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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (30), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (24)
Hone your application to a TJan 20 2008Art & Design Department
Hone your application to a T. That's all I can say.
SAT: 1370 Female
Provide outside infoJan 10 2008History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Provide outside info. I mean it's obvious you are intelligent. You decided to take this risk and apply to an innovative Ivy, so admissions is guessing you're pretty smart. Now show them that you are cultured too! What else besides brains do you have to offer this amazing University? That's what admissions really wants to know!!!
SAT: 1950 Female
Stress your individuality and open-minded-ness to new ideasDec 20 2007Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Stress your individuality and open-minded-ness to new ideas. Be sure to display yourself as open to trying new things and exploring, as that is what Brown's curriculum encourages students to do.
SAT: 2270 Male
Brown is extremely difficult to get into -- atOct 14 2007History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Brown is extremely difficult to get into -- at minimum, you need a competitive SAT score, a solid high school GPA, lots of difficult high school courses (think mostly honors / AP classes), and good extracurricular activities that show your passions. Of course, there are exceptions -- if you're a recruited athlete, legacy, underrepresented racial minority, geographical minority (think, applicant from Alaska, Wyoming), first in your family to go to college, etc. the bar is definitely lower.

Overall though, regardless of if you fall into one of those categories, it's extremely important to have a passion and be able to convey that in your application. Brown likes self-starters, passionate people, people who have an idea of what they want to do in college and can articulate how they'll accomplish their goals at Brown in particular. Because there are so many applicants, it's really a crapshoot beyond that, but just presenting yourself as someone passionate to something and who would benefit from the unique type of a school that Brown is (academic flexibility, departments that are strong here, etc.), you'll definitely have a better chance of getting in.
SAT: 1520 Female

AppliedAug 27 2007Public Policy
Applied.

Seriously, just apply and you'll get in or you won't and there's nothing you can really do about it either way.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1490 Male

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