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March 10, 2011

Brown University Admissions

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Will Brown University see more students applying from the south and the west in the future? We shall see! Photo credit: Ad Meskens.

Considering applying to Brown University in the years to come? At yesterday’s annual “State of Brown” address in which Brown’s administrators delivered a speech about the major issues facing the university, Dean of Admission Jim Miller made an interesting prediction. He, like many admissions officers who analyze demographic trends in the admissions process year in and year out, believes there will be a fundamental demographic shift in the students applying to Brown in the coming years.

As Margaret Yi reports for The Brown Daily Herald in a piece entitled “Simmons: Increasing revenue ‘a defining issue’,” “The University expects to see more applications and students from the south and the west regions of the country, as well as a growing number of students of Hispanic and Latino backgrounds. Miller also emphasized the need to understand and use new forms of communication and outreach. ‘We need to be very current, going forward as an institution…in the way we reach the next generation of Brown students,’ [Miller] said.”

It will indeed be interesting to see if Jim Miller’s prediction proves true in the years ahead, if the students applying for admission to Brown will be significantly different than the current pool of applicants. Will there be a fundamental demographic shift in the students applying for admission to Brown in five years? Ten years? Will more students from the south and west be applying? Will more Hispanic and Latino students be submitting applications? Only time will tell but as our loyal readers know, we’ve got a crystal ball at Ivy Coach. And our crystal ball echoes the sentiments of Brown’s Dean of Admission.

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