I am currently a freshman at Penn State, but am looking to transfer to Brown. I have a few questions regarding the process and my situation.
- I am a legacy; my dad graduated from Brown in 86. I was wait listed when I applied as a senior, however, I feel that had I not been a legacy I probably would have been denied. Not that I didn't have a good high school career, but there is good, then there is Brown Good. Does being a legacy carry any weight as a transfer?
- Being at a school with 40,000+ undergraduates, it is hard to get to know my professors on a personal level. I am trying my best, but I feel like it is going to be hard to get close enough to a professor to the point where they can give me a solid recommendation. Some of them have limited office hours that I can't even attend because they conflict with my other classes. Will this effect my competitiveness?
In addition, I would really appreciate any advice or stories of current transfers. How is Brown as a transfer? What were your college statistics/activities like if you don't mind sharing?
Thanks a lot!