JaneBrown
JaneBrown,
Brown ‘17
B.A., History
Outdoorsy book lover
Features Included
4
Essays
9
Schools
6
Scores
11
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Last April, I spent four days in the woods of New England’s White Mountains, alone. Perhaps you have read essays about students discovering their connection with nature on wilderness solos. This is not one of those essays. It is about the time I stayed in a sleeping bag for 17 hours, trying to forget I was outside.
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
757 Words
Maybe it started when I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books about her journey as a young girl from Wisconsin to various settlements in the western territories. Or maybe it has been the result of my 13 years at a school that introduced rigorous education for young women at a time when every other option was a finishing school. Just maybe it was finding out that I share a birthday with Neil Armstrong. Whatever did it, I have always wanted to...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
226 Words
For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Ancient Egypt. When I was little, I tied together two rocking chairs and a cardboard box, piled in all of my books on Egypt, and called it the Egyptmobile. A friend and I dressed as reincarnated pharaohs and queens, mummified our Barbies, and acted out our favorite myths. In middle school, my friend moved on, but I never did. Whenever I had a chance to expand the curriculum...
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Supplemental Essay Other
100 Words
I choose topics that I hoped explained who I was in diverse ways, in order to turn the length of supplements into an asset rather than a burden. I also knew that my chosen common-app essay topic could quickly become clichéd and so I worked to make the prose creative and engaging. To this end, I asked my favorite english teacher to look it over. Her advice made the essay much stronger, and made me more confident than I...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
105 Words
I would highly recommend interviews, especially with small, liberal arts colleges. Almost without exception, I was accepted to the schools I interviewed with, and did less well with those I did not....
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How I chose schools to apply to
52 Words
Only apply to schools you would actually consider attending. I have friends who only got into...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
35 Words
In college, I joined the crew team, dj for the radio...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
70 Words
I reached out to a professor in a department I was considering majoring in at the school I now attend, and...
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What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
I wrote almost all of my applications between Christmas and New Years. While...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
133 Words
The most incredible thing about Brown are the people here; teachers, students, even staff. Everybody is part of a tightly knit community. I regularly meet with my professors, and feel that they care about me, and make an effort to...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
5 Words
The people...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
113 Words
It's hard to pick just one; I've loved different aspects of lots of classes. But the one class that really stands out is the course I took on Faulkner. What made it so special...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
15 Words
I think most Brown students...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
45 Words
I would try and do things during the summer that you care about and...
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Why I declined other schools
96 Words
I was lucky enough to visit several schools I had gotten into. Those visits made some "no's" easy, if the culture just didn't feel right, or the programs didn't...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1560
 
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsField Hockey

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Model Congress / Model UN, Yearbook, Political Campaign, World/Global Affairs Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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