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Topic: Admissions

Sean Park (pictured above) said that the day he got into Brown last week was one of the “happiest of (his) life.”

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Newly-admitted students describe joy, difficult choices following Brown acceptances

April 15, 2021 0 comments

As Da-Young Kim opened her status update in the University’s applicant portal April 6, she prepared for the hallmark of Ivy Day disappointment: a message on white letterhead that read “we regret to inform you.”

Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

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Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

April 8, 2021 5 comments

As the University finishes its first admission cycle with a test-optional policy, implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of student voters advocated for the University to make the policy permanent on a recent referendum on the Undergraduate Council of Students’ spring election ballot. 

Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

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Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

April 6, 2021 5 comments

The University extended offers of admission to 1,652 students tonight, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to a record-low of 5.4 percent, according to Dean of Admissions Logan Powell.

The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

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The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

April 4, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we peel back the curtain on Brown admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk to Senior Staff Writer Will Kubzansky, who spoke with two University admissions committees about how life has changed during a year of unprecedented applicant numbers and a public health crisis. 

Spontaneous Facetimes, Zoom silences and broken records: Admission officers describe creating next year’s class from home

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Spontaneous Facetimes, Zoom silences and broken records: Admission officers describe creating next year’s class from home

April 1, 2021 0 comments

Admission officers make the case to high schoolers as to why they should apply to the University. The grueling work all serves a larger goal: attracting, admitting and yielding an incoming first-year class.

When Peck “set her mind on something, she just didn’t stop, and if someone told her no, that was just a signal to push harder," her biographer Hannah Kimberley said.

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Annie Smith Peck: the Brown student who should have been, but never was

March 18, 2021 0 comments

When Annie Smith Peck submitted her application to the University in 1874 — the first woman to do so — she received a curt response from President Ezekiel Robinson.  “Women are not encouraged to seek higher education,” he wrote, according to Peck’s biographer Hannah Kimberley.

The College Board eliminates SAT Subject Tests and optional essay

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The College Board eliminates SAT Subject Tests and optional essay

January 31, 2021 1 comment

The College Board announced Jan. 19 that it will discontinue SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay section on the SAT, marking a significant change to the status quo of standardized testing in college admissions. 

University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2025

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University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2025

January 21, 2021 1 comment

Applications to the University reached an all-time high for the class of 2025, exceeding last year’s total by nearly 10,000 students, Dean of Admission Logan Powell told The Herald.

Brown accepts record-low 15.9 percent of early decision applicants

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Brown accepts record-low 15.9 percent of early decision applicants

December 17, 2020 4 comments

The University accepted a record-low 15.9 percent of early applicants to the class of 2025, down from 17.5 percent last year, according to Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. The number of accepted students and the number of applicants — 885 and 5,540, respectively — are the largest in University history. 

The Dean of Admissions Logan Powell aims to make the admissions process as straightforward and accessible as possible, especially during a pandemic.

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Logan Powell’s road to the Brown Admission Office

November 12, 2020 0 comments

He was raised by a single mother in a trailer park in Jacksonville, Florida, where very few people ever went to college at all, and he doesn’t think he would have known at the time what the “qualifications are that are necessary to get into a place as incredible as Brown,” he said.