Brown University: Ranking & Review

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Providence
rank
United States
rank
World
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178125
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

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

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

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 Sciences2794430353
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1906944303
Health Professions and Related Programs4882125255
Engineering1288920237
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services148668222
Mathematics and Statistics1471221180
Physical Sciences554532132
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies91183112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services8023103
English Language and Literature & Letters6613887
Education156883
History5712776
Visual and Performing Arts3929371
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies37201168
Public Administration and Social Service Professions203454
Psychology51354
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics413953
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs253230
Philosophy and Religious Studies193527
Natural Resources and Conservation2525
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 population178,000
Phone4018631000
Fax+1 (401) 863 3700

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