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Esm402Esm402 Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
edited September 2007 in Brown University
Hey guys,
I was on sparknotes the other day and it says Brown's average ACT score iis a 26. Now is that an error? Because I plan on applying ED and I have a 28.
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  • davebdaveb Registered User Posts: 526 Member
    Sparknotes gives information on colleges now? That's news to me. Anyway, The Princeton Review (which I would trust more, since this is kind of their forte) reports that the middle 50% of accepted Brown applicants scored between 27 and 33 on the ACT. And it could be noted that last year, they had the average ACT listed at 29.

    SAT-wise, the CR middle 50% was 670 to 760, Math middle 50% was 680 to 770, and TPR Projected Range SAT Writing is listed at 690 to 760.

    Remember that not all, if any, admissions decisions are based solely on standardized test scores. The admissions office claims that they take a holistic approach to their prospective students' applications, and there's no reason to not believe that. So while a relatively lower-end ACT score won't necessarily block your acceptance, it certainly doesn't hurt to be placing at the top of or above the mid-range scores.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,633 Senior Member
    Last year, only 28% of those who were admitted to Brown who submitted ACT scores, scored a 28 or below.

    For those admitted for Fall of 2006, according to USNews, the mid 50% ACT range was 27-33 as daveb states.
  • franglishfranglish Registered User Posts: 2,308 Senior Member
    The following is from the class of 2011 "Brown Admission Facts and Figures" page which is accessible through their online application information. You can figure out the averages!

    ACT Scores Applied Accepted %Accepted Enrolled % of Class
    36 39 13 33.3% 3 0.7%
    33-35 1,352 249 18.4% 119 29.7%
    29-32 2,571 266 10.3% 166 41.4%
    26-28 975 96 9.8% 65 16.2%
    23-25 420 45 10.7% 36 9.0%
    < 23 217 15 6.9% 12 3.0%
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