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Brown University

Providence, RI

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Overview

Brown University is a University institution located in Providence, RI, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Box 1876
Providence, RI  02912
United States
Contact Mr. Logan Powell
Dean of Admission
Email: admission_undergraduate@brown.edu
Phone: 401-863-2378
Fax: 401-863-9300

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism, General Checkmark
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Slavic Studies Checkmark
South Asian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Computational Biology Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Environmental/environmental Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Portuguese Language And Literature Checkmark
Sanskrit And Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Bioethics/medical Ethics Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Computational Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Human Biology Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Theoretical And Mathematical Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Research Methodology And Quantitative Methods Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36,793
Applied
2,822
Accepted
6,792
Enrolled
8%
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Female Admissions

21,743
Females Applied
1,428
Females Accepted
7%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

15,050
Males Applied
1,394
Males Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Common Application, Brown Supplemental Questions

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st March 31st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 710 770
SAT Math 730 790
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

60,944
Private
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Fees

1,560
Full-time student fees
16,364
Room & board
10,054
Room only

Financial Aid

56,301
Avg. Financial Aid Package
56,474
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
64,270
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,019
Avg. Loan Aid
15,035
Avg. Grant Aid
53,276
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
99%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,792
Total Undergrad students
94%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (46.76%)
Female (53.24%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Weekend Events, Campus Dance and Commencement Weekend and Ivy Film Festival

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities Checkmark
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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Division 1 No
Wrestling No Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Division 1 No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo No Division 1 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

916
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 859
Part-time - 57
Male - 578
Female - 338
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