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Brown 2024 ED Results Thread

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[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
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.):


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

Teacher Rec #1:
Teacher Rec #2:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:


Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):


Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

General Comments :smile:
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  • TheMadScientistXTheMadScientistX 77 replies25 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2019
    Decision: Accepted

    SAT I (breakdown): 1370, didn't report lmao
    ACT (breakdown): 34 (30 M, 36 E, 34 R, 34 S) single-sitting
    SAT II: 780 Math 2
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/497
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5: World, Lang, U.S. 4: Psych, Stats, Euro, Physics 1
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Physics C, AP Lit, AP Gov, AP Comp Sci Principles
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Emperor Science Award (100 students nationally were selected to do cancer research)


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debate Club (Vice President), Science Olympiad (Vice President), Model UN (Secretary), NHS (Secretary), Mu Alpha Theta (Former President and Former Vice President), Math League, Rho Kappa
    Job/Work Experience: Dunkin' Donuts
    Volunteer/Community service: Hospital (200 hours), library (125 hours)
    Summer Activities: Cancer Research (125 hours and unpublished btw), Volunteering at hospital and library, Dunkin' Donuts.
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, They were decent I guess. I talked about volunteering at a hospital, seeing the socioeconomic divide, and my place in it.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 9

    Teacher Rec #1: My 11th grade AP Lang teacher loves me.
    Teacher Rec #2: I've known my science research teacher since 10th grade.
    Counselor Rec: idk probably good
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Awesome. We talked for like 1 hour and 15 minutes. Our topics ranged from politics to artificial intelligence to climate change. He was an old lawyer dude but incredibly up-to-date with what's happening in the world.


    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yeah lmao
    Intended Major: Computer Science
    State (if domestic applicant): New York
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: South Asian Male (not Indian)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 60-70k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Low-income?


    Strengths: Cancer research EC probably carried my entire application lol. My essays were insightful to who I am and what my situation is. My recs were really good.
    Weaknesses: Only 1 subject test score and it wasn't even perfect lol. Not many awards. A lot more people have better stats and ECs than me.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: That Emperor Science Award + my essays + my economic situation and my other adversity were a killer combo.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    General Comments: I'm just happy that I got in. I'm the first one out of all my extended family to get into an Ivy. Good luck to all applicants in your future endeavors. "No matter how dark the night gets, the sun will rise again."- someone
    edited December 2019
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  • calebchavez17calebchavez17 1 replies0 threads New Member

    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]

    SAT I (breakdown): 770 Math/720 Reading (1490 One sitting)
    ACT (breakdown): Did not take
    SAT II: 720 Biology M, 720 Math I
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/260
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 AP European
    IB (place score in parenthesis): NA
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Government, AP Macro/Micro Economics, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English 12, DE Agro-Ecology, AP/DE Environmental Science.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Published college level research in scientific journal, All-Region Soccer Player, 3rd in 3A State Debate Tournament (Public Forum), Gaveled as MUN conferences, Elected Class Treasurer, Won 6th at Virginia Tech Quizbowl invitational.

    Subjective: ??

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    1. eDNA Barcoding Research at Bridgewater College
    Piloted project for 1.5 years to map river health through eDNA Barcoding Analysis on water samples at Bridgewater College; published results.

    2. Captain of Debate Team
    Competed in Public Forum Debate leading practices, brainstorming, and case writing; 1st Place in Super-Regionals; 3rd Place in State.

    3. Intercultural Study (Grant-based Research)
    Awarded a school research grant to explore educational segregation in Virginia. Led tour and produced a collaborative documentary on research results.

    4. Intern at Hospital (Pulmonology)
    Interned with pulmonologist during consultations and helped nurses run Emphysema exercise clinics to help smoking cessation.

    5. Soccer, 4 Year Varsity Starter & 2 Year Varsity Captain
    Starting Midfielder, leading team to state tournament (Grades 9-12), including a 4th place overall finish; Team Captain (Grade 11, expected Grade 12).

    6. Competitive Model United Nations (MUN) Conferences
    Represented different countries in competitive United Nations simulations across the country; named honorable delegate at GSMUN.

    7. Quiz-bowl Captain at Governors School & Spotswood
    Captained competitive trivia team at Spotswood High (Regional Finalist) & Massanutten Regional Governor's School team; AP Science Specialist

    8. VDOE Governor's STEM program @ U of Lynchburg
    Summer program (10% Acceptance) at University of Lynchburg, took Physiology, Mathematical Modeling. Elected President of the program by popular vote.

    9. Honor Societies
    Inducted into Math, History, and National Honor societies. Elected Vice President of History Honor Society; organized volunteering & club activities.

    10. Volunteer at Youth Development Inc.
    Led summer volunteers in 2016 and 2018 at non-profit outreach camp for teenagers. Organized logistics for cooking, cleaning, and maintenance work.

    Job/Work Experience: Worked as a delivery driver at Jimmy Johns, nothing big.
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered my whole summer once for a camp, other than that, just odd jobs.

    Summer Activities: Went to a moderately competitive STEM program in the summer, otherwise studied and did research.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9.5/10 My common app essay was about my transition from being homeschooled to going to a public high school. I am not going to cap but it was very very good, I feel like it encapsulated who I was and told a very deep story about the trials I had and how I overcame them. (I did use collegevine, I am not being paid to advertise but they make a world of difference. If you have the money pay for their service.)

    Supplementals were 10/10, all anecdotal instances from life reflected into my answer to the prompt. Collegevine did a lot of work with me on the essays.

    PLME Supplementals: Got deferred, but felt the PLME essays were very very solid as well.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 11/10: This teacher was my debate coach that I did a ton of work with. I had him from AP Psych and AP Gov. I was a stellar student in the class and a very talented debater that won many competitions under him. He thought very highly of me and wrote an amazing letter I felt I did not fully deserve it.

    Teacher Rec #2: 10/10: Had this teacher for all Math courses up until senior year. I was a solid student in the classroom, I played soccer against his son and so we rubbed elbows a lot outside of the classroom. Not only did we have a great relationship in the classroom but I feel like even outside we were great friends so I feel like he could speak to my talent as a student and my interpersonal skills.

    Counselor Rec: 8/10 I got written up 3 times throughout high school FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE REFERRALS DO NOT BE AFRAID TO APPLY IVY!! IT DOES NOT MATTER. She thought I had some behavior problems but also knew I was a good student. So this rec could have gone either way, I did not read it.

    Additional Rec: 10/10 I had two other supplementals recs. One was my principal (we were very close because my school was small and she saw the high aspirations I had from a young age, I felt she wanted to see me succeed), she wrote an amazing letter about my research and work ethic. The other was my on-site research mentor for my published project, she wrote me an amazing letter as well, we were not close but she thought highly of me and was just an overall positive and very smart woman. She was accepted to Yale and was very aware of what I wanted to do and supported me.

    Interview: My interviewer was SOOOO awkward, he did not ask any questions and I had prepared HELLA lot. We talked about literature from the Elizabethan time period because that was his major....I knew enough to get by because I took a Brit Lit survey course...but honestly it was very off-topic and I tried to get it back on topic so I could talk about myself. He thoroughly enjoyed our interview...even though I was on edge...but him enjoying it was all that mattered. I sent him my essays. which he liked, and this gave him personable stuff to say about me in his letter...but if it was not for that, I do not think I would have gotten a good rec from him. 9/10.


    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Bio-chem (PLME)
    State (if domestic applicant): Virginia (way too competitive)
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public (1k kids)
    Ethnicity: Biracial (Hispanic/white)
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: 160k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Biracial?


    Essays carried my application, scores were not the best.... 50th percentile....I would recommend collegevine. It helped me a lot.

    Strengths: Essays
    Weaknesses: Scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Essays
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Nowhere ED

    General Comments :smile:
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  • essequamvideri24essequamvideri24 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited January 14
    Decision: Accepted

    SAT I (breakdown): 1480 M: 730 EBRW: 750
    ACT (breakdown): C: 32 E: 36 M: 32 R: 32 S: 29
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): UW:4.0/4.0 W: 5.051/4.5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2 of 87
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s AP Euro, AP Lang, APUSH, AP World; 4s Calc BC (skipped AB sophomore year), APES; 3 AP Bio; 2 AP Stats.
    IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Latin, AP Comparative Gov, AP US Gov, AP Lit, AP Psych and 4 dual enrollments
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 1st Place National Vocalist Competition (3x), Gold NLE, Bronze National Mythology exam, 1st Place Literary Analyst of North Carolina


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Founded non-profit tutoring company using classical teaching philosophies to target underperforming students from low socio-economic backgrounds,
    Founded my school's nationally ranked a Capella club,
    Honors choir three years (nationally ranked),
    Captain of quiz bowl team (97th in USA by NAQT)
    History bowl player (1st place team in small school nationals)
    NLHS (President 2 years)

    Job/Work Experience: Work at a rly cool coffee shop that emphasizes sustainability
    Volunteer/Community service: uh my nonprofit?
    Summer Activities: A few college programs and leadership seminars (WFU, UNC, etc.)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Why Open Curriculum- 9/10 Really cool bc I related it to Poe's The Raven and how linguistic variations of it influence ppl's perception of horror. I liked it and showed my passion for Classics and Linguistics, but could have been a little more specific with more space tbh.
    What you offer- 8/10 I talked about my ability to communicate with others and how I learned those skills during a study abroad exchange in Germany this Summer (GAPP)
    Home essay- 10/10 I talked about my extremely rural and conservative roots in a compelling way that showed how I did not fit the status quo of where I came from since I'm very liberal and not very religious.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    AP Lit teacher- 10/10 the nicest most kind teacher and a brilliant writer. super close with her and she knows my work ethic and character
    AP Latin teacher- 8/10 A bit less warm than my AP Lit teacher, but I've known her for all four years so it made sense.

    Teacher Rec #1: see above
    Teacher Rec #2: see above
    Counselor Rec: 5/10 she's SO out of touch and is over worked. She likes me but probably finds me annoying because I ask her so many questions. She's nice but probably not very personal
    Additional Rec: 12/10 this is my Quiz bowl and French teacher who does college prep stuff with her own business. I've known her for years and she more than anyone else probably helped to convey who I am. She's incredibly intelligent and edited all my essays.
    Interview: 12/10 It honestly was a major factor to why I think I got in. It only lasted about 45 min, but we really connected after a little while. At the end, she asked me what I wanted to say to my admissions counselor, because she was so impressed by me lol. she wrote down what I said and I'm guessing they rly vibed lmao.


    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Classics
    State (if domestic applicant): NC (the BACKWOODS I'm telling you and I think it helped lol)
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: Charter
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 120K
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): LGBTQ+, VERY rural

    Reflection: I think what honestly got me in was just a combination of everything together. I really played up my rural card and how I didn't fit the stereotype of a white guy from NC (where I'm from toxic masculinity, blind religious faith, homophobia, and racism are everyday occurrences which is why I can't WAIT to be in RI :smile: )

    Strengths: see above
    Weaknesses: test scores are mediocre at best (for Brown that is)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: see above
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: N/A
    edited January 14
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