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Harvard v. Brown

Has anyone had to choose between Harvard and Brown? I'm having serious issues about this. Brown is such an amazing fit, and I was named one of the 39 national scholars this year. However, Harvard has great financial aid and my parents want me to go there because "Harvard is Harvard." So, for all of you that chose Brown over Harvard (Yale, Princeton), what made you do so? Any advice now? I know I should choose the college I want to go to, but Harvard has amazing opportunities and connections.

How many people go into UN work from Brown?

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Pretty much rejection with a candy-coating, right?

Especially since I was already deferred ED... ah well. I guess there must have been a lot of gay, Jewish, drag queens from Wisconsin with 4.0s applying this year. It happens.

Workload at Brown

Could you please tell me about the workload at Brown? I understand that it's extremely intense, but could you be specific? When you first got to Brown, were you really shocked? Do professors throw out work like there's 9823498723497823498724324 hours in a day? 


Spring Weekend

How does seating work for Spring Weekend? Is it assigned when you get your ticket or can you choose where to sit when you get there? Thanks.
What's the transfer rate like at Brown? I want to transfer to Brown from a community college, but I'm unsure if they would accept me. I have a 4.0 so far at community college and a 4.0 with 5 credits at the University of Washington, but my downfall is my high school GPA being around a 2.6. I have never taken the SATs/ACTs and am hoping to get it waived since Brown offers that (but it might hurt my chances). If it matters, I'm in the Phi Theta Kappa club, vice president of service for Circle K International (community service club), and treasurer of Rotaract (non-profit and service club). 

I know this might not be the right place to ask so feel free to tell me to delete this post if it doesn't relate to this community and I'd totally understand.

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Can anyone here tell me about their experience as an RC/WPC? Do you know how many applicants get rejected? I'm only wondering because I was told that once you apply your name gets taken out of the housing lottery. I really want to be a WPC next year and although reslife guarantees that you'll get added back into the lottery if you get rejected, it still makes me really nervous. I'll probably end up applying either way but I'm nervous I'll get rejected because I don't think I'll be able to get a recommendation from a current/former RC. The application says it is recommended but when I went to the info session they said it was required. Anyway, any information you have will be appreciated.

Grad Center

I'm wondering if anyone here's lived in the Grad Center towers. If so, can you tell me what you thought of them/how hard it was for you to get the room you requested (especially in Sophomore housing)? Also, if you want to get a dorm room there do you have to request to be with friends or is it doable to get a single surrounded by people you don't know?

Thanks for the help! :)