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

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

Good luck everyone!

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!

Transfer year: Spring 2018
HS GPA: 3.2
College GPA: 3.75
Concentration: Liberal Arts- Slavic studies
Applying for FA: yes
Reason for transferring: I’m a community college student hoping for better

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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…

67 transfer students were admitted last year. See https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/09/firstyear#Class%20Profile.

@TheOldTimer I think that’s 67 students committed. There were more accepted.

@nuitnoire : Yes. My mistake.

Why aren’t most of y’all applying for FA?

@nuitnoire : Here is the data (two years old) which says in 2016, 1832 applied, 96 admitted, and 53 enrolled.


@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.

Good luck to all who applied!