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Brown University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


Brown University

Brown University

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Brown University Description:

Often considered the most liberal of the Ivy League schools, Brown is well known for its open curriculum in which students craft their own plan of study. Like Dartmouth, Brown has more of an undergraduate focus than other top-ranked universities. Brown is situated in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. Boston is only a short drive or train ride away. The university has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and it is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,943 (6,455 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 96% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,612
  • Books: $1,404 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,620
  • Other Expenses: $1,824
  • Total Cost: $60,460

Brown Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 64%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 21%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $35,771
    • Loans: $6,160

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human Biology, International Relations, Neuroscience, Political Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Brown and the Common Application

Brown University, like all the Ivy League schools, uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Profiles for Other Ivy League Universities:

Brown | Columbia | Cornell | Dartmouth | Harvard | Penn | Princeton | Yale

Brown University Mission Statement:

Brown is a University-College. It has as its objective the offering of educational programs of the highest quality for undergraduates interested in the liberal arts and sciences and engineering, professional training for students pursuing a career in medicine, and graduate education and training in the arts and sciences, engineering and medicine. Its faculty is devoted to instruction and research and is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate students. The goal of Brown, its faculty and staff, is to carry out these objectives at the highest level of excellence. Brown seeks to be the best University-College.

from http://www.brown.edu/web/about/facts/

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