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  • Written by UnivAdmitHelp
  • Category: Insights & Information
  • Published on 28 Jan 2017

What would get me admitted to the Brown University?

At Brown University, in the admission process for undergraduate students, the most important consideration is your high school performance and preparedness.

When it comes to assessing performance, they look beyond your grades to also consider how well you have mastered certain skills associated with learning. They review your teacher recommendations to get a sense of your curiosity, problem-solving abilities, and openness to different points of view, ability to express yourself orally and in writing, work ethic, etc. In order to assess preparedness, they review the depth and breadth of the academic learning you have undertaken thus far. They want to know whether you have taken advantage of the courses available to you in your school, and whether you have challenged yourself in advanced classes, and whether you have stretched yourself with outside-of-school educational opportunities.

For Masters and PhD’s, the admission committee views your application from the lens of the stream you are applying to, and they look individual fitment with the respective programs. The scores of GRE/GMAT do matter but fundamentally they are looking for qualities needed to excel in that field. This means that even if you have not got your desired GMAT/GRE score but if you are able to establish your credentials in the chosen field, you could still make it. In engineering programs, for example, you can establish your credentials through your undergraduate projects, internships, published research papers, etc. In MBA, they always try to find instances of leadership demonstrated during your work and ability to work collectively and collaboratively. In graduate program for English they look for applicants who are asking provocative and potentially productive literary questions and who are interested in exploring such questions in a rigorous intellectual environment. For all graduate programs it is important to demonstrate that the applicant would fit in well with their program’s strengths and the university culture.


Brown University’s Ranking

According to U.S.News Brown University is #14ranking in National Universities in 2017. In the given link one can find the rankings of the programs there as well.


Acceptance rate

In Brown University the acceptance rate is ~9% for undergraduate programs for class 2020, wherein 3015 students got accepted out of 32,390 applications.


What are the most popular programs at the Brown University?

Brown University is located atop College Hill in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764. Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. In 1782 during the six years that the College was closed because of war, the campus was requisitioned as a barracks for American troops and later used as a military hospital for the French soldiers of General de Rochambeau.

Brown University is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering and the School of Professional StudiesBrown has well-regarded programs in English and history, and the highly ranked Warren Alpert Medical School.


Why Brown?

  • Brown believes in ‘Open Curriculum’ for undergraduates wherein the students themselves are responsible for designing individualized programs of study across multiple departments. Their open curriculum ensures students get freedom in directing the course of their education, but the university also expects them to remain open to people, ideas, and experiences that may be entirely new.
  • Brown is renowned for its distinctive student body - independent, energetic, mature, responsible, and self-directed – and for its educational culture that fosters and reinforces these qualities as essential elements of their education.
  • Approximately 20 percent of Brown students go for combined degrees where they complete their baccalaureate degrees with more than one concentration within the standard four years of study.


Notable Alumni

  • Emma Watson, Bachelor’s in English
  • John Sculley, Bachelor’s in Architecture
  • Robert Edward “Ted” Turner, Bachelor’s in Economics
  • John S. Chen, B.S.

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