Facing a deluge of applications following the Jan. 1 regular decision deadline, the Admission Office has opened a satellite location in Alumnae Hall to handle the extra paperwork.
Brown expects to receive about 30,000 applications for the class of 2014, representing a 20 percent increase from last year, Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73 wrote in an e-mail to The Herald. Final application totals are not yet available because the office is still processing paper applications, Miller wrote.
“I think there are a number of reasons why our applications are up, including specific recruitment activities we have pursued for a couple of years,” Miller wrote. “But there are also the influences of the myriad sources of information and impressions of Brown that prospective students can access like social networking sites, blogs, guidebooks, etc.”
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Early decision applications had already seen a large increase, 21 percent, from last year, The Herald reported in December.
“I don’t know yet what the application patterns are at our peer schools, so I don’t know if our application pattern is anomalous or consistent with national trends,” Miller wrote.
Brown’s news service reported Jan. 8 that the Admission Office has opened a satellite facility in Alumnae Hall, staffed by temporary employees to sort and process the applications, which fill 300 large boxes.
The applications will be read by admissions officers before Apr. 1, when students will be notified of their decisions.
Look for The Herald’s full coverage of regular decision applications when The Herald returns to print Jan. 27.
— Anne Simons