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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (20), Grades (30), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (24)
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
Be true to your intellectual interests, work hard, andJun 22 2004Economics
Be true to your intellectual interests, work hard, and relax.
SAT: 1520 Female
Brown, probably more than any other Ivy, isn't justJun 22 2004Economics
Brown, probably more than any other Ivy, isn't just about academics. Getting into Brown requires that you really shows admissions something special or unique about you. With such a competitive pool of applicants applying here, you really need to have more than just solid marks to get admitted. However, you need those solid marks to be seriously considered for the most part. Overall, being a well-rounded type of student with some "special" interests or passions (that you can of course document or elaborate upon) will help you out in Brown's quirky admissions game.
SAT: 1560 Male
Like every student who is ambitious and motivated, IApr 27 2004Undecided
Like every student who is ambitious and motivated, I came under an immense amount of pressure at school to bring an application to the table that seemed flawless. I heard people strategizing to underplay low test scores and overplay community service and ethnicity!

Seeing the ridiculous amont of time I was putting into my application worring about if my hand writing was too "teenish" looking, a family friend asked my Mom if I was forgetting who I really was- was I trying to be the perfect applicant?" When I heard this, I stepped back from my application, threw out the old plan of achieving perfectiong, and resolved that if Brown was really the place for me, they would understand and embrace my flaws. I pushed myself farther into my application with a new plan in gear: HONESTY! Throughout the fall, I decided to not cocern myself with worrying about how I would match up to all my ambitious and competitive friends who appeared to be exactly what schools, like Brown, wanted. At the end of the game, the ones who had played "the perfect applicant card" all looked too similar! Don't be afraid to set yourself apart- it might be the difference between you and another almost identical applicant from New Jersey who maybe belongs to one more club than you! I presented myself honestly and (I believe) completely. For example: for my application photo, I sent one of me fresh out of the shower with wet hair, in my PJs, eating a bowl of ice cream! The Brown Admissions is the kind of board that will respect your quirks, rough edges, and flaws- don't be afraid to let them live up to their reputation!

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