At 5 p.m. today, Brown sent acceptance letters to 1,970 potential Brunonians, making a total of 2,580 offers of admission alongside this fall’s early-accepted students. These lucky individuals were selected from the third largest pool of applicants in university history; Brown received 30,397 applications, and had the lowest recorded acceptance rate of 8.5 percent.
Our admitted students hail from all 50 states and 85 different countries, with 45 percent of applicants identifying as African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American. The top ten intended concentrations for our potential future classmates are Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Biochemistry, International Relations, Economics, Political Science, English, and History; only the latter two are new additions from the Class of 2018. You can find more gossip stats on the very impressive acceptees here.
Today at 5 p.m., a new class of high school hopefuls received some great news from our Admissions Office. First off, we at BlogDailyHerald congratulate you on your acceptance to Brown University’s Class of 2017. But now comes the hard part: realizing that Brown is a significantly better place than every other school that sent you an acceptance letter. For some, this may be difficult. Concerned that your inner hamster’s ironic mustache is merely peach fuzz? Start reading The Indy. Unsure of the awesome (and sometimes ridiculously named) course offerings for next year? There’s a Mocha for that. Dying to know if Brown students are actually as nice and caring as everyone says they are? That’s what Brown University Compliments is for. Need to check out your class? Hail Mark Zuckerberg! There’s an Official Facebook Group for admitted students. Check out five simple reasons why Brown is great after the jump.