Almost around, 17% of the over all applicants were heading towards this university. China being a part of it has contributed much more international applicants and our Nation, 'India' stands at the second place with a esteem record of 400 applicants, a bit higher when compared to last year when there were 317 applicants.
The University has received a total of about 28,900 applications, and is the third-highest number of applications in its history. The regular decision applicants were due on Jan 3. After the admission office had announced last month it had accepted 18.5% of early decision applications.
Other countries who have contributed and that accounting for the five most international applicants were Canada, South Korea and the United Kingdom. California remains the state with the most domestic applicants. It is almost a trend that has held for the past 6-7 academic years. New York, Massachusetts, New Jersy and Texas are few states following California from past years.
The dean of Admissions Mr.Jim Miller said "As of Tuesday, the Admission office had counted 28,733 total applications, among which 25,723 students were applying for the regular decision process and the rest 3010 were applying for early decision. It is much more to hike. The total shall reach around 28900 after sorting materials and receiving late applications".
Moreover, Mr.Miller attributed the spike in Indian Applicants to the University's ongoing efforts in order to boost its profile and increase outreach in India. In its year during the 2009-2010 academic year with India, this University had hosted lecturers and events relating to it and also created a Brown-India Initiative Research programme last year based out of the Watson Institute for International Studies.
When he had to speak about the hike in applicants and growth of the University he said "I don't think the change is big enough to draw any big conclusions other than that we remain a very popular and valuable option for people. Citing on the ongoing economic troubles and the marketability of a Brown Degree as major reasons for the persistently high interest in applying to the University".
"This hike in applicants is a direct result of our focus. There have been a number of initiative like travel and faculty and student exchange that have taken place", he added.
In previous years, the percentage of applicants who apply for aid has been roughly equal to the two-thirds of admitted students who apply for aid. Less than 50 percent of enrolled students receive aid, the lowest rate in the Ivy League.
The Program in Liberal Medical Education received 2,236 applications this year, a 10 percent drop from last year's pool.
Biology, engineering, international relations, economics and biochemistry accounted for the five most popular potential concentrations indicated by applicants, a trend consistent with recent years.. Of the applicants, 55 percent plan to pursue a bachelor of arts degree, while 45 percent expressed interest in a bachelor of science degree. Is trend of Study Abroad Changing into a Routine In India!
Miller also said that the Admission Office has made progress in reaching out to new regions around the world, pointing to the need to target specific areas because of limited resources. He is further hoping for the University can also attract more applicants from African Countries too.
India is now standing second in contributing students abroad for higher education and proud too. But, Can't Education in India come up with such higher education acts in its own land. Is India growing as well? What do you think?