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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (30), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (24)
I got a letter from an administration official sayingSep 03 2003Physics
I got a letter from an administration official saying he loved my essay, so I guess that helped. I don't really know.
SAT: 1450 Male
To get into brown you must be yourself andSep 01 2003Political Science
To get into brown you must be yourself and be a well rounded person. Be diverse in your activities and opened minded as well. Be creative and original and do the best you can.
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On my application, I presented myself as honestly asAug 19 2003Undecided
On my application, I presented myself as honestly as possible. I ignored tips on essay-writing and how to market myself, choosing instead to convey that I am passionate about a variety of things, that I have a number of faults, and that I don't have it all figured out just yet. My numbers (GPA, SAT I, SAT II, etc.) put me in the running, but I believe my carefully crafted essay and my chance discussion with the area admissions director helped demonstrate my thirst for knowledge and my interest in Brown. My recommenders (guidance counselor, social science teacher, natural science teacher) all knew me well - in different ways. This allowed the admissions committee to get a clearer picture of the traits that made me a strong candidate.

No single accomplishment or characteristic made me an extremely desirable applicant. The enthusiasm I demonstrated through my extracurricular activities, essay, and interview still compelled the admissions committee to admit me, though. In my experience with the school, I've found that Brown is especially concerned with personal qualities and appreciates sincerity in an applicant. I wish you the best of luck.
SAT: 1530 Male

I transferred in from another school that was veryJul 16 2003Mechanical Engineering
I transferred in from another school that was very pre-professional, and was therefore pretty clear about how I was disappointed in what I was getting there, and what I would hope to get at Brown. Since I couldn't travel to Brown for an interview, I sat down at Christmas with a Brown-student friend and we recorded an "admission interview" using his stereo tape deck. I think it was pretty clear why I wanted to transfer to Brown. That being said, I still feel very very lucky that I got in.
SAT: 1410 Male
Good grades in high school, alot of activities, 1570Jun 27 2003Engineering Department
good grades in high school, alot of activities, 1570 on my SAT's. a great essay for my application
SAT: 1570 Male
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