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***Brown University 2018 Transfer Students Official Discussion Thread***

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Replies to: ***Brown University 2018 Transfer Students Official Discussion Thread***

  • youcandoit123youcandoit123 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Did any of you hear back?
  • avocadoughavocadough Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    @youcandoit123 I didn't :( I thought we weren't supposed to expect anything until Mid-May, no? (In last year's thread, it looks like they got decisions May 11)
  • youcandoit123youcandoit123 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Whatever you do, don't give up! Even if you don't get in the first time, you can never ever give up! Get back up and try again.
  • Rob3223Rob3223 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Considering this is my second time applying, this is already me trying again. Lol.

    @youcandoit123
  • transferunkowntransferunkown Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Hey, guys! I am a little late to this thread, but wanted to introduce myself since Brown is most definitely one of my top choices. Good luck to everyone :)
  • nym2018nym2018 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    So where's everyone trying to transfer from?
  • FutureIbanker/hfmanagerFutureIbanker/hfmanager Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
  • avocadoughavocadough Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    @nym2018 uc berkeley. wbu?
  • nym2018nym2018 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    @avocadough I'm applying from UMass Amherst
  • Hopeful5319Hopeful5319 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @avocadough im from berk too!
  • avocadoughavocadough Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    edited April 2018
    @Hopeful5319 No way!! I'm sorry it hasn't worked out for you here either :( Fingers crossed we get accepted to Brown!!
  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    @avocadough and @Hopeful5319 I was just recently accepted to UC Berkeley as a transfer for Political Science, what do you guys not like about the school/ why do you wanna leave? I'm strongly considering going there and would really appreciate your experience.
  • avocadoughavocadough Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    edited April 2018
    @SmartJarhead Congrats on your acceptance! Regardless of my personal feelings and experiences, UC Berkeley IS a great school. The reasons I want to transfer mainly fall to reasons for fit.
    (1) it's too large in my opinion so... (a) GSIs end up doing the grading, (b) classes can have up to 700 students, (c) there's a huge housing issue, (d) and it creates an impersonal learning atmosphere in my opinion. I thrive in small class settings. (e) Getting waitlisted from classes is common here and that makes it difficult to get the classes you need which is very frustrating.
    (2) The academics... (a) there's a lot of grade deflation and suppression here and with goals of attending law school, my resultant GPA at the hands of grade deflation doesn't work in my favor, (b) I've changed my major and Brown has a better program for it, (c) Cal places preference on STEM majors/fields more than the humanities I feel, and (d) I dislike all of the requirements Cal has, preventing me from exploring my many interests for fear of not graduating on time.
    Additionally, some other factors such as wanting to be closer to home and not really "vibing" well with the student body here have pushed me to want to transfer.
    Please note though that there ARE some things I like about Cal, and a bunch of my friends really love it here. But it unfortunately ended up being a bad fit for my needs and wants in a college experience. Granted, this is based on my own experiences and I have grown a lot here. Feel free to PM if you have any questions :)
  • SmartJarheadSmartJarhead Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    @avocadough Those are all valid reasons and some things I’ve been concerned about as a law school hopeful. Thanks for the insight!
  • avocadoughavocadough Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    @SmartJarhead Of course! Hopefully it was of some help (sorry it was so long haha). What other schools are you considering?
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