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Brown University

One Prospect Street,
Providence, Rhode Island – 2912 
Phone: 
(401)863-1000

INSTITUTION

Brown University

Mission Statement

The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

6%

Admissions Yield

66%

Applicants Total

46,568

Admissions Total

2,568

ENROLLMENT

Brown University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,349 and a student faculty ratio of 6:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
1,965
Total Enrollment
10,696
Undergraduate Enrollment
7,349
Graduate Enrollment
3,347
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
98
Student-to-faculty Ratio
6
Enrolled Total
1,705

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Brown University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $75
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $62,304
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $82,570
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $82,570

ACT Requirements​

30%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Brown University scored between a 1460 – 1570 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1520. Roughly 51% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
51%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
720
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
770
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
740
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
800

Admissions Criteria

The Brown University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Recommended

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
7%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
11%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
40%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
18%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

55% of students at Brown University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $55,420. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

55%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$55,420

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$25,028

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Brown University has an average graduation rate of 86% within 4 years and 96% within 6 years. At Brown University, 1,563 students earn a bachelors, 747 receive a master’s, and 293 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 16% of the student body are from foreign countries,3% in-state, and 81% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
3%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
81%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
16%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
1,563
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
747
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
293
Graduation rate, total cohort
96
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
86
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
96