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

potentialtransfer2018potentialtransfer2018 44 replies11 threads Junior Member
Thought I'd start this thread since application season is beginning. Feel free to discuss about transferring here! It also might be helpful to include:

Transfer year:
HS GPA:
College GPA:
ACT/SAT score:
Concentration:
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?:
Reason for transferring:

Good luck everyone!
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  • butfirstcoffeebutfirstcoffee 105 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I'll play! I'm a nontraditional student so I won't have anything impressive to enter here...

    Transfer year: Fall '18
    HS GPA: 3.0
    College GPA: 3.89
    ACT/SAT score: N/A
    Concentration: Literary Arts or English
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: I'm a CA community college student.
    ECs: Student Govt, Intercultural Programs, Peace Studies, 2 Honor Societies, Community Service
    Age: 26, went to work before deciding to go back to school, kick ass, and get a better job doing something I love.

    Good luck, everyone!
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  • GtownboogieGtownboogie 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hello!
    Transfer year: Spring 2018
    HS GPA: 3.2
    College GPA: 3.75
    ACT/SAT: N/A
    Concentration: Liberal Arts- Slavic studies
    Applying for FA: yes
    Reason for transferring: I'm a community college student hoping for better
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  • hobowriterhobowriter 34 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Hello everyone~

    Transfer year:FA 2018
    HS GPA: no idea... I had mostly As and like 2 Bs per year, then senior year my grades took a turn for the worse
    College GPA: I don't currently have one but I think I have 4 As and one B as of now?
    ACT/SAT score: 35
    Concentration: Behavioral Neuroscience (may apply to Brown under something else though)
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No
    Reason for transferring: My school is yuck and Brown is a magical dreamland in comparison.
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  • potentialtransfer2018potentialtransfer2018 44 replies11 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: fall 2018
    HS GPA: 4.0, valedictorian
    College GPA: 3.9175
    ACT/SAT score: 34
    Concentration: architecture
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: Need more FA (we'll see how that goes) and want a more studio-based architecture program.
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  • PlzNeed2transferPlzNeed2transfer 16 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: fall 2018
    HS GPA: 3.94--Top 10%
    College GPA: 3.75
    ACT: submitting two, 29(old) 34(new)
    Conc: Biology+Pre-Med
    Applying for FA: yes
    Reason: Current school ees nightmare (I'm on a leave of absence)
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  • anaracondaanaraconda 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2017
    HS GPA: 6.56/7 (7 is highest)
    College GPA: 1.45/4 (1 is highest)
    ACT/SAT score: 2020 (old), will retake March SAT
    Concentration: Economics or International Relations
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No
    Reason for transferring: I'm an international student currently attending the top university in my country. Unfortunately, there are no International Relations major or minors. I'd like the chance to take more free electives that can count towards my major.
    edited December 2017
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  • koletangkoletang 36 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: Fall 2018
    Current college: University of Southern California
    College GPA: 4.0
    ACT/SAT score: 1570
    Concentration: Science and Society
    High School GPA: 3.7
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: The open curriculum will allow me to pursue classes which blend the several disciplines I'm passionate about.
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  • DropOfSunDropOfSun 12 replies17 threads Junior Member
    Current college: Muhlenberg
    College GPA: 3.96 (one A- in a half-credit ballet class...)
    ACT/SAT score: 34
    Concentration: Theatre (possible minor or double major in physics)
    High School GPA: 3.78
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: Lots.
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  • plvntsplvnts 21 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: Fall '28
    HS GPA: 3.74
    College GPA: 3.925
    ACT/SAT score: 33
    Concentration: Environmental Studies
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: yes
    Reason for transferring: my current college isn't as strong as I want it to be for my major and doesn't give a lot of room for individualizing the major
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  • woodrowwilson1woodrowwilson1 9 replies0 threads New Member
    Transfer year: Fall '18
    HS GPA: 4.3W/3.85UW
    College GPA: 3.913
    ACT/SAT score: 1460
    Concentration: Statistics
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: currently a economics-math major, but want to enroll in an undergraduate statistics program
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  • nuitnoirenuitnoire 8 replies1 threads New Member
    Y'all are so qualified, I don't even know if I should apply...
    Transfer Year: fall'18
    Hs GPA: 4.3 W/3.75 UW
    SAT: 2250
    Concentration: Biology/WGGS
    College GPA: 3.74
    Not applying for FA
    Reason for transferring: current college (top private uni for whatever the hell that means) isn't really catering to my needs as a student with a very specific focus. Its a great school, its just I know that Brown's open curriculum is way too good to pass up.
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  • bobaboibobaboi 34 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Transfer year: 2018 fall
    HS GPA: 3.7(unweighted)
    College GPA: 3.77
    ACT/SAT score: 2010
    Concentration: math or computer science
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No

    I am currently at the top 30 public school, and I don't like public school... it doesn't have that many resources.. and students here are not as competitive as I thought they would be. I screwed up my gpa because of general education requirements in California public school system..
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  • nrtlax33nrtlax33 671 replies15 threads Member
    67 transfer students were admitted last year. See https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/09/firstyear#Class Profile.
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  • nuitnoirenuitnoire 8 replies1 threads New Member
    @TheOldTimer I think that’s 67 students committed. There were more accepted.
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  • nrtlax33nrtlax33 671 replies15 threads Member
    @nuitnoire : Yes. My mistake.
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  • nrtlax33nrtlax33 671 replies15 threads Member
    @nuitnoire : Here is the data (two years old) which says in 2016, 1832 applied, 96 admitted, and 53 enrolled.

    https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-research/factbook/undergraduate-admission-and-financial-aid
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  • nuitnoirenuitnoire 8 replies1 threads New Member
    @TheOldTimer Yeah, for the past few years Brown's acceptance rate has fallen far below 10%. I think it's around 5-6% acceptance rate for both last and last last years transfer applicants.
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  • butfirstcoffeebutfirstcoffee 105 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Good luck to all who applied!
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  • loeaseloease 18 replies30 threads Junior Member
    Just applied and am torturing myself by seeing how qualified everyone else is

    Transfer year: Fall '18
    HS GPA: 3.87
    College GPA: 3.84 (got one B+, dang it)
    ACT/SAT score: 33
    Concentration: Literary Arts (or MCM)
    Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
    Reason for transferring: My school is really pre-professional-focused and Brown's open curriculum is the perfect opposite for exploring new stuff
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