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Brown Waitlist

CollegiateTibCollegiateTib Posts: 14Registered User New Member
edited May 2013 in Brown University
I've been waitlisted at Brown, but I don't know if I should even pursue it anymore. I've already committed to Cornell but it's mentally exhausting to not know where I'll be next year. I don't want to prepare myself for Cornell only to switch my gears or to hope for something that turns out to be a rejection... Does anyone know around what time the decisions are made for waitlist?
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Posts: 5,260Registered User Senior Member
    use the search function, there are multiple threads on here discussing this
  • greengophergreengopher Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Everyone who is on the wait list is in the same boat....hang in there. If you are already emotionally committed to Cornell and just want to end this crazy process, it is completely understandable if you decide to remove yourself from wait list consideration.

    You already have a wonderful option and you should be excited about it!

    If, on the other hand, you will always wonder "what if..." and really think that Brown is the right fit for you academically, socially and financially, you may want to see what happens.

    As you know, chances are great that you will be attending Cornell in the fall as it is very difficult to get off the wait list. Get excited about Cornell and keep Brown in the back of your mind until you get some concrete information one way or the other.

    Good luck to you...enjoy the rest of your senior year!
  • NutelleriaNutelleria Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Wait list decisions come out between mid-May and the end of June...or sometimes, they end at the end of the summer (in August) :/
    You can remove yourself from the wait list if you'd like! Cornell is great!
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
    Based on history, your odds of getting off the wait list are slim - very slim. I'd suggest you move on and focus on going to Cornell - it's a great school and depending on your major superior to Brown in many areas.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Posts: 5,260Registered User Senior Member
    ^ e.g. hotel administration or agriculture
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
    I'd add engineering, computer science or any science for that matter
  • arghfrustratedarghfrustrated Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    ^ Brown's CS program for undergrads is actually pretty legit. Arguably just as good (or maybe even better than) Cornell's.

    I would know. I'm an expert.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Posts: 5,260Registered User Senior Member
    we're splitting hairs here but i'll give you engineering while Undergrad CS is def Brown and I would say undergrad bio is Brown as well because Weill and Rockefeller are in NYC, not Ithaca. I honestly can't comment on the other sciences but in general Brown is more UG focused than Cornell anyway. Graduate programs in those areas you are def spot on though.
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
    we're splitting hairs here but i'll give you engineering while Undergrad CS is def Brown and I would say undergrad bio is Brown as well

    Maybe - but Cornell is strong in those areas so I don't think the OP should loss sleep over it. I think the OP needs to move on and focus on starting at Cornell rather than wallow in regret about Brown when it may not even be the better choice.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Posts: 5,260Registered User Senior Member
    ^100% agree with you there
  • KaloramaKalorama Posts: 72Registered User Junior Member
    Brown May Accept Students from Waitlist for Class of 2017

    Approximately 60 percent of the University’s 2,649 admitted students have accepted their offers to join the class of 2017, wrote Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73 in an email to The Herald.
    For the second year in a row, more students have committed to the University than expected, Miller wrote. Last year, 55.8 percent of admitted students committed to Brown, a six-year high. This year’s 60 percent yield rate is the University’s highest since 1998, the first year for which such data is available from the Office of Institutional Research.
    The University anticipated an incoming class of 1,515 students, or 57 percent of accepted students. Instead, about 1,589 have committed to Brown. The total number of students in the class of 2017 is not yet final because some students have secured extensions on the May 1 commitment deadline due to financial reasons, Miller wrote.
    But the Admission Office expects the number of committed students to decrease as some may decide to take gap years or attend other universities to which they are admitted from waitlists, Miller wrote.
    The Admission Office will likely admit only “a handful” of students off the waitlist this year, Miller wrote. No students on last year’s waitlist were offered admission.
    This year is the first in a three-year process of implementing former President Ruth Simmons’ recommendations for reducing the number of admission spots for recruited athletes.
    Following the Corporation’s approval of Simmons’ recommendations last year, the Admission Office was required to cut 20 spots reserved for recruited athletes — from 225 to 205 — within the subsequent three years, The Herald previously reported. Two hundred and sixteen recruits — 10 fewer than last year — were admitted, Miller wrote.

    U. yield rate hits 15-year high ? Brown Daily Herald
    Mathacle at 4:42 AM
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Posts: 560Registered User Member
    The Admission Office will likely admit only “a handful” of students off the waitlist this year, Miller wrote. No students on last year’s waitlist were offered admission

    It looks like they most likely will not take any students off the wait list.
  • wuantonsoupwuantonsoup Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    Are the "handful of kids" coming off of the wait list going to be offered admission this fall or just z listed?

    Also, does anyone know whether they will use the waitlist or not? It scares me to think that last year's yield was lower and they did not use the waitlist. Why did they say they would most likely be picking a handful of students then? Summer melt perhaps?
  • BrownAlumParentBrownAlumParent Posts: 650Registered User Member
    Sometimes there are a very few waitlisted students that meet a special criteria and they are added to the "over-enrollment". Ie back up quarter back recruit, very influential corporation / $$ advocate steps in. IE for the rest of wait-listed students, do not hold your breath, start getting excited about the most likely excellent other school you have gotten into and are going to attend. Yes there is the very remotest possibility you might be asked if you are still interested in the middle of summer, (my student had someone on the freshman hall who backed out the week before school due to finances, and the "replacement" actually was asked that week while packing for a different college!) but this is very, very rare. Instead, freshmen, be prepared for the possibility of some "temporary" triples! (almost always sorted into doubles by second semester.)
  • Fengfeng1994Fengfeng1994 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    I am also waitlisted by Brown. I really want to go to Brown, but I could not find the button to submit for waitlist. Can anyonbe help?
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