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Brown Class of 2019 ED Results Thread

Tman1005Tman1005 229 replies4 threads Junior Member
edited December 2014 in Brown University
With decisions less than two weeks out, I figured that there should be a thread for people to post results in. I copied the formatting from another thread; forgive me if it doesn't work exactly as it should. Good luck to everyone!

***Remove spaces in brackets before posting!!***

Choose one:
[ size=4][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted [/b][/color][/size]
[ size=4][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred [/b][/color][/size]
[ size=4][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected [/b][/color][/size]

[ color=red][ b](Concentration/Program you applied to here)[/b][/color]

[ b]Objective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown):
[ *] ACT (breakdown):
[ *] SAT II:
[ *] Unweighted GPA:
[ *] Weighted GPA:
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
[/list]

[ b]Subjective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendation:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Additional Rec:
[ *] Interview:
[ *] Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.):
[/list]

[ b]Other[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
[/list]

[ b]Reflection[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
[ *] Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
[/list]

[ b]General Comments: [/b]
edited December 2014
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39784 replies7246 threads Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please only post results using the given format so that this thread can serve as a valuable resource for future applicants. There is another thread provided for discussion, congrats, etc. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/brown-university/1687532-brown-class-of-2019-early-decision-applicants-p1.html
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  • OnceYouGoBrownOnceYouGoBrown 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I'm In, baby!
    Choose one:
    Decision: Accepted

    [ color=red](Business)[/color]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350
    • ACT (breakdown): 35
    • SAT II Math: 800
    • Unweighted GPA: 4
    • Weighted GPA: 4.20
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1%
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel Hackathon Final Contestant

    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [*] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Owned a babysitting service
    [*] Volunteer/Community service: Feed The Misfortunate 501(c)
    [*] Summer Activities: relaxing with friends
    [*] Essays: "outstanding" - mom
    [*] Interview: Didn't have one
    [/list]

    Reflection
    • Strengths: All.
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: above answer
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  • Tman1005Tman1005 229 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    (Economics & Mathematics)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2310 (760CR, 800M, 750W, 9E)
    • ACT (breakdown): -
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 780 US History
    • Unweighted GPA: 3.98
    • Weighted GPA: 4.46
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):-
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US Government (5), Comparative Government (5), Macroeconomics (5), Microeconomics (5), Psychology (5), Calculus BC- 5, Statistics- 5, US History- 4
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): -
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, AP World History, Multivariable Calculus, Honors Chinese 4, Honors Humanities, Calculus-Based Economics Independent Study
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AIME Qualifier, DECA State Finalist x2 (not exactly "major")

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): I founded a §501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, developed a website for it, and have been raising funds for more than a year (subject of common app essay). Columbia University Science Honors Program- 2 years (very competitive admission), DECA- 3 years, Mock Trial- 4 years & president, School Math Club- 3 years & Co-founder, paid tutoring, Beekeeping Club- 1 year
    • Job/Work Experience: Summer Job- Math Camp Teacher
    • Volunteer/Community service: 80 hours to youth program while I was going into 10th grade
    • Summer Activities: Georgetown Summer Program (10), Math Camp Intern (11)
    • Essays: Very strong and personal
    • Teacher Recommendation: One was stellar, the other was very generic
    • Counselor Rec: Very strong
    • Additional Rec: -
    • Interview: Awesome :D
    • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): -

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 150,000+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): -

    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, SATs, Very strong demonstrated interest in Brown,
    • Weaknesses: White, and from NJ.
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Still waiting on UMich for EA

    General Comments: This is overwhelming. Dreams can come true.
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  • gsantsgsants 65 replies14 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2014

    Decision: Deferred

    Environmental Studies

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]

    ACT (breakdown): 30 28 E 27 M 31 R 32 S
    Unweighted GPA: 3.82
    Weighted GPA: 4.81

    AP (place score in parenthesis): Euro, Lang, Enviro, Stats, Gov,

    Senior Year Course Load: 4 APS 2 Honors
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 2 presidential service awards, NCHS, Questbridge Finalist,


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Book Club (Founder and President)
    National CHinese Honors Society (President)
    Acafellas (Acapella group) (Vice President)
    Peer Mentors Freshmen mentoring service
    Garden tour designer for Shedd Aquarium
    many many more

    Job/Work Experience: Internship at Shedd Aquarium as Young Naturalist
    Volunteer/Community service: 170+
    Summer Activities: 2 environmental research/ service trips to Belize, and Hawaii, 1 environmental training institute in New Mexico
    Essays: Average. Wrote about hovering/ diving in mid water
    Teacher Recommendation: Great. Both love me consider me top students.
    Counselor Rec: Amazing. Loves me.


    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
    School Type: Very competitive public school.
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: less than 30,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, Questbridge Finalist, Hispanic Male, first generation

    Reflection
    Strengths: URM, Story, GPA (upwards trend), Recs
    Weaknesses: Essays and ACT score.

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I feel like i could've done so much better but Questbridge really made me focus on that-- and not Brown. Also, they might've not even read my application since I was Questbridge and I was admitted to the pool only 10 days ago.

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: UMinnesota, waiting on all others.
    General Comments: I can't wait another 4 months. It's going to eat me alive.
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  • MusicPaintMusicPaint 28 replies6 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2014
    Decision:Accepted

    (Art and Physics)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 1950
    • ACT (breakdown): 27 (didn't send)
    • SAT II: 690 Physics 680 Math 2
    • Unweighted GPA: 95
    • Weighted GPA:98.5
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 30
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (4) Physics B (4) Calc AB (5) APUSH (3) English Lang (3)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    • Senior Year Course Load: Chem AP, Art AP, French AP, English Lit AP, Stats AP, Macro AP, Govt AP
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Art, Mural Art Assistant, Band (Secretary, Section Leader), Other random stuff
    • Job/Work Experience: Paid Contracted Mural Artist Assistant
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at Contemporary Art Museum
    • Summer Activities: Mural Artist Assistant and Volunteering in Art Museum
    • Essays: I put my heart out there.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Great
    • Counselor Rec: Good? I barely knew her
    • Additional Rec: Great from head of department of Contemporary Art Museum
    • Interview: Pretty Good
    • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): Art Portfolio

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • State (if domestic applicant): Tejas :)
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public, Large
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic (Mexican)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: <35000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, 1st gen, immigrant family, parents dropped out in 6th grade

    Reflection
    • Strengths: URM, essays, portfolio
    • Weaknesses: grades, rank, and SAT scores
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I guess I came off as genuine in my essays
    • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to UT Austin

    General I had all odds against me, but I managed to make it. To people who have not so stellar grades, you can do it! Just put your heart into your application. :)
    edited December 2014
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  • lax1997lax1997 125 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2014
    Decision: Accepted

    PLME / Cognitive Neuroscience

    Objective:
    * SAT I (breakdown): Did not take
    * ACT (breakdown): 29 Highest subscores (multiple sittings): Math 32, Reading 32, Science 31, English 25
    * SAT II: Did not take
    * Unweighted GPA: 4.00
    * Weighted GPA: 4.57 (Brown also requested my first term grade report, which was a 4.63)
    *Rank: Valedictorian 1/165
    *AP (place score in parenthesis): Did not submit AP scores. AP Spanish Language, AP Chemistry, APUSH, AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Government, AP English Language
    * IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    * Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Computer Science A, AP Stats, AP Micro, AP Macro, English 12
    * Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Won a National Award in Science (won’t say which one as it will identify me on Google), World Championship qualifier in Robotics, World ranked in Robotics, multiple robotics awards, Student-Athlete award (also won’t say which as it will identify me)

    Subjective:
    * Extracurriculars: Robotics Team (Captain), Student Council (Senior Class President, Junior Class President, Sophomore Class President, Freshman Class VP), Foreign Language Club (VP), Academic Decathlon Team, Boys State Delegate, NHS, Varsity Baseball, club travel baseball, play an unusual instrument.
    * Job/Work Experience: Youth baseball umpire
    * Volunteer/Community service: Hundreds of hospital volunteer hours, American Red Cross High School Leadership Team, volunteer for a service mission that provides items for the homeless, peer tutor (calculus, Spanish, chemistry, physics)
    * Summer Activities: Shadowed physicians in many different specialties during the summers, volunteered a lot of hours, worked a lot on Robotics, played travel baseball
    * Essays: 10/10. Everyone who read my Common App essay loved it. I felt my Why Brown supplement was also excellent since I truly love Brown and visited multiple times so I had a lot to say.
    * Teacher Recommendations: One was amazing from a teacher who knows me very well. The other one was probably very strong but the teacher isn’t an overly expressive man so probably was very low key.
    * Counselor Rec: Probably good, since I have gotten to know her pretty well, but she is new, so…
    * Additional Recs: Submitted two additional. Both were excellent. One was from a Doctor I shadowed and really spent a lot of time with and the other was from the CEO of the American Red Cross where I put in a lot of volunteer time. I submitted the one from the Doctor to support my PLME application.
    * Interview: Excellent. Had fun and she was great (lasted about an hour and 15 minutes).
    * Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): None

    Other
    * State (if domestic applicant): Midwest
    * School Type: Public (small)
    * Ethnicity: White
    * Gender: Male
    * Income Bracket: Middle Class (applied for aid)
    * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection
    * Strengths: Letters of recommendation, robotics successes, awards, Valedictorian, course rigor, GPA, *love for Brown*.
    * Weaknesses: ACT score, period.
    * Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Brown admissions is truly holistic! I am living proof! I made the most out of everything that my high school had to offer. My one letter of recommendation was over the top amazing and I strongly feel that it probably nudged me into the “accepted” pile. I am shocked I got in, as there are so many great applicants and I was bracing myself for a deferral at best. But I know I can, and will, add to the Brown community and I think they saw that. As far as also being accepted into the PLME, I just think I am one of the luckiest people in the world right now!
    * Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: N/A

    General Comments: Do what you love and be the BEST at it that you can be. I never did anything that I wasn’t genuinely interested in. BE YOURSELF! I had so many family/friends read my essays; they all recommended changes here or there and I didn’t make any of them! Be genuine is all I can say and don’t underestimate the power of the letters of recommendation and essays. They truly can show who you are in ways that the application can’t. Good luck to everyone who was deferred! Keep your heads up and think positive! Thank you to everyone here on CC. I have been lurking and reading this forum for years in preparation for college applications and this moment, and can’t thank everyone enough! If anyone has any other questions, feel free to message me.
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  • juliakupiecjuliakupiec 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Choose one:

    [ size=4][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred [/b][/color][/size]


    [ color=red][ b](Modern Culture and Media)[/b][/color]

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2120
    [ *] ACT (breakdown): 30, reading: 31, math: 28, science: 29, english: 35
    [ *] SAT II: math II: 770 english lit: 600
    [ *] Unweighted GPA: 3.7
    [ *] Weighted GPA: 4.45
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 55 out of 538
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): 4's and 3's
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: all AP's
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national honors society, California scholarship foundation
    [/list]

    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Artist, professional actress, professional filmmaker, mock trial
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: Professional actress, film intern for celebrity music videos
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: volunteered at local art museum, and children's performing arts school
    [ *] Summer Activities: Community College classes, study abroad, community service
    [ *] Essays: Good (I hope:/)
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: really good
    [ *] Counselor Rec: good I hope, barely know her
    [ *] Additional Rec:
    [ *] Interview: I think it went really well
    [ *] Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): Art supplement
    [/list]

    [ b]Other[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): California
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type: public
    [ *] Ethnicity: white AF
    [ *] Gender: female
    [ *] Income Bracket:
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): absolutely nothing
    [/list]

    [ b]Reflection[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Strengths: art supplement, extracurriculars, and essays
    [ *] Weaknesses: my scores aren't bad or great, they're just kind of average.
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: because of my scores/ class rank
    [ *] Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    [/list]

    [ b]General Comments: [/b]
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  • ajeridajerid 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    size=4 color=orange bDecision: Deferred /b/color/size


    color=red bEnvironmental Studies/b/color

    bObjective:/b
    list
    * SAT I (breakdown): 1890 - CR: 650, M: 600, W: 640
    * ACT (breakdown): 29 - E: 31, M: 29, R: 29, S: 27
    * SAT II: n/a
    * Unweighted GPA: 3.46
    * Weighted GPA: 4.75
    * Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 17/548 (3rd percentile)
    * AP (place score in parenthesis): Environmental Science 3, Human Geography, World History, European History, US History, Psychology, English Lang all 4
    * IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    * Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP Bio, Ap Stat, DE Social Psych, DE Abnormal Psych, DE Government, DE Economics, DE Spanish
    * Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with distinction (I don't think thats major)
    /list

    bSubjective/b
    list
    * Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Environmental club (VP), National Honor Society (treasurer), Chorus (VP), school musical, acting classes outside of school
    * Job/Work Experience: restaurant hostess, after care counselor
    * Volunteer/Community service: relay for life (captain), NHS projects, environmental club projects
    * Summer Activities: work at summer camp
    * Essays: I poured my heart and soul into my common app essay and my brown supplements. Obviously my scores are weaker than most of the applicants but even my common app essay was crafted for Brown.
    * Teacher Recommendation: Very good but very generic probably. Not very specific.
    * Counselor Rec: I didn't see it, but my counselor has a sheet he makes us fill out so he basically writes whatever I told him about me. Again, probably good but generic.
    * Additional Rec: n/a
    * Interview: It went very well. It was really short so I didn't go in as much detail as I would've liked but she seemed to like me a lot and said she would highlight what we talked about, which was my intended major and extracurriculars.
    * Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): n/a
    /list

    bOther/b
    list
    * Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    * State (if domestic applicant): Florida
    * Country (if international applicant): U.S.
    * School Type: public
    * Ethnicity: white
    * Gender:female
    * Income Bracket: ~$40,000
    * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none really
    /list

    bReflection/b
    list
    * Strengths: Essays and extracurriculars
    * Weaknesses: definitely my test scores and class rank
    * Why you think you were deferred: my test scores. I hope I can add some awards and maybe another recommendation to my regular decision application. may submit music supplement as well.
    * Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I've only been accepted to USF, which is my safety school.
    /list

    bGeneral Comments: I'll be waiting in agony until April. /b
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  • ajeridajerid 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    size=4 color=orange bDecision: Deferred /b/color/size


    color=red bEnvironmental Studies/b/color

    bObjective:/b
    list
    * SAT I (breakdown): 1890 - CR: 650, M: 600, W: 640
    * ACT (breakdown): 29 - E: 31, M: 29, R: 29, S: 27
    * SAT II: n/a
    * Unweighted GPA: 3.46
    * Weighted GPA: 4.75
    * Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 17/548 (3rd percentile)
    * AP (place score in parenthesis): Environmental Science 3, Human Geography, World History, European History, US History, Psychology, English Lang all 4
    * IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    * Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP Bio, Ap Stat, DE Social Psych, DE Abnormal Psych, DE Government, DE Economics, DE Spanish
    * Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with distinction (I don't think thats major)
    /list

    bSubjective/b
    list
    * Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Environmental club (VP), National Honor Society (treasurer), Chorus (VP), school musical, acting classes outside of school
    * Job/Work Experience: restaurant hostess, after care counselor
    * Volunteer/Community service: relay for life (captain), NHS projects, environmental club projects
    * Summer Activities: work at summer camp
    * Essays: I poured my heart and soul into my common app essay and my brown supplements. Obviously my scores are weaker than most of the applicants but even my common app essay was crafted for Brown.
    * Teacher Recommendation: Very good but very generic probably. Not very specific.
    * Counselor Rec: I didn't see it, but my counselor has a sheet he makes us fill out so he basically writes whatever I told him about me. Again, probably good but generic.
    * Additional Rec: n/a
    * Interview: It went very well. It was really short so I didn't go in as much detail as I would've liked but she seemed to like me a lot and said she would highlight what we talked about, which was my intended major and extracurriculars.
    * Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): n/a
    /list

    bOther/b
    list
    * Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    * State (if domestic applicant): Florida
    * Country (if international applicant): U.S.
    * School Type: public
    * Ethnicity: white
    * Gender:female
    * Income Bracket: ~$40,000
    * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none really
    /list

    bReflection/b
    list
    * Strengths: Essays and extracurriculars
    * Weaknesses: definitely my test scores and class rank
    * Why you think you were deferred: my test scores. I hope I can add some awards and maybe another recommendation to my regular decision application. may submit music supplement as well.
    * Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I've only been accepted to USF, which is my safety school.
    /list

    bGeneral Comments: I'll be waiting in agony until April. /b
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  • naivivnaiviv 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2014
    Decision: Accepted

    PLME (Neuroscience)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2380 (780 in math)
    • ACT (breakdown): Didn't take
    • SAT II: 760 Chemistry, 730 US History
    • Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    • Weighted GPA: 4.79
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/300, but school ranks by decile
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5), Statistics (5), Chemistry (3, hah)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Literature, AP French, AP Biology, AP Euro, AP Calc AB, AP Latin
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None that would stand out

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Competitive Piano with some awards, Latin Club (President), NHS, Film Festival Art Direction, Literary Magazine (all are 4 years except NHS)
    • Job/Work Experience: Retail at clothing store since sophomore year 20 hrs/week, internship at neurology lab for 2 months 40 hrs/week
    • Volunteer/Community service: 200+ hours at local nursing home since freshman year 2 hrs/week
    • Summer Activities: Community labs, internship
    • Essays: Common app was about the diversity and camaraderie I experienced at my internship and how I feel at home in the scientific community 9/10, supplemental essays were also 9/10
    • Teacher Recommendation: Latin teacher was 10/10, calc teacher was probably 6/10
    • Counselor Rec: Probably 9/10
    • Interview: Went well, although at one point I started spewing about my love for interstellar and space exploration

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    • State (if domestic applicant): MA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: Zero chance to get any financial aid lol
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, SATs
    • Weaknesses: Lack of leadership, race
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I actually was filling this out at 4:50 while waiting for the decision anticipating a deferral bUT I'M SO IRHAPYPY GPA SATS WHATERVRE
    • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Only Brown, have to withdraw BU application

    General Comments:
    I'M SOBBING. I'm using this account solely to make this one post, because this website has comforted me through the college process and it's honestly the least I can do. Thank you guys. I was so worried about whether my extracurriculars were enough and how horrible I would feel having to tell everyone that I was deferred but I'm just ecstatic right now I'M GOING TO BE A DOCTOR!

    So how low can my senior year grades drop before they reconsider accepting me?
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  • UnicornPowerUnicornPower 26 replies0 threads New Member
    Choose one:
    Decision: Accepted


    (Environmental Science/Studies and Neuroscience)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2330: 800 CR, 800 M, 730 WR
    • SAT II: French: 800, Math 2: 780
    • Unweighted GPA: don't have but I think I had pretty much all As
    • Weighted GPA:
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): don't have
    • Senior Year Course Load: can't choose my classes, doing a French Baccalaureate with International Option and specialty in Science
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I don't know if this counts but I passed the Chinese YCT4 proficiency exam, the Spanish DELE A1 proficiency exam and IGCSE (A)

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): environmental group (creator, leader), gymnastics team since I was 7, yearbook (organization person, editor in chief), workshop on the environment
    • Job/Work Experience: tutoring two boys for three years
    • Volunteer/Community service: Race Against Hunger, Peer Leading
    • Summer Activities: internship at TSRI neuroscience lab, internship at genetics lab,
    • Essays: I think they were pretty great, my common app essay felt strong like I described myself through something that i loved (like a metaphor) and then in the end I described who I thought I was, the Brown supplements I think were also great
    • Teacher Recommendation: Physics teacher and English teacher, I couldn't read them though
    • Counselor Rec:
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview: It went well

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): France
    • School Type: Private bilingual school, top in France and knew Brown like they had Brown representatives visit our school if that makes a difference
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: no idea
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT scores, essays,
    • Weaknesses: maybe I didn't have that many extracurriculars that I hadn't done for a really long period of time but I live in France so I guess they understood !!!!
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: my grades, awesome personality, no financial aid
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  • ruthieb101ruthieb101 1 replies0 threads New Member

    Decision: Accepted


    (Economics and Development Studies)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2020 - M: 630 CR: 720 W: 670
    • ACT (breakdown): 1st Try - 30 (essay 6) 2nd Try - 31 (essay 8)
    • SAT II: Lit 640; Spanish 660
    • Unweighted GPA: not calculated
    • Weighted GPA: not calculated
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): we don't rank, but my counselor says if we did I'd be #1
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): 7 in SL Anthropology
    • Senior Year Course Load: IB HL Physics, HL Economics, HL Literature, SL Spanish B, SL Mathematics, Theory of Knowledge (I'm doing IB Diploma)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): U Thant Scholar (equivalent of Valedictorian), Excellence in the Spanish Language, Excellence in the English Language (school awards)

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Council (On it for four years, VP), UNIS-UN International Student Conference (Co-Chair); TeenTechNY Conference (Co-Founder); Choir (President last year, Section Leader); Chamber Ensemble/Advanced Choir (Section Leader), Student Diversity Leadership Conference and founding member of my school's diversity club
    • Job/Work Experience: Camp Counselor at school's summer camp for two years, Worked as a student technology consultant at my schools blended learning institute over the summer
    • Volunteer/Community service: I volunteer a lot for things around school, but I haven't got much time for anything else
    • Summer Activities: Summer Programs at Cambridge in 2013, and Cornell Econ Camp in 2014
    • Essays: Really good, I love writing and I stressed how passionate I am about academics and all my extracurriculars, as well as my altruistic, interdisciplinary ambitions to say the world through economics and design
    • Teacher Recommendation: my two favorite teachers who love me. both social science teachers, so good writers and from interesting perspectives (economics and anthropology)
    • Counselor Rec: amazing, my counselor is the best <3
    • Additional Rec: didn't send one
    • Interview: really good! my interviewer was a bit weak but I used that to steer the interview in the direction I wanted it to go
    • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): Music Supplement in Voice

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes, but didn't get any unfortuntely... sucks because college is so expensive and my sister is so young
    • State (if domestic applicant): NJ, but I go to an NYC private school
    • Country (if international applicant): US
    • School Type: International Private Scool
    • Ethnicity: Black/African
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: 150,000 to 200,000 but my mom is no longer working
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): super passionate student, incredible transcript that I worked really hard for, love to learn for the sake of learning -- just like a brown student

    Reflection
    • Strengths: Transcript, Essays, Personality, and Recs
    • Weaknesses: pretty standard scores, and low-ish SAT scores
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My supplements and CA essay, I made a point of acknowledging the overachiever stereotype that I fit into and undermining it with how much I love everything I do, and how my late little brother has inspired me (he died when I was 8), and how I see myself fitting into browns philosphy <3 basically had a love affair with brown
    • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: didn't apply early anywhere else.

    General Comments:
    I'm so happy because Brown is my dream school and it's great to know that they love me back. I made a point to make an account and give all my overachievers some help and some pointers. Make sure you show you're passionate about what ever you do whether it's 1 things or 50 things.

    To everyone who got rejected or deferred, keep hope! I pray and hope you end up exactly where you belong, whether it's brown or elsewhere (there's always Harvard ;P)

    TIME TO STUDY FOR MIDTERMS LOL
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  • mcelestialmcelestial 12 replies0 threads New Member

    Decision: Deferred [color][size]

    (Music/TAPS concentrator)[color]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    • ACT (breakdown): 35 on only sitting (36 English, 36 Reading, 32 Math, 34 Science)
    • SAT II: didn't send
    • Unweighted GPA: 3.81
    • Weighted GPA: 3.97
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): didn't send
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Psych, AP Stats, AP Spanish, AP Gov, half year economics, half year sociology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I won the annual Walt Whitman Poetry Contest in 9th grade, as well as a Scholastic Gold Key Award for my persuasive essay and a Silver Key Award for satire last year.
        Subjective:
        • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): professional theater (leading roles), choral groups (section leader), guitar/piano/voice study, 8 hours of dance a week (choreograph as well)
        • Job/Work Experience: I've been paid to perform and I was a CIT at a performing arts summer camp I went to for 5 summers
        • Volunteer/Community service: music-related community service (singing at nursing homes, bereavement ceremonies, etc)
        • Summer Activities: summer camp for 5 summers, 4-week conservatory in NYC this past summer
        • Essays: 2 full common app essays; talked about specific Brown classes and rehearsals and such from my official and overnight visit there in my supplements and generally conveyed how I feel I would thrive in their environment
        • Teacher Recommendation: junior year APUSH and Lang teachers both specifically told me that they wrote glowing letters
        • Counselor Rec: I've had the same counselor all 4 years of HS, I'm very close with her and she told me she specifically wrote her rec toward Brown and talked about when she went to see me in Rent
        • Additional Rec: my chorus teacher of 3 years who I am also very close to
        • Interview: he contacted me very last minute, but I think it went really well and he told me that I am perfect for Brown and he will write a "glowing" letter
        • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): videos of me singing 3 songs (including one I wrote) through SlideRoom
            Other
            • Applied for Financial Aid?: nope
            • State (if domestic applicant): NY
            • Country (if international applicant):
            • School Type: extremely competitive public (top school in the country)
            • Ethnicity: white
            • Gender: female
            • Income Bracket: a lot
            • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none?
                Reflection
                • Strengths: ACT, essays, passion for the things I've spent all of my time and energy on....
                • Weaknesses: GPA? My school changed their grading system in the middle of HS but they send a letter to all our schools explaining that. I also sent my first quarter straight A's so...
                • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Im a rich white girl from a competitive school where 20 athletes are already committed to schools way above where they are capable of getting in on their own.... I guess there were just too many strong applicants and they want to see how I do the rest of the year. Not really sure what I could've done better :/
                • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: nowhere yet... all my other deadlines are jan 1 :/
                    [ b]General Comments:

                  Brown is my dream school and I'm obviously disappointed but it isn't over yet! In general, being selected for anything, be it cast in a role, accepted into a program, employed in a job, and especially getting into college is just such a crapshoot. There can be any variety of reasons why you're not chosen, even coming down to your name or your hair color or the fact that they simply didn't have time to evaluate you thoroughly enough. We have no idea.
                  But congratulations to everyone who got in, and for the others, college is amazing no matter where you end up and I cannot emphasize enough that you will find the perfect place where you'll be happy. And if schools you loved are stupid enough to reject you, you don't want to go there anyway. That being said, still praying I get in RD (although it's going to be a looooong year)! Good luck to all.
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        • Condensed711Condensed711 24 replies2 threads Junior Member
          edited December 2014
          Decision: Deferred

          (Political Science)

          Objective:
          • SAT I (breakdown): 1930, didn't send it in for an obvious reason.
          • ACT (breakdown): 31C (35E, 26M, 35R, 28S, 10 on writing) Yes, my math score sucks.
          • SAT II: none
          • Unweighted GPA: 3.8
          • Weighted GPA: 4.5
          • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 41/551, top 7%
          • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5USH, 5EnglishLang, 5AmericanGov, 4 Macroecon
          • IB (place score in parenthesis):
          • Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, AP Spanish 4, AP English Lit, Pre Calc and Trig, AP Euro, Hist WWI/WWII, Forensics, Gym
          • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
          High honor roll, AP Scholar, National School Orchestra Award, 2-time Recipient of Division 1 rating in school Solo and Ensemble contest, for viola

          Subjective:
          • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): String & Symphony Orchestra (section leader of violas 3 years), Debate Team (Secretary 2 years, went to state tournament both years of the team's existence), Scholastic Bowl (Captain of varsity team 2 years), Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tri-M Honors Music Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honors Math Society, NHS. As you can see, music encompasses the majority of my ECs. I don't have much time for anything else. Also, my school has no political clubs, and I couldn't get any clubs started, so my intended major doesn't coincide well with my ECs.
          • Job/Work Experience: Cashier and Stocker for local farming business all this past summer
          • Volunteer/Community Service: every Saturday since freshman year, I've been a volunteer instructor for a local community youth orchestra, which I used to play in. I also play my instrument in a chamber group at various venues around the area.
          • Summer Activities: this past summer, I went to the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) for Political Action and Public Policy. It was the best experience of my life. I sent in an extra supplement about it because I couldn't fit it in my application. I poured my heart and soul into it.
          • Essays: amazing. Writing is my biggest strength. My CommonApp essay and my supplements were stellar. The only supplement I feel like I could've done better on was the Why Brown one, which sucks, because that's the one you're supposed to do the best on. Still, 9/10
          • Teacher Recommendation: waived my right to see. They were from my EnglishLang, my Spanish, and my APUSH/APGov teachers. The last one adores me, and I did get to see his recommendation, but it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I know my English teacher wrote an excellent one. I've seen a draft of it before. Overall, 8/10
          • Counselor Rec: waived my right to see, but generic with a capital G. She barely knows me. 6/10
          • Additional Rec: none
          • Interview: went well. We talked the most about my love for the east coast and my experience at NSLC. Unfortunately, he didn't go to the school when the open curriculum was first instituted, and like everyone else, that's why I love Brown so much. I wish I had gotten a younger interviewer. 7 or 8/10
          • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): written supplement about how NSLC changed my life, as mentioned above.

          Other
          • Applied for Financial Aid?: of course.
          • State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
          • Country (if international applicant):
          • School Type: public school, 2,000+ students, very competitive. It should send more kids to Ivies than it does, but everyone always decides to stay in-state because sheltered people live here. Likewise, I don't fit in here. Like at all. xD
          • Ethnicity: Mexican
          • Gender: Female
          • Income Bracket: $70,000-$80,000
          • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): underrepresented minority? At least where I live and go to school.

          Reflection
          • Strengths: essays, teacher recs, genuine love for what I do.
          • Weaknesses: grades, test scores, class rank, lack of ECs related to major.
          • Why you think you were deferred: see Weaknesses. Didn't stand out from other ED applicants.
          • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: nowhere important yet. Illinois State University is my safety, and I was accepted there. Also, unlike the majority of you, I've finished all of my applications. xD I applied to Yale, American, Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Wisconsin-Madison.

          General Comments: I was completely honest in this review of myself. And I tried to be as informative as possible. Also, I was absolutely certain I'd get deferred. I didn't psyche myself up, and I knew I wouldn't get accepted right off the bat. Still, I think the genuine vibe my application gives off is what kept me in. I'm doing well this year in terms of grades, so hopefully my midterm report will help me in the regular decision pool. Congratulations to all of you who were accepted. You truly deserve it. Also, even though you all seem like very neurotic people, the kindness is clear.
          edited December 2014
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        • HannahM1129HannahM1129 2 replies1 threads New Member

          Decision: Accepted


          (PLME/Biology)

          Objective:
          • SAT I (breakdown): 2020
          • ACT (breakdown): N/A
          • SAT II: 680 - Math I, 640 Biology M
          • Unweighted GPA: 3.9
          • Weighted GPA: 4.33
          • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/250
          • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (3), AP Environmental Science (3), AP US History (5), AP Literature and Composition (5)
          • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
          • Senior Year Course Load: AP Biology, AP Literature, AP Computer Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology
          • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic Scholar

          Subjective:
          • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Class Government (Secretary), Student Council (Historian), National Honor Society (President), Green Club (Co-President), Piano Lessons (10 years + public recitals), Chorus, Tennis
          • Job/Work Experience: I work part-time throughout the year at a local Gallery/gift shop.
          • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at Mass Audubon and a local animal rehabilitation center with 300+ hours
          • Summer Activities: Volunteering and Work
          • Essays: Common app essay was very personal and about my family, and I think my Why Brown essay really conveyed why I want to go.
          • Teacher Recommendation: Didn't read but both should've been pretty good
          • Counselor Rec: Didn't read
          • Additional Rec: Recommendation from Principal of School - Didn't read
          • Interview: Skype Interview - Went very well
          • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): N/A

          Other
          • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
          • State (if domestic applicant): Massachusetts
          • Country (if international applicant):
          • School Type: Public
          • Ethnicity: Hispanic
          • Gender: Female
          • Income Bracket: 200,000 +
          • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM and my sister is a junior at Brown and in PLME

          Reflection
          • Strengths: Essays and transcript/course load
          • Weaknesses: Test scores
          • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think my essays were very personal and insightful and conveyed who I am as a person. Also, my wide range of interests and variety of things that I am passionate about.
          • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I didn't apply anywhere else (so I'm very happy I got in!!)

          General Comments:

          Honestly so shocked. I also think that having a sibling (who does well) there definitely helped. For those of you unhappy with your decision, keep your head up, you'll find your niche! Your decision isn't a reflection on you! :)
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        • HannahM1129HannahM1129 2 replies1 threads New Member

          Decision: Accepted


          (PLME/Biology)

          Objective:
          • SAT I (breakdown): 2020
          • ACT (breakdown): N/A
          • SAT II: 680 - Math I, 640 Biology M
          • Unweighted GPA: 3.9
          • Weighted GPA: 4.33
          • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/250
          • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (3), AP Environmental Science (3), AP US History (5), AP Literature and Composition (5)
          • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
          • Senior Year Course Load: AP Biology, AP Literature, AP Computer Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology
          • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic Scholar

          Subjective:
          • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Class Government (Secretary), Student Council (Historian), National Honor Society (President), Green Club (Co-President), Piano Lessons (10 years + public recitals), Chorus, Tennis
          • Job/Work Experience: I work part-time throughout the year at a local Gallery/gift shop.
          • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at Mass Audubon and a local animal rehabilitation center with 300+ hours
          • Summer Activities: Volunteering and Work
          • Essays: Common app essay was very personal and about my family, and I think my Why Brown essay really conveyed why I want to go.
          • Teacher Recommendation: Didn't read but both should've been pretty good
          • Counselor Rec: Didn't read
          • Additional Rec: Recommendation from Principal of School - Didn't read
          • Interview: Skype Interview - Went very well
          • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): N/A

          Other
          • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
          • State (if domestic applicant): Massachusetts
          • Country (if international applicant):
          • School Type: Public
          • Ethnicity: Hispanic
          • Gender: Female
          • Income Bracket: 200,000 +
          • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM and my sister is a junior at Brown and in PLME

          Reflection
          • Strengths: Essays and transcript/course load
          • Weaknesses: Test scores
          • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think my essays were very personal and insightful and conveyed who I am as a person. Also, my wide range of interests and variety of things that I am passionate about.
          • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I didn't apply anywhere else (so I'm very happy I got in!!)

          General Comments:

          Honestly so shocked. I also think that having a sibling (who does well) there definitely helped. For those of you unhappy with your decision, keep your head up, you'll find your niche! Your decision isn't a reflection on you! :)
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        • jpena127jpena127 44 replies13 threads Junior Member
          edited December 2014

          Decision: Accepted

          (English)

          Objective:
          • SAT I (breakdown): 680 Math, 640 Writing, 620 Critical Reading
          • ACT (breakdown): 27 (didn't submit)
          • SAT II: 690 literature, 620 U.S. History
          • Unweighted GPA:
          • Weighted GPA: 4.42/5.00
          • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/372
          • AP (place score in parenthesis): 3 in World History and English Language, 4 in Stats, US History, and
          • IB (place score in parenthesis):
          • Senior Year Course Load: too much lol, 6 APs though
          • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

          Subjective:
          • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): varsity cheer co-captain, NCA all-american cheerleader every year, NHS president, Chess club, French club (we teach ourselves b/c we don't have the class), and won a lot of UIL events like computer science and ready writing. We only have a total of about six clubs at my school, so there wasn't a lot to choose from.
          • Job/Work Experience: Worked at a medical supply store, which was a really difficult time lol
          • Volunteer/Community service: Wrote for a Houston newspaper for free
          • Summer Activities: summer at brown!!!!!!! Yale future scholars institute...
          • Essays: Oh my goodness. My essay was about how I was casted in a commercial and how it made me realize that what I define as success is different than what I have been taught by every one, and my love for just learning. It was deep, and I'm so proud of it.
          • Teacher Recommendation: One was basically my transcript and the other was about my activism on campus after a new principal came in and fired all of the AP teachers.
          • Counselor Rec: Two sentences long, and one sentence didn't even have punctuation. She's so uneducated it hurts.
          • Additional Rec:
          • Interview: Went amazing. The interviewer really liked me and told me I was perfect for Brown.
          • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): n/a

          Other
          • Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
          • State (if domestic applicant): Texas
          • Country (if international applicant): USA
          • School Type: Public, small, inner-city and very, very difficult to work with.
          • Ethnicity: White and Hispanic
          • Gender: Female
          • Income Bracket: >30,000
          • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I guess I'm a minority, but in Houston we are like 40% hispanic, so not really. I'm not first generation, either.

          [ b]Reflection[/b]
          • Strengths: I think it's my way of thinking. I'm just a really good fit for Brown. I'm very relaxed about academics and I don't worry about grades or anything because when you learn that just comes with it. I think Brown really noticed that about me.
          • Weaknesses: SAT and AP scores.
          • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was accepted because of my essays. They really conveyed my passions for learning and Brown.
          • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: University of Texas... I was waiting to hear from Brown!

          General Comments: I would have never thought I'd get in!! Don't compare yourself to others. If you feel like the universe is telling you that this is your path, then don't let anything stop you from going down it, especially lack of confidence.
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        • mcelestialmcelestial 12 replies0 threads New Member

          Decision: Deferred [color][size]

          (Music/TAPS concentrator)[color]

          Objective:
          • SAT I (breakdown): N/A
          • ACT (breakdown): 35 on only sitting (36 English, 36 Reading, 32 Math, 34 Science)
          • SAT II: didn't send
          • Unweighted GPA: 3.81
          • Weighted GPA: 3.97
          • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
          • AP (place score in parenthesis): didn't send
          • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
          • Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Psych, AP Stats, AP Spanish, AP Gov, half year economics, half year sociology
          • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I won the annual Walt Whitman Poetry Contest in 9th grade, as well as a Scholastic Gold Key Award for my persuasive essay and a Silver Key Award for satire last year. I went to All County Chorus for 8 years and All-State Chorus the 2 years I was eligible.
              Subjective:
              • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Spanish Honor Society (vice president), National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Thespian Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, professional theater (leading roles), choral groups (section leader), guitar/piano/voice study, 8 hours of dance a week (choreograph as well)
              • Job/Work Experience: I've been paid to perform and I was a CIT at a performing arts summer camp I went to for 5 summers
              • Volunteer/Community service: music-related community service (singing at nursing homes, bereavement/memorial ceremonies, etc), tutoring
              • Summer Activities: summer camp for 5 summers, 4-week conservatory in NYC this past summer
              • Essays: 2 full common app essays; talked about specific Brown classes and rehearsals and such from my official and overnight visit there in my supplements and generally conveyed how I feel I would thrive in their environment
              • Teacher Recommendation: junior year APUSH and Lang teachers both specifically told me that they wrote glowing letters
              • Counselor Rec: I've had the same counselor all 4 years of HS, I'm very close with her and she told me she specifically wrote her rec toward Brown and talked about when she went to see me in Rent
              • Additional Rec: my chorus teacher of 3 years who I am also very close to
              • Interview: he contacted me very last minute, but I think it went really well and he told me that I am perfect for Brown and he will write a "glowing" letter
              • Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): videos of me singing 3 songs (including one I wrote) through SlideRoom
                  Other
                  • Applied for Financial Aid?: nope
                  • State (if domestic applicant): NY
                  • Country (if international applicant):
                  • School Type: extremely competitive public (top school in the country)
                  • Ethnicity: white
                  • Gender: female
                  • Income Bracket: a lot
                  • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none?
                      Reflection
                      • Strengths: ACT, essays, passion for the things I've spent all of my time and energy on....
                      • Weaknesses: GPA? My school changed their grading system in the middle of HS but they send a letter to all our schools explaining that. I also sent my first quarter straight A's so...
                      • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Im a rich white girl from a competitive school where 20 athletes are already committed to schools way above where they are capable of getting in on their own.... I guess there were just too many strong applicants and they want to see how I do the rest of the year. Not really sure what I could've done better :/
                      • Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: nowhere yet... all my other deadlines are jan 1 :/
                          [ b]General Comments:

                        Brown is my dream school and I'm obviously disappointed but it isn't over yet! In general, being selected for anything, be it cast in a role, accepted into a program, employed in a job, and especially getting into college is just such a crapshoot. There can be any variety of reasons why you're not chosen, even coming down to your name or your hair color or the fact that they simply didn't have time to evaluate you thoroughly enough. We have no idea.
                        But congratulations to everyone who got in, and for the others, college is amazing no matter where you end up and I cannot emphasize enough that you will find the perfect place where you'll be happy. And if schools you loved are stupid enough to reject you, you don't want to go there anyway. That being said, still praying I get in RD (although it's going to be a looooong year)! Good luck to all.
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              • zephyrouszephyrous 11 replies1 threads New Member
                edited December 2014
                Decision: Accepted

                (English)

                Objective:
                • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 superscore -- 800 CR 720 M 800 W
                • SAT II: 770 Bio M, 740 US History
                • Unweighted GPA: 4.05/4
                • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/91
                • AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology (4), Chemistry (5), Latin (4), English Language and Composition (5), US History (5)
                • Senior Year Course Load: AP Art History, AP Physics, AP English Literature & Comp., AP BC Calc., Ancient Greek
                • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction

                Subjective:
                • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): GSA (President), Diversity club (President), Speech/Debate club (Secretary), Varsity Cross Country, local wind ensemble,
                • Job/Work Experience: Camp counselor at a summer science camp
                • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at local children's museum taking care of animals
                • Summer Activities: working!
                • Essays: I had a story to tell, for certain. I think these are what made my application stand out.
                • Teacher Recommendation: Probably quite good. From junior year English teacher and sophomore year Bio teacher.
                • Counselor Rec: I was pretty close with my counselor.
                • Interview: Okay. Nothing special, really. Lasted a bit over an hour, asked some questions...

                Other
                • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
                • State (if domestic applicant): CT
                • School Type: Private
                • Ethnicity: White
                • Gender: M

                Reflection
                • Strengths: Strength of schedule & GPA; leadership; essays
                • Weaknesses: limited community service
                • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My scores, grades, and ECs were certainly on the level they needed to be, but my essays are what I think pushed my application over the edge. I spent ages on them and really tried to make a clear and cohesive statement about who I am. I guess I succeeded?

                General Comments: I'm very grateful and very excited (an understatement) for the next four years of my life.
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              • masterdebater97masterdebater97 5 replies3 threads New Member
                edited December 2014
                [ size=4][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred [/b][/color][/size]

                [ color=red][ b]Comp Lit / Envi Studies / Business[/b][/color]

                [ b]Objective:[/b]
                [ list]
                [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2210 (780 CR, 670 M, 760 W)
                [ *] SAT II: 690 Math I, 700 Literature
                [ *] Unweighted GPA: 3.74
                [ *] Weighted GPA: 3.93
                [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): HS doesn't rank
                [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): English Lang (5), Envi Sci (3)
                [ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP US Gov, AP Comparative Politics, AP English Literature, Honors Calc, Physics
                [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 11 quarters on the honor roll, University of Rochester book award, French National Honor Society
                [/list]

                [ b]Subjective:[/b]
                [ list]
                [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debate (4 years, captain, nationally successful), fall marketing internship, French Club, skiing (recreational). Debate pretty much ate up all my time
                [ *] Job/Work Experience: Part-time job at Panera, former professional blogger (freshman/soph year only)
                [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Helped out at a soup kitchen occasionally
                [ *] Summer Activities: Debate camp, science expedition in Dominica, French exchange
                [ *] Essays: Outstanding (IMO). My common app essay conveyed a unique angle on debate which my English teachers and counselor ADORED. Didn't show my Brown essays to anyone, but I thought they were also very good; my "why Brown" essay related Nudity Week to social and intellectual self-expression (gotta stand out somehow). I also send in a short piece of prose I wrote about growing up queer in a heteronormative environment.
                [ *] Teacher Recommendation: Both teachers loved me.
                [ *] Counselor Rec: I got a new counselor this year, so he didn't know me that well. Still wrote an OK rec, I'd assume.
                [ *] Additional Rec: None
                [ *] Interview: Went wonderfully; interviewer promised a "glowing" recommendation.
                [/list]

                [ b]Other[/b]
                [ list]
                [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
                [ *] State (if domestic applicant): NH
                [ *] School Type: Private, religious
                [ *] Ethnicity: White
                [ *] Gender: Male
                [ *] Income Bracket: ~100,000
                [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Czech (bilingual & dual citizenship), queer in a Catholic school
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                [ b]Reflection[/b]
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                [ *] Strengths: Essays, quality of ECs (intensity of debate + marketing internship), diversity of academic interests, teacher recs, interview
                [ *] Weaknesses: GPA, SAT scores, lack of course rigor (not entirely my fault though – my school doesn't let you take more than 2 AP courses simultaneously), quantity of ECs
                [ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: GPA & lack of course rigor
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                edited December 2014
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