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Getting into Brown | Extra Credit

During this presentation, we’ll explore how you can both “fit in” and “stand out” in one of the country's largest applicant pools!

Brown University is many students’ top choice, but it is also one of the country’s most difficult colleges to get into. We’ll explore what makes Brown so desirable, but we’ll focus more on what you need to know to maximize your chances of admission.

This presentation, by the author of Getting into Brown: Successful Applicants’ Essays, Resumes, and Interviews, examines what distinguishes Brown from its rivals:

What we’ll cover:

Brown’s Open Curriculum – its workings and implications
Unusual majors and programs
Emphasis on writing and on the integration of knowledge
Academic connections beyond the school itself
Life at Brown – and beyond College Hill
We’ll discuss—in detail—how to approach the essays, recommendations, alumni interviews, video portfolio, and other elements of the application—to develop an integrated application keyed to Brown

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Presenter: Richard Montauk

Length: 60 minutes

Location: Poindexter Coffee

Details: This presentation is FREE and open to the public! Register for your space today!

About the author: Richard Montauk is the author of a series of best-selling guides, all published by Prentice Hall, including How to Get Into the Top Colleges and How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs. His most recent books include College Interviews: The Definitive Guide and Getting into Brown: Successful Applicants’ Essays, Resumes, and Interviews. He received a BA in literature from Brown University, an MA in government from Harvard, an MS in finance, and a JD from Stanford Law School. Pursuant to a graduate fellowship, he also studied at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London).

After graduating from Stanford, Richard worked as a corporate lawyer for Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, then as a corporate strategy consultant for Bain & Co. in London, before devoting himself full-time to admissions consulting. Since 1991, he has consulted to candidates for the world’s top universities, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. He can be reached at or through his website,

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