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Chance Me | RD

blondeboynjblondeboynj 65 replies6 threads Junior Member
Hey could you all chance me for Brown? It really like the Open Curriculum since I have varied interests!!


SAT I (breakdown): 1500 (750/750)

SAT II: 680 Math II (Retaking for a better score this December), 680 US History

GPA: Our school only reports WGPA out of 100, mine is a 97.54 and I got all As except for a B in AB Calc this MP.

Rank: Not calculated or reported by my school (Counselor said I’m # 65/208)

AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (5), APHUGE (4), AP Enviro (4)

Senior Year Course Load:
AP Gov, AP Spanish, AP Calc AB,
-Half yr courses-
Women's Literature and Contemporary Novels (Liberal arts college format elective English courses), CPR (Our health course), Public Speaking, Intro to Journalism, CP Astronomy, Managing Personal Finance (grad requirement)

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Like 5-6 Model UN Awards


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Model UN (Senior Officer), Debate Club (Varsity Captain and Co-Founder), Student Council (Whole school elected Officer-Historian), Karate (Black & Red belt in Tang Soo Do), Jazz band guitarist, Campaign intern for Congressional bid that won in 2018, Digital Arts Club, Co Teacher for local Nature Classes for little kids, Golfer (Recreational and technically an alternate for the Varsity team)

Job/Work Experience: Babysitting throughout my Junior yr consistently for a family once a week, Microsoft Excel programming for an orthopedic firm in town this winter

Volunteer/Community service: My community service is really through my activities (NHS, Student Council, community garden) in which I've volunteered a lot of time to. I also volunteered for the Congressional campaign as above mentioned.

Summer Activity: I took a class on Natural Resources in the Global Market at Columbia this summer. I also spent a lot of time doing research for a local exploratory committee for a community leader considering a Commissioners campaign. He chose not to run due to family things, but I put it on my app because it was a lot of time and effort with gathering voter data, working on mapping with Map GIS and more.

Common App Essay: My common App essay is about losing my aunt to suicide while in the4th grade and the event influencing my discovery of politics as a passion/outlet, in which I have become motivated on healthcare and mental health policy.

(I haven’t started my supplements)


Teacher Rec #1: My AP Enviro teacher, really kind guy who I did a lot of important research projects with and knew my academic commitment

Teacher Rec #2: My sophomore English teacher (yes ik that's a controversial decision) who is really personable and I have had the most vulnerable and honest conversations out of all my teachers. She helped check my grammar on my essays before writing her rec letter and I think probably highlighted my personality traits. She's like lowkey my best friend as a teacher so.

Counselor Rec: He's an uber dry guy but I've been the most committed to college with him and he's seen my brute passion/drive. He also told me he mentioned some personal struggles both academically and at home that he saw me overcome in a really positive way. This one makes me nervous but he said it went well.

Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major: International Political Economy
State (if domestic applicant): NJ
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: Middle Class
No Legacy Status-my parents attended their state school
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  • izrk02izrk02 419 replies16 threads Member
    I'd say Brown would be a reach for you. Your SAT is mid-range for Brown and your SAT IIs are low. The fact that you're a middle-class white male also doesn't help since you don't have any hooks. Go ahead and apply, but don't be surprised if you get rejected.
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