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Early decision 2014--was it competitive?

smileeLvsmileeLv Registered User Posts: 345 Member
edited December 2009 in Brown University
I was so happy to get into brown,
but at school one of my classmates told me that Brown is so easy to get into if you do ED and that anyone could have gotten in... :(

For some reason, what he told me is kinda bothering me right now

I checked the Official Decision thread and it seemed like alot of ppl got in
(congrats by the way to everyone who got it :) )

Of course, I don't agree with what he said.
But, just out of curiosity:
was it easier to get in this year ED?
Or was it really competitive?
Post edited by smileeLv on

Replies to: Early decision 2014--was it competitive?

  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,723 Senior Member
    Is this really a serious question? He's probably just jealous you got accepted. But I'll answer seriously:

    Brown has not released any statistics about its acceptance rate yet; the Brown Daily Herald isn't publishing right now, so no info from there.

    But given that there was a 20 percent increase in early decision applications and I doubt Brown doubled the number accepted ED -- it was very competitive. In past years, the ED acceptance rate has been in the low 20 percent range. I would guess it went down this year.

    And many people who were denied and deferred just don't post their results here.
  • smileeLvsmileeLv Registered User Posts: 345 Member
    I was just curious, that's all. Thanks for posting a reply. my sister was also asking me how competitive Brown ED was this year (and actually just Brown Ed overall), because she also wants to apply to brown early next year.
  • abstract17abstract17 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    someone from my school got accepted ED with a 31 ACT and a not so stellar gpa (not sure what it was). i thought he was a little underqualified but he was also on broadway some years ago for some time; it is likely this played a large role. Still a great accomplishment congrats!
  • natew6338natew6338 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    Tell him to take a look at the ED acceptance rate compared to Penn or even Dartmouth this year..
  • dootdoot1dootdoot1 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    whoever said that is a complete idiot that's just jealous he/she didnt get in!
  • light up the skylight up the sky Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    I really don't think so.
    Brown's acceptance rate in past years for ED has been 20-30%.
    I doubt it would have increased this year, considering that there was 20% increase in ED applicants.
  • jackpotjackpot Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    If by "anybody" he meant ~25% or 1 out of every 4 people that applied, then sure, I guess "anybody" could get in, but there are a lot of very very qualified deferred and rejected people in the ED results thread that would probably take issue with that statement.
  • R124687R124687 Registered User Posts: 1,513 Senior Member
    Your Classmate = Sour Grapes.

    Congratulations on your stellar achievement. This will NOT be the last time you hear people talk like this. My mantra..."Smile and nod". Then take your Ivy degree the bank.
  • HeartLikeASocketHeartLikeASocket Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    Lol I guess I must be pretty retarded for getting deferred.
  • Brownie56Brownie56 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Your classmates are jealous. Brown ED is indeed extremely competitive. Only about 550 of 2,850 students were accepted. Take a look at the ED thread and look at all the 4.0's and 2200's that were deferred or even rejected!

    Classmates who are applying to the same places as you will never be happy for you. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't deserve it.
  • FilmNerd92FilmNerd92 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    You know the Ivy Leauge... just SO easy to get into.
    What I have to ask smileeLv, is where is this delusional person going to school next year?

    And if you include the 21% increase in applicants, the acceptance rate was around 16-18%. GOSH! 16%?! That's sooooo many people.

    what an idiot.
  • DescarteszDescartesz Registered User Posts: 1,740 Senior Member
    Last year Brown's early period rate was just above Columbia's and below Dartmouth's, Penn's, and Cornell's. This year's rate is likely to be lower than Columbia's, just as it was in December, 2007.

    Ivy League Admission Statistics

    Another way to look at it is to observe that this year's rate might very well be about the same as Yale's early rate only two years ago.

    Update: 2009 statistics
    Brown admitted 20 percent of its early applicants, and Columbia admitted 21 percent, while Dartmouth and Cornell admitted 28.8 percent and 32.6 percent of their early applicants, respectively.

  • smileeLvsmileeLv Registered User Posts: 345 Member
    To Filmnerd: actually he got deferred or denied from Georgetown EA, and now he says he will get into Boston and saying how hard it is to get in to Boston college.
    Not that boston college is not a great school (it is a good school IMO) but I just got mad that he was talking behind my back and saying bad stuff about brown cuz I luv brown w/my heart :)
    Anyways, all the posts you guys wrote made me feel better cuz now I know that my hard work during high school did pay off :) I can't wait to go to brown next year!!
  • j0em4dj0em4d Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    OP, whoever said that to use is the biggest idiot, and is jealous of your accomplishment. ivies are always competitive, no matter what the year. if its sooo easy to get in early decsion, i want him to talk to the 2300 people who werent offered admission and see how easy it was. they probably have better resumes than him.
  • zamzam Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    This reminds me of a girl at my school who is applying to Brown because it is the "easiest Ivy to get into." This is a girl who has showed up to class 6 times, is ranked in the 200s out out 350,and has an outstanding low 20 ACT to boot. ==automatic acceptance because it's so easy!!

    Oh, God X_x
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