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Successful Brown example essays?

I'm working on my Brown University application and would love to see some example essays that have been successful. Does anyone know of any resources or examples I could look at to get a better sense of what Brown is looking for in their essays?

7 months ago

It's essential to approach your Brown University essays with the mindset of showcasing your unique personality, interests, and experiences while also demonstrating your understanding of Brown's values and academic culture.

Consider looking at Brown University's website, which offers insights into what they value in their community. Pay attention to their emphasis on academic freedom, intellectual curiosity, and collaboration.

Also, CollegeVine has an article with four great Brown University essay examples, along with feedback on what worked well and what could be improved upon: https://blog.collegevine.com/brown-university-essay-examples

The website also offers breakdowns of each current prompt and advice on how to approach them. You may find this helpful in understanding what Brown is looking for in its applicant essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-brown-university-and-plme-essays

When reviewing these resources, remember that your essay should be uniquely yours. Rather than attempting to replicate someone else's successful essay, think about what makes you distinctive and why you feel Brown would be the best fit for you personally.

Demonstrating your genuine passion for your desired field of study and how Brown's specific programs, teaching methods, or initiatives align with your goals can help you create a strong and compelling essay.

7 months ago

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