Q:is it possible to be accepted without immaculate grades...? i have a few b's and the statistics you posted said that 95% of the accepted were in the top 10% of their school, and since i go to an advanced high school with ~70 kids where lots of people *need* 100's in everything, top 10% isn't really in the cards for me..i don't kill myself over perfect grades, but i'm passionate about physics and about brown. i'll be applying early decision next year and wanted to know if i had any chance-thanks!
Hey, I definitely would not worry about having ‘perfect’ grades. First, admissions considers how competitive the school is. I, too, went to a difficult school and did not get perfect grades. There are many other things considered including your essay, activities, recommendations, SAT scores, etc. Just make sure you know what makes you special and be sure to focus on that.
Brown University’s Dr. Rick Bungiro performs Frozen’s “Let It Go” at the Faculty Talent Show.
Q:Going to ADOCH on April 22nd, so excited!!! Can we expect to get free shirts, or should I come prepared to buy a ton of Brown apparel? (:
You will get free shirts, but who says you can’t buy some more?
Q:Hi there! I'm an ED admit for the class of 2018 (and mega excited about it.) Brown has the available courses for next year up online, so I've been wasting, er, spending a lot of time planning what I'll take first semester. Do you have any advice on course load (4 vs. 5 vs. 12000) and how hard it is to get into popular classes? How would you recommend building a schedule at Brown for the first time?
Hey there, congrats.
Creating your first schedule can be a bit daunting, I know, so here’s a few things to keep in mind.
- Shopping period- shopping period is the time at the beginning of the semester when students are free to visit/’shop’ whatever classes they want before solidifying there schedule. No matter what you think you’re going to take, shopping period has a way of changing things, so you don’t need to be too committed right now.
- Because of this, I would add any and every class to your cart that your interested in, even if they’re at the same time. This way, even if you don’t end up taking or even visiting a class, you know you have options.
- I personally would not recommend taking 5 classes first semester. First semester can be crazy; you’re still trying to figure out what the hell is going on and there are a million distractions. Taking 4 is the norm, so I’d stick with that, then maybe build on to that another semester if you feel comfortable.
- As far as getting into popular classes, it depends on the size of the class. For example, I’m in a very popular class that has hundreds of students in it and everyone got in. But in some other popular classes, like the Literary Arts classes, the class size is very small and therefore hard to get into. This doesn’t mean you don’t stand a chance though, showing up and making your interest known to the professor can really help.
- Regardless of if you know or do not know what you’re concentrating in, I would recommend taking classes based on interests rather than requirements. You have the next seven semesters to fulfill you concentration requirements, this is your opportunity to have fun learning. Take random classes, take them pass fail, and most importantly, do not stress about it!
Hope that helped!
Q:IVE BEEN ABUSING CAPS LOCK FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS BUT I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT AHHH ACCEPTED TO BROWN!!!! Aaaaand as a future IR concentrator! Though I have a tough decision to make (not 100% set on Brown), thanks so much for your unparalleled insights, opinions, and advice going into all of this. It means a lot!
Congrats to the Warren Alpert Medical School Class of 2014 on this year’s Match Day!
WELCOME, CLASS OF 2018!
Are you ready for this???
(We’re ready for ya. Stay tuned for some stats.)
So guys. Gala is coming (on March 15th) and it’s Moulin Rouge themed.
If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, they’re on sale in the Faunce Underground this week from 10 am to 4 pm!
We’re excited. You should be too.
Q:What is the NYC scene from Dalton, Fieldston, Horace Mann, Stuyvesant, Trinity, Brearley, Collegiate etc. like?
I happen to have lots of friends from all these schools. I wouldn’t say that there is necessarily a ‘scene’ for them. A lot of people end up hanging out with people from their schools or cities when they first get to Brown, but eventually branch out, too.