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

@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.

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-research/factbook/undergraduate-admission-and-financial-aid

@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!

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

Transfer year: Fall 2018
HS GPA: ~94/100
College GPA: 4.0
ACT/SAT score: 35
Concentration: Behavioral Decision Sciences/Ethnic Studies
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
Reason for transferring: Currently in top 20 LAC, but am looking for resources more specific to my area of study without compromising a close-knit liberal arts education.

Just applied and seeing how everything goes!

Transfer year: Fall '18
HS GPA: 3.74/4.00
College GPA: 3.788/4.000
ACT/SAT score: 29
Concentration: Public Health/Human and Health Biology
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
Reason for transferring: Want to pursue public health at my own institution, but there are very limited resources at my home institution. Also want a smaller student community, as I come from a very large public ivy (approx. 20k undergrads).

How much weight do mid-term grades hold?

Transfer Year: Fall 18
HS GPA: 9.71/11, 10.47/11 Senior Year
College GPA: 4.0 A/A+
Mid-term GPA: 4.0 A/A+
SAT: 1570
Concentration: Earth Science
Applying for FA: No
Reason for transferring: Limited resources, smaller student community, family is from the Northeast.

Transfer year: Fall 2018(rising sophomore)
HS GPA: 3.85W
College GPA: 4.0 both semesters
ACT/SAT score: 2310
Concentration: Economics
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: No
Reason for transferring: Limited research opportunities(emailed profs for months and none did work in my interest) and more motivated student body. Also, for a smaller environment.

Transfer year: Fall 2018, rising sophomore
HS GPA: 3.9 UW and 4.6 W
College GPA: 3.7
SAT score: 1370 (low, but hoping other things make up for that)
Concentration: International Relations with an emphasis on econ/development
Applying for FA (Yes/No)?: Yes
Reason for transferring: I originally chose my school because of its strong psychology program, but after changing majors/concentrations to IR, staying at my current school would be harmful to my goals. I like that Brown’s open curriculum and class offerings fit with my desired/proposed senior thesis, and I learn better in smaller classroom settings. I also prefer the NE. Everyone I know at Brown loves it there.

Good luck to everyone! You all seem like strong and great candidates. Fingers crossed for all of us.

Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

Thank you.

Hey guys, I hope all of you get in. I am going to apply to Columbia and some other colleges next year. I had some questions regarding this process, so I started a new thread. I will be thrilled if you guys could help me with those questions.

The link is https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/2068818-important-college-transfer-related-questions-p1.html?new=1

Thank you.

Sorry. The link is: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-students/2068864-important-college-transfer-related-questions.html#latest

Good luck guys!

My stats:

1580 SAT

4.0 GPA at Top 20

Three 800 SAT IIs

9 APs (all 5s)

3.8 UW HS GPA

Okay ECs

Sophomore transfer from good state school
HS gpa: 3.33 (weakest part of my application)
College gpa: 4.0 and 4.0 midterm grades
ACT: 33
concentration: international relations and arabic
Extracurriculars: 2 internships, a lot of college and high school clubs and activities.
I know my high school gpa is low but how much do they weight that?

Good luck everyone!!

Hey did anyone get an email to set up a phone interview with an alumni?

@SmartJarhead

No, did you?

On their website it says “There are no interviews available for transfer applicants.”