Tuition & Fees

$55,556

$55,556

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
2%
700-800
73%
600-699
21%
500-599
6%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
25%
18-23
1%
30-36
87%
24-29
13%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,779
Declined + 29,944
Total Received 32,723
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Private (nonprofit)

6,988

undergraduate students

3,107

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Computer Science
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Codes

SAT 3094
ACT 3800

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Fun Facts

  • Brown University began its illustrious existence in 1764 as The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  • Have you ever heard of the esteemed Brown University professor Josiah S. Carberry? His legacy lives on throughout the campus, such as Josiah's restaurant and the Carberry Fund for books. He taught psychoceramics—the study of cracked pots. And, oh yes, he probably, almost definitely never actually existed and was simply part of an ongoing prank that dates back to 1929.
  • Brown University opens its Van Wickle Gates twice each year: during Convocation and Commencement. Legend has it that students who pass through the gate on any other occasion will be cursed!
  • Brown University's Sayles Hall is home to the largest remaining Hutchings-Votey organ. Students gather in the hall on Halloween night to hear spooky dirges played on the instrument and around Christmastime for holiday concerts performed by campus musical groups.
  • The Brown University Engineering program is the oldest out of all of the Ivy League schools.

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School Facts

Brown, founded in 1764, is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts and sciences university. Its 140-acre campus is located in Providence, 55 miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 10,095
Established in 1764
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Providence, RI

154-acre campus in Providence (population: 179,219), 55 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Warwick (10 miles). School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

Brown University
Box 1920
Providence, RI 02912

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 10% of male students
 
4 sororities 9% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
94%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
2%
700-800
73%
600-699
21%
500-599
6%
30-36
89%
24-29
10%
18-23
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
25%
18-23
1%
30-36
87%
24-29
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,779
Declined + 29,944
Total Received 32,723

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Logan Powell
Dean of Admission
P: 401 863-2378
F: 401 863-9300
admission_undergraduate@brown.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,269

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,320
Room $9,120
Board $5,550
Additional fees $1,236
Books & supplies $1,595
Total $71,821
Average Financial Aid - $49,269
Total with Avg. Aid $22,552

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,977,032
State $145,360
Institutional $122,516,787
Other external $5,058,539
Total $133,697,718

Non-need-based

Federal $4,598
State
Institutional $69,780
Other external $5,743,963
Total $5,818,341
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 401 863-2721
F: 401 863-7575
financial_aid@brown.edu

Financial Aid Officer

James Tilton
Dean of Financial Aid
james_tilton@brown.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kendo, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kendo, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Corn Hole, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Jack Hayes (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
The Ivy League, ECAC (ice hockey), Collegiate Water Polo Association, Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association
Mascot
Brown Bear
School colors
brown and red

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Archaeology/Ancient World
Archeology/Ancient World
Behavioral/Social Sciences
Biology
Biology/Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business/Organizations/Entrepreneurship
Chemistry
Classics
Cognitive/Linguistics/Psychological Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Development Studies
Early Culture
Earth/Environmental/Planetary Sciences
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Egyptology/Assyriology
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Executive M.B.A.
Executive Master/Healthcare Leadership
French Studies
Gender/Sexuality Studies
German Studies
Health Services/Policy Analysis
Hispanic Studies
History
History of Art/Architecture
Innovation Management/Entrepreneurship Engineering
Integrative Studies
International Relations
Italian Studies
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Literary Arts
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Modern Culture/Media
Molecular Biology/Cell Biology/Biochemistry
Molecular Microbiology/Immunology
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese/Brazilian Studies
Public Health
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Renaissance/Early Modern Studies
Science/Technology Leadership
Science/Technology Studies
Slavic Languages
Sociology
Statistics
Theatre Arts/Performance
Theatre/Performance Studies
Urban Studies
Visual Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Computer Science

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

10,095

total students

6%

in-state

94%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

6,988
students

Female
54%
3,762

Male
46%
3,226

31%

3,107
students

Female
48%
1,493

Male
52%
1,614

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

6,666
students

Female
53%
3,518

Male
47%
3,148

5%

322
students

Female
76%
244

Male
24%
78

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

70%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Italy
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Elke Breker
Director, Office of International Student & Scholar Services
401 863-2427
elke_breker@brown.edu

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