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Topic: Admissions

UCS President William Zhou ’20 helped organize over 150 student body presidents — all eight Ivies included — in calling for employers and graduate programs not to penalize students for their grades this semester.

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UCS president helps organize letters calling for flexibility in hiring, admissions, mental health counseling regulations

April 20, 2020 0 comments

As part of a coalition which now includes student body presidents from over 150 universities, Undergraduate Council of Students President William Zhou ’20 helped organize two letters calling for flexibility in hiring and program admissions criteria and loosened interstate psychological counseling regulations.

High school seniors Kristen Quesada and Haley Damon filmed reaction videos that captured their acceptances.

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In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, accepted students react to admissions decisions

March 31, 2020 0 comments

As the economy suffers and schools close in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, last week proved at least one constant: it still feels pretty good to get an acceptance letter from Brown.

Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

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Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020 3 comments

The University admitted 1,732 students to the class of 2024, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to 6.9 percent, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

SAT boost for low-income students could improve economic diversity

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SAT boost for low-income students could improve economic diversity

March 6, 2020 2 comments

A new paper authored by a team of well-known economists, including University Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs John Friedman, suggests that to improve economic diversity on college campuses, it may be time to give low-income students a boost.

Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

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Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

January 23, 2020 0 comments

The University’s total applicant pool for the class of 2024 dropped five percent from the class of 2023, marking the first drop in applicants since the class of 2016, said Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. A total of 36,592 students applied this year, Powell said, as opposed to the 38,674 […]

University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

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University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

December 12, 2019 1 comment

The University accepted a record low 17.5 percent of early applicants to the class of 2024, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell. A total of 4,562 students applied to the University through early decision, an 8 percent increase from last year which Powell called a “remarkable rate of growth.”

Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

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Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The morning of Jan. 1, I woke up in a cold sweat. I had finished the majority of my regular decision applications (19 of them by that point).

Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

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Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

October 22, 2019 0 comments

With college application season in full bloom across the country, many university applicants will come into contact with college rankings. US News, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal publish some of the more well-known lists, though many more exist.

University yield rate hits record high

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University yield rate hits record high

October 10, 2019 9 comments

The yield rate for the class of 2023 — the percentage of accepted students who enrolled at the University — reached a record-high 62.3 percent, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The University supported Harvard’s admission policy following the 2018 amicus brief. Now, the University plans to review the written ruling by judge Allison D. Burroughs.

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Federal court upholds Harvard’s race-conscious admissions

October 2, 2019 0 comments

A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy yesterday, temporarily ending a court challenge to the practice. Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in a lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions…