Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University

Providence, RI

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Tuition & Fees

$60,696

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
790
25th
730
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
33
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,822
Declined 33,971
Total Received 36,793
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Private

7,553

undergraduate students

3,254

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Brown's campus on College Hill offers a classic New England college experience among brick quadrangles, scenic greens, soaring modern architecture, renovated centuries-old structures, state-of-the-art laboratories and world-class libraries. All of this is located within the heart of Rhode Island's vibrant capital city, known for its restaurants, innovative arts scene, youthful energy and unpretentious vibe.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 10,807
Established in 1764
Coeducational Coeducational

154-acre campus in Providence (population: 180,393), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Brown University
1 Prospect Street
Providence, RI
02912

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
94%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
790
25th
730
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 5
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,822
Declined 33,971
Total Received 36,793

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

46%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$47,590

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,254
Room $9,774
Board $6,118
Additional fees $1,442
Books & supplies $1,642
Total $78,230
Average Financial Aid - $47,590
Total with Avg. Aid $30,640

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,741,020
State $146,179
Institutional $132,214,931
Other external $4,903,029
Total $143,005,159

Non-need-based

Federal $3,519
State
Institutional $80,000
Other external $5,718,124
Total $5,801,643
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Other sports
Rowing
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
The Ivy League, ECAC (ice hockey), Collegiate Water Polo Association, Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting.
African Studies.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Archeology.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Astronomy.
Behavioral Aspects of Health.
Behavioral Sciences.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
Clinical and Translational Science.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Cognitive Science, General.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Comparative Literature.
Computational Biology.
Computational Mathematics.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Contemplative Studies/Inquiry.
Creative Writing.
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis.
Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy.
Data Science, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
Experimental Psychology.
French Language and Literature.
French Studies.
Geochemistry.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Studies.
Health Services Administration.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Human Biology.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Studies.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Linguistics.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Molecular Medicine.
Molecular Pharmacology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Music Technology.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Portuguese Language and Literature.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Science, Technology and Society.
Slavic Studies.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
South Asian Studies.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Women's Studies.
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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

10,807

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

7,553
students

Female
54%
4,058

Male
46%
3,495

30%

3,254
students

Female
49%
1,591

Male
51%
1,663

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

7,060
students

Female
53%
3,710

Male
47%
3,350

7%

493
students

Female
71%
348

Male
29%
145

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
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