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Class of 2025 - worth applying ED with subpar grades/scores?
Brown is absolutely my top choice school. I'm considering applying ED, but I'm not sure if I would even have a chance, or if it would be a waste of an early decision when I could use it to get into a lower reach. In other words, I'm not asking if I will get into Brown with these stats, I understand that schools with acceptance rates in the single digits are unpredictable, I'm asking if it is even worth taking the chance of applying ED.
White male, middle class, rural (live on a farm)
Prospective English and theater concentrations
Full IB Diploma candidate - the most rigorous curriculum my school has to offer
GPA: 3.85 unweighted, 4.03 weighted as of end of junior year. 4.0 both semesters of junior year
33 ACT - 35 English, 29 Math, 35 Reading, 31 Science
Orchestra, 1st violin, all 4 years
Varsity tennis, all 4 years
Jazz Ensemble, 3 years
Chamber Choir, 2 years
School newspaper, 3 years
School's mass band, 3 years
Varsity Knowledge Bowl, 3 years
Founder of my school's Writers' Guild
National Honor Society member
Several minor and three lead roles in theater - one in Fall play, Spring musical, and an opera
Staff member of and twice published in my school's literary magazine
Started and operate a candle company with my classmate
Alum of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, Summer Residential Program
Completed a course in fiction writing from a local literary center
Self-published a collection of short stories
A tutor in my school's writing center
I've played the guitar for 10 years or so
~250 hours of working at local movie theater
Excellence in Chinese III, IV, and V awards
"Honorable Mention" award in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge
Excellence in Theater Award
Award given to the highest-ranked submission of my school's annual literary magazine
1st place in talent show, Freshman year
3rd place in talent show, Sophomore year
I think my application is competitive besides my test scores and grades -- will Brown even look at my app? I'm aware that my scores and grades are far below the average of accepted students. I am entirely rooted in humanities, particularly English. Math has always been my biggest weakness, and I think it's worth noting that it's by far my lowest score on the ACT, and all grades that haven't been an A have been in my first 2 years of high school and math classes.