6,926
Students
Financial aid thermometer
49,269
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
9
9%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Asian Studies (South) Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Organizational Behavior Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Environmental Engineering Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Psychology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

32,390
Applied
3,014
Accepted
6,926
Enrolled
9%
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Female Admissions

19,518
Females Applied
1,597
Females Accepted
8%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

12,872
Males Applied
1,417
Males Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Common Application, Brown Supplemental Questions, Alumni Interview if convenient for the applicant

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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 32 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,320
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Fees

1,236
Full-time student fees
14,670
Room & board
9,120
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,269
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,438
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
55,679
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,328
Avg. Loan Aid
8,458
Avg. Grant Aid
45,644
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,926
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.67%
Black or African American 6.52%
White or Caucasian 43.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.47%
Asian 14.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 6.23%
Other 6.09%

Gender

Male (46.68%)
Female (53.32%)

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 76%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group 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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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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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
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 793
Part-time - 123
Male - 581
Female - 335