I originally posted this on Reddit and would like your thoughts.
I was happy with what I done throughout highschool before I came on here lol. Everyone just seems super amazing, and I haven’t gone out of my way to do to cure cancer. Compared to my friends, my activities (research and leadership) are lacking, as are my awards.Do I still have a chance?
Demographics: Female, White, SoCal, upperclass private high school
Hook: direct Brown legacy, thanks Mom
Intended Major(s): Applied Math in Econ/ Data Science
ACT: Composite 35, 10 writing
UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.9 unweighted, 4.51 weighted
Coursework: By graduation I will have taken 14 weighted classes and 10 AP tests, AP Calc AB- 5, AP World-5, APUSH- 4, AP Spanish 4, AP Physics 1- 3, Multivariable Calculus junior year (No AP test but thought to mention), senior courses: AP Comp Sci, AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Physics C, AP Stats. Also I have taken 4 Years of unweighted arts classes as that is something I am passionate about with three years in choir, now in an Ensemble Theater class.
Awards: AP Scholar w/ Distinction
Math club (all 4 years), actively participate in weekly Math Madness competitions;
Tutored online underprivileged 7th grade math students in algebra
STEM club (10-12); weekly conferences and planned discussions with STEM college students about future careers opportunities;
write and edit scientific articles to publish on STEM club website
COSMOS summer program in area similar to interest
Research project on correlation between BMI and pregnancy
Peer counselor senior year to a group of freshman to help guide high school path
Theater: name role in 7 school productions, combo of plays and musicals, consulted for makeup artistry
Certified makeup artist- took vocational class from online academy
Computer science summer program to learn basics of python for machine learning, cryptology and AI, mentored by college students
Published multiple haiku online and in print
Published articles and makeup artist in school fashion magazine
Rowing (Frosh and Soph)- won regionals in 2 events freshman year, couldn’t compete sophomore year bc of Covid
Volunteered to teach youth rowing during summer
Basketball- (11-12)- won CIF first time in school school history (11th)
Essays/LORs/Other: I think my personal essay is quite strong, it is about learning how to love myself and my body as the fat kid in an area that is focused on appearances.
My LORs are teachers that I am very close with and who each have had me for more than one year, including my multi and calc ab teacher who was also a brown alum.
My other was my soph and senior English teacher who has always been very supportive.
Also, I am getting another letter of rec from my Cosmos professor who I got along with really well.
Schools: Brown ED, UPenn, Rice University, Wash St. Louis, Carnegie Mellon, Colgate, Carleton, Wesleyan, Purdue, UVA, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Berkeley,
No budget since my parents have been saving for this since before I was born.
Also please be honest and give suggestions on anything to add. Much appreciated.
Thanks for reading this lol