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Topic: Admissions

In lieu of on-campus visits, the Brown Admissions Office is offering virtual information sessions and tours led by admissions officers and current students. These online alternatives are offered on a nearly daily basis through the platforms YouVisit and Slate.

News, University News

Brown turns to virtual touring for current admission cycle

October 20, 2020 3 comments

Despite the University’s cancellation of on-campus tours for this year, many prospective students and their families are finding ways to get a sense of Brown’s campus and learn more about the school.

PhD student admissions in several departments, including the history department, have been suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year due to logistical challenges and budget constraints related to the COVID-19 crisis.

News, University News

Several departments suspend PhD admissions for 2021-22 academic year amid pandemic

October 19, 2020 3 comments

Several departments have suspended doctoral admissions for the 2021-22 academic year, the University announced Oct. 7. The decision comes amid budget constraints and logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

De Padova ’24: The unfair advantage of applying early decision

Columns, Opinions

De Padova ’24: The unfair advantage of applying early decision

October 15, 2020 0 comments

As we move further into fall, many people look forward to apple orchards, hayrides and Halloween. But for high school seniors around the world, it’s the day after Oct. 31 that they have circled on their calendars. On Nov. 1, scores of hopeful Brunonians will submit their Early Decision applications.

Ruzicka ’21: Alumni interviews with prospective students build community — why destroy them now?

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Alumni interviews with prospective students build community — why destroy them now?

September 29, 2020 1 comment

As our world is cast into turmoil by a global pandemic, almost everything about our daily lives has changed. It comes as no surprise that the college admission process has also changed during this time.

Dean of Admissions Logan Powell proposes applicant video portfolios, online alumni panels and Admission conversations with past alumni interviewers as alternatives to pre-COVID interviews.

News, University News

Brown suspends Alumni Interview Program for 2020-21 admission cycle

September 17, 2020 8 comments

The University will suspend its Alumni Interview Program for the 2020-21 admission cycle, Dean of Admission Logan Powell announced in a Sept. 10 email to past alumni interviewers. 

66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

News, University News

66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

September 10, 2020 1 comment

The admission yield rate for the class of 2024 reached a record high 66 percent, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

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.

News, University News

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.

News, University News

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

News, University News

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

News, University News

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.