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Can anyone share what an accepted student profile to Brown typically includes?

Just a curious junior here trying to get a sense of what Brown is looking for in their applicant pool. If anyone knows the usual GPA, test scores, extracurricular involvement or any special hooks that Brown accepted students have, I'd really appreciate the lowdown!

8 months ago

Hey there! Brown University, like many Ivy League schools, tends to attract a highly competitive applicant pool. While there's no one-size-fits-all 'accepted profile,' successful applicants often boast strong academic records with GPAs that are typically above 3.8 unweighted. They also commonly present impressive standardized test scores, should they choose to submit them – think 33+ on the ACT or 1450+ on the SAT. But remember, test scores aren't everything, especially with many schools adopting test-optional policies.

Extracurricular involvement is also crucial. Brown, especially, values depth over breadth — they want to see that you've committed yourself and excelled in a few areas rather than spreading yourself too thin. Leadership positions, meaningful community service, or notable accomplishments in your areas of interest can make your application stand out. For example, a student I worked with who was accepted into Brown had developed an online platform for environmental education, demonstrating both her initiative and passion for her field of interest.

If you have 'hooks' like being a legacy, recruited athlete, or coming from an underrepresented background, these can certainly play a role in the admissions process, but they're not a guarantee of acceptance. Ultimately, Brown looks for students who will contribute to their community in unique and substantive ways, so focus on developing your passions and making an impact where you can. Hope this helps, and good luck with your college journey!

8 months ago

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