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How I got into Brown (Interview 2)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Stats

SAT: 1560 (780 Math, 780 Reading)

ACT: 36 (36 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 2

Size of Class: 53

Ap's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.


Extracurriculars

  • I was on my schools swim team for four years and swam at the varsity level during my Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years.

  • I was the President and founder of my schools business club and the president of the DECA chapter of my school.

  • I was the President of my schools National Honor society for my graduating class.


Personal Story

"Honestly, I felt like a kid on Christmas when I got into Brown. I remember screaming at the top of my lunch for pretty much 100,000 hours and just running around flailing my arms and just acting crazy.


No one in my school had ever gotten into brown, and the last time someone wet to an Ivy was 20 years ago so it was a pretty big deal for both me and my town.


I had my face featured in our local paper and I got to talk to Elementary schools kids and became pretty much a celebrity in my town. It was great!


Those were probably the best six months of my life because high school was finally over and I just skyrocketed to popularity overnight. If I could, I would love to do it all over again."


Useful Advice

"I think that what helped me the most in my application was the fact that I wasn't really like too may other girls who were applying to Brown. This is completely a guess, but I don't think that many girls from the midwest were applying to be mechanical engineers at Brown. I think that alone kind of helped me jump ahead of a lot of people because the application was just so different.


I got luck and was naturally placed in a situation and with parents who allowed me to be different than most of the girls around me, so that really helped me out, but for those who don't really have too many differences with the people around them try to tell a really cool story about something meaningful to you. More likely than not, your story will be different than those around you as it will come from your perspective and vantage point.


If there's a way you can place yourself to think differently and look differently from the other applicants I think it will go a long way in helping you get into brown."


Brown Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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