witty—and perhaps even daring—explorer of the classics. Through fondly singing the JCL Song out of tune each summer at Convention to obnoxiously...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
136 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit) Besides sparse memories and exaggerated parental anecdotes, I barely remember my first five years in China, California, and Texas. But even until today, I consider Tennessee, my home for five years, as my hometown: looking down from its Great Smoky Mountains, I discovered my love for heights,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
204 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated in our Member Section, earlier in this application? If you are "undecided" or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently. (150 word limit) While researching for my Toshiba ExploraVision project in ninth grade, I became entirely fascinated by the sheer detail of the microscopic world, by the profound processes constantly taking place in...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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I would limit the number...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
34 Words
I saw two private counselors for free consultations; one was...

Why I ultimately chose my school
28 Words
Brown's PLME program guarantees admission to Alpert Med...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
39 Words
A Governor's Honors Program (if your state has one) is not only...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Make sure your recommender is someone you know very well; don't just pick...