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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (30), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (24)
Major accomplishments like published work or patents helpJul 06 2004Computer Science
Major accomplishments like published work or patents help.

Most of my friends at Brown really got into their application essay. Put your heart into it and be honest. This is not one where bullshit will take you very far.
SAT: 1350 Female

I had a good interview with someone I enjoyedJul 02 2004Psychology
I had a good interview with someone I enjoyed talking to (and of course filled out the app and worked hard in HS). I recommend souding genuinely enthusiastic and having specific questions to ask during the interview and being open to looking into all the possibilities that you'd encounter at Brown.
I was very much involved in extracurriculars in highJun 25 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
I was very much involved in extracurriculars in high school. Talking to fellow Brunonians, I found that everyone else was just as involved in extracurriculars if not more involved in high school. Also everyone seems to have been a varsity athlete in high school also.
ACT: 29 Male
Show you are distinct and have characterJun 25 2004Chemistry
SAT: 1340 Female
Email professors in departments that interest you and, ifJun 22 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Email professors in departments that interest you and, if possible, schedule a meeting with them to acquaint yourself with their courses and research interests. If you find a good match, make a brief mention of your encounter in your application, to further demonstrate that Brown is the only place you would want to go. The bottom line is that it is paramount to let Brown know exactly why it is you believe Brown is the only school for you - precisely why it is helpful to apply early decision.
SAT: 1550 Male
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