Brown University: Ranking & Review

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Providence Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 78 125
Top 1%

Brown University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate8%10%8%
Applicants32,72313,03819,685
Admissions2,7791,2661,513
Enrolled undergraduates1,637745892
Enrolled total (including graduate students)10,0954,8405,255

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores903
Percent of students submitting SAT scores55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
742
Math
745

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,005
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
33
ACT Math
32

Brown University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $71,050 $71,050
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,020 and other expenses per full academic year.

Brown University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,003 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,231 $52,231
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,188 $1,188
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,632 $1,632
Tuition for Full-time graduates $52,231 $52,231
Fees for full-time graduates $974 $974
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,632 $1,632

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Social Sciences 279 44 30 353
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 190 69 44 303
Health Professions and Related Programs 48 82 125 255
Engineering 128 89 20 237
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 148 66 8 222
Mathematics and Statistics 147 12 21 180
Physical Sciences 55 45 32 132
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 91 18 3 112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 80 23 103
English Language and Literature & Letters 66 13 8 87
Education 15 68 83
History 57 12 7 76
Visual and Performing Arts 39 29 3 71
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 37 20 11 68
Psychology 51 3 54
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 20 34 54
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41 3 9 53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 25 3 2 30
Philosophy and Religious Studies 19 3 5 27
Natural Resources and Conservation 25 25
Grand Total1,5616333312,525

A total of 1,561 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Brown University.

At the master's and doctor's level 964 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate95%94%96%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesBU
Founded1764
MottoIn deo speramus
In God we hope
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe 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.
Colorsseal brown, cardinal red, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,163
Instructional FTE901
Research FTE414
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.brown.edu
AddressOne Prospect Street
Providence, Rhode Island, 02912
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone4018631000
Fax+1 (401) 863 3700

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