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Nov. 23rd, 2008

Brown is pretty much the dream fo me but as usual there is a catch. Im an international student. Im currently doing my A Levels. 

 My final grades are slated to be excellent and I have the right extra currics and Im fairly certain I can write a decent essay. While my transcripts up to grade 11 are stellar, my final two years show poor terms grades. Does this completely nix my chances of admission?

 Can a good SAT score and good end results, paired with essays that show my passion outweigh the negative set backs of a despicable term report? If I cite my genuine personal problems will I sound like a brown noser [ pardon the pun] or just someone who honestly had a tough time and it affected their grades? Beign a student from across the globe means Im already disadvantaged for a spot, can you tell me how much this will adversely affect my chances?

 Any response will be welcome. Thank you. And for those of you who are already there, I have to ask-Is the campus pretty? As an architects daughter I simply must know. 

 

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ladymacbeth922
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Im basically selecting unis on the basis of their campus. I think its a very important factor.

How would my chances increase if Im rich? Would they trace my family financial documents for traces of affluence?
historicappeal
Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
I think at one point Brown was not "need-blind" to international students. I know for a fact that they didn't provide financial aid to international students. (i.e. They would consider whether or not the applicant could AFFORD to come to Brown before admitting them.) Their policies may have changed at some point, but I'm not up to date on this. It may be worth looking into if you are thinking about applying. Tuition plus room and board puts your bill over $40,000 per year.

Brown does have a lovely campus, especially in spring and fall. The dorms, depending on where you live, sometimes leave a little bit to be desired. However, I think wherever you go you're going to find people complaining about their rooms. ;-)

Good luck.

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