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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (30), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (24)
Make sure you know why you want to comeDec 16 2004Other
Make sure you know why you want to come here and convey it clearly. Pay special attention to your essays!
Male
Brown doesnt care as much about sat/act as otherAug 30 2004Computer Science
brown doesnt care as much about sat/act as other ivy's so you need tons of cool and interesting extra curriculars. Do a science project, do some community service, and be really active in your school and make people give you good rec letters. You will get in if you are percieved as an interesting person.
SAT: 1410 Male
Extracurriculars, stellar essay, just BE YOURSELFAug 13 2004PreMed and Medical
SAT: 1500 Female
I took initiative in high school to do thingsAug 11 2004Religion/Religious
I took initiative in high school to do things that others did not. I was a reporter for a regional newspaper for four years, I taught chess courses at an after-school program for little kids and I started a program at the high school that allowed honor roll students to get discounts at local restaurants. I did some other stuff like this that I don't have time to list out. I think Brown wanted me because I seemed like someone who would take advantage of the Open Curriculum. Several of my classmates at Brown had demonstrated similar kinds of initiative in their own high schools.
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Brown is a school that looks for individualityAug 10 2004Sociology
Brown is a school that looks for individuality. The admissions office definately wants to hear your story. That is not to say that you have to have "saved the world" by your senior year of High School. It is to say that your extracurricular accomplishments and the things about which you are passionate, no matter how mundane they may seem, should be highlighted in your app..

I talked a lot about my internships in finance, my High-School debate career, but also about collecting comics as a kid. Keep things interesting for the admissions office, and show them that you're more than a GPA/SAT score.
SAT: 1500 Male

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