The Ultimate Guide to Brown

Recorded Friday, January 15 at 10:00 PM

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Brown University

Providence, RI
Description

Learn what it takes to get into Brown and what it's like to attend Brown University.

Join Elias as he covers topics like Brown's campus culture, academic requirements, extracurricular opportunities, housing options, and much more. He will also give admissions information that will help you maximize your chances of getting into Brown.

School information

Brown University

Providence, RI
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
33:56@anonymous:Could you please advise what to do next for getting deferred on ED. Thank you very much!
34:26@anonymous:What is the number one thing Brown looks at that determines your acceptance?
34:29@anonymous:How does the PLEM program work and how does Brown deal with AP credits in high school?
36:48@EmmaSkylie:What would you say about LGBT diversity?
41:14@EmmaSkylie:my state, California, has no new news with SAT's do you think that not having SAT scores will hurt me? I don't know if California will do SATS

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