• Nora Sun

Tags: Brown

Institution: Brown University

Study: Major in biology

High School Experience

My high school experience was generally really nice. I really liked my school and how all the students and teachers were really supportive.

Course choices

My interests were both STEM oriented and creative. I took classes like higher level chemistry and bio, but also higher level English and I took history. I also took many art classes and music classes.


I took IB courses and we didn’t have exams this year.



Standardized Testing

SAT: 1470

I took the SAT chemistry test, bio test and math level 1. (I’m sorry but I really can’t remember my scores, but they were all in the late 600’s.)


My extracurriculars were centered around service, and I began participating in middle school. They included spreading awareness about burns and financially supporting burn victims, as well as helping burn victims and the underprivileged who could not afford health care maintain good mental and physical health.


I had a really good relationship with my teachers and knew them both in class and outside through my extracurriculars.


My theme was generally centered around leadership. I wrote my essays about the importance of opposing certain societal values, or how I would help create an environment in the university where regulations and ideologies are questioned.


I would suggest they do extracurriculars which they are genuinely passionate about and write genuinely as well. Usually when people do this, they find that there is a general “theme” so to say, in their application which can help identify them as a person and make them stand out.



I am a first generation student, and I made sure to mention the benefits of the culture I will bring to the community..


It was my first choice. I like how you can explore your interests however you seek through the curriculum. I like the student - teacher relationships I researched about. I like the supportive student environment at the university. I like the diversity. I also like the research opportunities and the great academic programs provided.


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