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How does Brown separate applications?

ap012199ap012199 Registered User Posts: 1,624 Senior Member
I know that Brown first separates apps by region, but do they further separate the applications with 32 and below ACT and apps with 33 and above by putting them into two separate piles? I've heard that some other elite colleges do this, so that's why I'm wondering. Also, would it be of any disadvantage to be put in the lower pile as opposed to the higher one (although I guess having 32 in the lower pile would make you one of the better performing applicants of the pile)? I would think so, but I'm not 100% sure.

Replies to: How does Brown separate applications?

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Since it's not likely that Brown admissions ppl will care to answer -- it's unknowable. Plus you can't change it anyway. So let go of what's not in your control.
  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,736 Senior Member
    I've gone to plenty of workshops with Brown admissions staff, and I never heard of them doing any sort of sorting based on academic criteria. The sorting by region is done so that admissions reps can "present" their students to the committee.
  • fenwayparkfenwaypark Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    edited September 2016
    @T26E4 is correct.

    In addition, Brown has a new Dean of Admission who is in the process of evaluating his first class at Brown. Reasonable to assume that many prior procedures will be retained, but don't know how many or which ones. We may know a little more after subsequent workshops with alumni interviewers are held.
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