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Re: Which schools are compared most with Brown University?

 On March 19, 2020, 8:26 p.m.

I would say most commonly Yale, but also more generally all the Ivies (except Columbia - you should know why) and Stanford. I'd say Columbia, UChicago, Corne...

Re: How many US Colleges should I be applying to?

 On March 19, 2020, 8:22 p.m.

I would echo the other responses and also add that you should only apply to as many schools as you think you can put your absolute 100% into each application...

Re: Why would someone choose Brown over MIT?

 On March 19, 2020, 8:20 p.m.

I myself personally have a friend at Brown who chose Brown over MIT - he only applied early to these 2 schools, and got into both and chose Brown. In his spe...

Re: How much do internships and journal publications matter to AOs, as long as they are related to your intended major?

 On Feb. 3, 2020, 9:10 a.m.

Adding onto the previous comment, I will say that if going from a 96% to a 98% is going to take up a significant amount of time that you believe you could've...

Re: Which Extracurricular is more significant - developing software programs for a business or attend a Pre-College Program at a elite College?

 On Feb. 3, 2020, 8:41 a.m.

Adding onto Srihari's comment, I will say that if attending a pre-college program at an elite college will put any financial strain on you and/or your family...

Re: How do I know if my colleges have received my SAT scores?

 On Feb. 3, 2020, 8:39 a.m.

There are 2 ways:

  1. The first is that you can log into your college board account and check if the scores have all been delivered by clicking on "Check Score...

Re: Are AP classes really structured after college classes?

 On Feb. 3, 2020, 8:18 a.m.

Not entirely.

I will say that they are closer to college level courses (in terms of course content and complexity) than ordinary classes however what happen...

Re: Can you apply to an Ivy League college as an undecided?

 On Feb. 3, 2020, 8:10 a.m.

Yes, of course you can. The official stance is that it does not impact your admissions decision and I am inclined to agree with that from personal experience...

Re: Does applying for financial aid hurt your college admissions chances?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

It depends on if the school is need-blind or need-aware.

Most schools in the US are need-blind for US Citizens and Permanent Residents, this means that if y...

Re: How important are summer jobs/internships while in High School for US College Admission?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 9:32 p.m.

I think you can look at "How did you spend your summers while in High School?" which I answered earlier. In addition to that, I will say that showing some fo...

Re: How important is class rank for admission?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 7:55 p.m.

I'd say class rank is quite important because colleges love to evaluate applications "in context" and class rank gives them a lot of context. For example, sa...

Re: How do I prepare for College Admission Interviews?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 7:09 p.m.

I'd say that the first and most important thing about interviews is that, almost always, the interviews are non-evaluative. This means that while your interv...

Re: How did you get into an Ivy League school? What did your resume or profile look like?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 6:23 p.m.

I can confidently say that there is no specific formula for getting into an Ivy League school. Amongst my friends at Brown, I have those who only scored a 13...

Re: How did you spend your High School summers?

 On Jan. 12, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

I'm a freshman at Brown University from India. One of the main extracurricular activities I pursued consistently throughout high school was being part of a T...

Re: I am looking for some tips on writing essays for the Top US Colleges? What are some things to consider in picking a topic? Thanks Ashok

 On Aug. 1, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

I think the most important thing is to be extremely authentic. College AO's are really good at knowing when you're being overly pretentious and trying to mak...

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