|Students who got into Brown say:|
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I was recruited for sports. However, I did have a great GPA. I think Brown looks for passionate individuals so it's important to pursue what you enjoy and show commitment whether it is sports, art, writing, politics, etc. Excelling in the classroom is obviously important, but not all of it.
| Neuroscience/Cognitive Science|
| Aug 01 2010 | I played sports and had high test scores. Public service is also important. Initially i wasn't sure i wanted to go to Brown when i applied, therefore i presented myself completely honestly on my application. I had very diverse classes in high school, ranging from Psychology, to Art, to Physics. I did sports in High School, and dance outside of school. My SAT's were good but not amazing 1440, and my GPA was around a 3.5 (unweighted), my school had the IB program as well. Basically, in my application i wasn't trying to impress anyone; i was just myself. Individuality is important, but trying too hard is obvious to those reading your application. Also try to write your admissions essays about something that isn't the typical topic (don't get ideas from books, or if you do try to avoid the topics you see there).
I won't lie to you; getting into Brown is exceedingly difficult! If anything, Brown likes students that it believes will take advantage of its open curriculum. Therefore, having varied academic interests and strengths will help you. Having a particularly strong extracurricular talent (e.g. music, art, a sport, some really special community work, etc.) also is important, as there are just so many qualified people applying to Brown that you really need to distinguish yourself. Admission here is such a crapshoot though so don't be dissapointed if you don't get in. You can always try to transfer later on if you're still hung up on Brown, which is perfectly understandable.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Oct 18 2003 |