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Topic: Admissions

The University opens doors to prospective students and visitors with guided tours across campus.

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Brown opens doors to visitors for first in-person campus tours since March 2020

September 19, 2021 0 comments

The University offered its first in-person campus tours since March 2020 last week, bringing back a staple of the college process and marking another step toward the Office of Admission’s return to normalcy.

Brown University sees yield of 69% for class of 2025, surpassing last year’s record of 66%.

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69 percent of admitted students for the class of 2025 accept spot at U.

September 7, 2021 2 comments

69 percent of students admitted to the University’s class of 2025 accepted a spot last spring, setting a record-high yield rate that capped off an uncertain and turbulent admissions cycle. The rate reflects data as of May 3, 2021, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell, before slight changes to the […]

A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

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A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

July 26, 2021 2 comments

For the vast majority of applicants to the University, regular admission notifications conclude a months-long waiting game, providing a definitive answer at the end of their college process.

Campus tours will resume in the fall, and the University plans to have more weekend events and outreach from the Office of Admission.

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Admission office plans to return to pre-pandemic tour, travel policy

July 11, 2021 0 comments

The University’s Office of Admission will resume in-person campus tours and some high school visits this fall, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell and an email to the student body from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 last month.

Online offerings include opportunities to meet other potential first year students, conversations with professors and a virtual tour of a Minecraft model of College Hill.

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Admitted students turn to Zoom and ‘Bruniverse’ to learn about University in place of ADOCH

May 1, 2021 2 comments

As Tuesday’s deadline to commit to the class of 2025 nears, the University is utilizing a variety of online resources to convince admitted students to come to College Hill in the fall. In years past, events for admitted students in the month of April — known in admissions as “yield programming” […]

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 6 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.