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【原创】- 布兰迪斯大学申请经验总结

已有 6997 次阅读2014-8-27 21:54 |系统分类:本科生| 布兰迪, 大学


学校简要介绍

布兰迪斯大学(Brandeis University,简称Brandeis)是位于美国马萨诸塞州波士顿地区沃尔瑟姆镇的一所颇具实力的私立综合性大学,成立于1948年,虽然建校至今仅有短短的60余年的历史,但却早已声名卓著,被誉为“全美最年轻的研究院大学”,素有“犹太哈佛”(Jewish Harvard)之美誉。布兰迪斯大学崇尚小班授课,培养精英为理念,本科和研究生总人数仅在5600人左右。在以哈佛、MIT为首的,高等院校如云的马萨诸塞州波士顿地区,布兰迪斯大学位列其中八大研究型大学和五大名校之一。学校无论是在商科,生物化学,物力,数学,社会学,或是人文科学等专业方面和科研都在全美名列前茅,本科教育在美国波士顿地区几乎家喻户晓,是麻州一所不断进步的顶尖级大学,为新晋美国顶尖级大学的领军人物。

国际学生本科申请要求和申请截止日期

Brandeis University 的申请分为EDRD两种类型,申请要求是一样的,只是截止日期有所不同:

申请要求:

If you are an international student applying as a first-year student, the following are the required components of your Brandeis application:

  1. Completed application: Submit your Brandeis undergraduate application. The application includes a personal statement or essay.
  2. Transcripts: Official copies of all high school transcripts as well as marks from any national exams. If the original documents are not in English, please submit both the original documents as well as English translations.
  3. Official standardized test scores: All candidates must take either the SAT (given by the College Board) or the ACT Assessment Test with the writing section. All tests should be completed by the end of January of the senior year.  Additionally, international students for whom English is not their native language should submit results from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Applicants who, for four or more years, have attended a high school where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Two teacher evaluations or letters of recommendation from teachers who have instructed you in core academic courses (Math, Science, History, Foreign Language, or English).
  5. School profile and a letter of recommendation from a secondary school official.
  6. Financial documentation

If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit:

  • CSS Profile
  • Supporting financial documentation, demonstrating the funds that the family will contribute to the applicant’s education for first year of study. Examples are statements of earnings from employers, certification of finances from banks or other financial institutions, or tax-returns.

(If you are unable to submit the online CSS Profile, you may send the International Student Financial Aid Application [pdf] instead.)

If you are not applying for Financial Aid, you must submit:

  • Certification of Finances for International Students
  • Supporting financial documentation, demonstrating the funds that the family will contribute to the applicant’s education for four years of study. Examples are statements of earnings from employers, certification of finances from banks or other financial institutions, or tax-returns, if such are available.
Other Requirements and Information
  • If you are applying as an Early Decision I or Early Decision II applicant you are also required to submit a completed Early Decision Agreement Form.
  • If you have been out of high school for a year or more, and are applying for first-year admission, please submit a brief statement explaining what you have been doing since graduating from high school.
  • We encourage international applicants to visit Brandeis and, if possible, schedule an interview with an admissions representative.

 

本科申请评估流程和评估标准

摘自Brandeis官网:Applying to Brandeis should be a fun and open experience that allows us to get to know you on a personal level. Our holistic, student-centered review takes into account your academic performance and potential and your out-of-class activities and the depth of commitment you have shown to them. In the end, we seek students who we think will fit well in the Brandeis community and contribute to it in their years on campus.

不难看出,除了硬性条件,Brandeis非常看重学生的学术方面的潜力,课外活动的参与程度以及社区服务或者志愿者活动的持久性,学校会选择跟自己学校匹配的学生。

 

本科申请文书题目分析和文书范文    

Brandeis是通过Common Application申请的,因此需要完成CA的主文书,至于Common主文书的题目和要求在这里就不赘述了,主要说下Brandeis的两篇附加文书:

文书题目一解析:

Why would you like to attend Brandeis? (250 words or fewer)

这个题目是很常见的WHY SCHOOL类的文书题目,要求学生回答为什么要申请布兰迪斯大学,回答这类问题应注意以下几点:

1.首先去学校官网了解学校,特别是你感兴趣的学院以及专业,因为无论是哪所学校,都是希望在学术领域得到大家的认可,所以在回答这类问题时首要原因建议从学术方面作答,学生可以从专业特点,课程设置,研究或者实习项目等方面入手,结合自己的学术或者职业目标,谈谈学校的这些项目能怎样帮助你实现你的这些目标;

2.除学术外,还可以从官网了解学校的一些社团或者课外活动是否有跟自己兴趣爱好相符的,再结合自己的兴趣爱好说说参加这些社团或者活动对自己的意义。

3.再给出以上回答时必须保证信息的准确性,比如brandeis是小班教学,有利于师生间的交流,你就不能说brandeis的大班教学制度有利于活跃课堂气氛;又比如你不能说你对一个brandeis根本不存在的社团或者项目感兴趣,试想一下学校看到这种文章会是什么反映?可能直接就把你拒了,哪怕你其他条件都很好。

4.切忌简介式的作答此类问题,比如brandeis是全美最好的综合性大学之一这类简介式的回答会显得很没有说服力。

 

文书题目二解析:

Attention International Applicants: Brandeis attracts students from many corners of the world. As an international student at Brandeis, how would you enrich the campus community? Please provide your response below. (250 words or fewer)

这个问题相对简单一点,学生只需结合自身的具体情况来作答即可。建议可以跟自己的学术目标结合,比如一位申请计算机科学的学生,他同时也对音乐感兴趣,他想在将来设计出一款推广古典音乐的软件,而他确信在为自己的梦想努力时也能enrich the campus community of brandeis.

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