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Wondering if anyone has a statistic

aryadnearyadne Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
edited October 2012 in Brown University
Wondering if anyone has a statistic about people who get accepted to Brown if they check the PLME ED but if not accepted, Brown RD vs. those who are accepted PLME ED +Brown ED.

I personally would assume those who choose Brown ED+ PLME ED have a higher chance than those who pick they'd rather not be in a binding agreement w/ Brown if they don't get accepted to PLME ED. "brown wants ppl to go to brown for brown, not just plme"

Also, on their website, it says "Please do not assume that your admission chances are improved by applying under the Early Decision plan." Do you think this is this accurate?

Thank you!
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Replies to: Wondering if anyone has a statistic

  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,737 Senior Member
    I'm a little confused about your first question, but it is true that Brown wants to accept students who want to attend Brown first. If you indicate that you would not go to Brown if not accepted to PLME, it hurts your chances of being accepted.

    As for ED acceptance rates -- most athletic recruits are accepted ED. Their chance of acceptance is 100%. If you take those 200+ acceptances out of the equation, and also remember that many legacies apply early, the ED acceptance rate drops. Even then, it's not as low as the RD rate.

    Since it's pretty hard to do a blind study comparing the results of identical students who apply ED and RD, there's really no way to answer your question. There are fewer applicants applying ED, so your application might get more attention. I'd rather be the first tuba-playing environmentalist's application read than the 1000th.
  • chinabluechinablue Registered User Posts: 814 Member
    My D was just telling me that more women apply to Brown than men. If that is true, I guess it is slightly harder for women to be accepted. Comments?
  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 2,051 Senior Member
    Today, more women are applying to college in general. I believe that Brown also has a slightly higher population of women (US News says 52% women). I would expect that the two genders are accepted in roughly proportional numbers to how they apply.
  • Carla2012Carla2012 Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
    Brown has a lot more women applying then men. If you look at the common data set, last year about 18,000 women applied and 12,000 men applied. You can do the math on the acceptance rates yourself and see just how big a difference it made. It was not a subtle difference.
  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 2,051 Senior Member
    Interesting. I didn't realize that that data was publicly available.
  • Carla2012Carla2012 Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
    there is a lot of good info in the common data set. I think its worth looking at the CDS of any school that a student is thinking about applying to.
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