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Brown University

Providence, RI

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Prospect St

Providence, RI 02912-9100

https://www.brown.edu/

Admission Office

Office of College Admission

Box 1876

Providence, RI 02912

(401) 863-2378

Fax : (401) 863-9300

admission@brown.edu

Contact : Logan Powell

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3094

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 96.0%

Total undergraduates : 7,160

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,660

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $55,758.00

In-State Tuition : $60,596.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $60,596.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : --

College will notify student of early decision by : --

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 96.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 98.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 19.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 10.0%
Mathematics : 8.0%
Engineering : 6.0%
English : 6.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%
Area and Ethnic Studies : 5.0%
Business/Marketing : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural History and Criticism, General B D
Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B D
African-American/Black Studies B D
American/United States Studies/Civilization B D M
East Asian Studies B
Ethnic Studies B
French Studies B D
German Studies B D
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B D
Italian Studies B D M
Latin American Studies B
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Slavic Studies B D M
South Asian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B D
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D M
Biophysics B
Biostatistics B D M
Biotechnology D M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B D
Computational Biology B D
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B D
Molecular Biology B
Molecular Pharmacology D
Neuroscience B D

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M

Education
Education, General B M

Engineering
Biochemical Engineering B D M
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Computer Engineering, General B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B M
Engineering, General B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B
Materials Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
American Literature (United States) B D M
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B D M
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) B D M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Comparative Literature B D
French Language and Literature B D
German Language and Literature B D
Linguistics B D M
Portuguese Language and Literature B D M
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Spanish Language and Literature B D

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling B M
Public Health, General B M

History
History, General B D M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B D M
Computational and Applied Mathematics B D M
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Cognitive Science, General B D M
Mathematics and Computer Science B D M
Medieval and Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B M
Environmental Studies B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B D
Religion/Religious Studies B D

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Astrophysics D M
Chemical Physics B
Chemistry, General B D M
Geochemistry B D
Geology/Earth Science, General B D
Geophysics and Seismology B D
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics B D
Psychology, General B D

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Archeology B D
Development Economics and International Development B D
Economics, General B D
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B D
Sociology B D M
Urban Studies/Affairs B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B D M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B D
Musicology and Ethnomusicology B D

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Urban Semester

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

Study Abroad

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : virtual reality spaces, center for students of color, design workshop, center for the study of slavery and justice, center for information technology, child language lab, digital scholarship lab, electron microscopy facility, center for culture and media studies, museum of anthropology, infant research lab, institute for computational and experimental research in mathematics, center for public humanities, library, institute for archaeology and the ancient world, observatory, language resource center, LGBTQ center, art center, nanotools facility, office of military-affiliated students, rapid prototyping lab, center for women and gender, center for teaching and learning, undocumented - first-generation/low-income center

Geographic Location : 55 miles from Boston.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 7,160

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,660

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,834

Graduate enrollment : 3,173

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 5.0%

Out of state students : 95.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 48.0%

Percentage of females : 52.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 17.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 11.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 43.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 11.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students must live in on-campus housing for first 3 years; those entering 7th semester may request off-campus residence.

11.0% Men who Join Fraternities

12.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Brown Daily Herald

Student Newspaper URL : www.browndailyherald.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 72.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bears

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Club

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Veteran's counselor

Legal services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Fencing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : cycling; figure skating; karate; kendo; Tae Kwon Do; Tang Soo Do; yachting; polo; running


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 38,674

Admitted : 2,733

Enrolled : 1,662

Most selective 7.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 4,230

Admitted early admission : 769

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Accepted from list : 127



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Essay optional for SAT or ACT. Two SAT subject tests recommended but not required. For applicants to the Program in Liberal Medical Education the university strongly recommends one subject test in either biology, chemistry, or physics.

A note from the college

Admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each application. The most important factors in the decision are strength of academic course load and a student's achievement in courses. Extracurricular activities, recommendations, personal essays are also important; test scores are strongly considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 94.0%

Top Quarter : 98.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 80.0%

600 - 699 : 19.0%

500 - 599 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 87.0%

600 - 699 : 12.0%

500 - 599 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 92.0%

24 - 29 : 7.0%

18 - 23 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 84.0%

24 - 29 : 15.0%

18 - 23 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 94.0%

24 - 29 : 5.0%

18 - 23 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : No

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Actual course credit towards degree requirements is not granted on the basis of APs. Course equivalents for qualifying AP scores are noted on the transcript as AP exam credit (placement credit only, carrying 0.0 course credit). AP scores are used primarily for placement purposes.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

3

4

Academic Electives

1

0

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

2

3

Computer Science

0

0

Social Studies

0

1

Visual/Performing Arts

0

1

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 67.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 48.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

1440 - 1550

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

740 - 800

ACT Composite

32 - 35


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

5

--

--

All

Biology

4

--

BIOL 0200

All

Calculus AB

4

--

MATH 0090

All

Calculus BC

3

--

MATH 0090

All

4

--

MATH 0090 and MATH 0100

All

Chemistry

4

--

n/a

All

Environmental Science

5

--

ENVS 0490

All

European History

5

--*

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

--

FREN 0400

All

5

--

FREN 0500

All

German Language and Culture

4

--

GRMN 0400

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

--

ITAL 0300

All

5

--

ITAL 0400

All

Latin

4

--*

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

--*

--

All

Microeconomics

4

--*

--

All

Physics 1

5

--*

--

All

Physics 2

5

--*

--

All

Physics B

5

--

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

--*

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

--*

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

--*

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

--*

--

All

United States History

5

--*

--

All

World History: Modern

5

--*

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 91.0%

% of loans / jobs : 9.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 46.0%

% Judged to have need : 91.0%

% that were offered aid : 91.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $55,758.00

Avg non need-based aid : $10,000.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $52,881.00

Avg need-based loan : $726.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $24,304.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : James Tilton

Financial aid office phone : (401) 863-2721

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $7,407.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$60,596.00

$60,596.00

$60,596.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$60,596.00

$60,596.00

$60,596.00

Room and board:

$15,908.00

$15,908.00

$6,134.00

Books and supplies:

$1,642.00

$1,642.00

$1,642.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,202.00

$2,202.00

$2,202.00

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$80,348.00

$80,348.00

$70,574.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$80,348.00

$80,348.00

$70,574.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 8

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 15

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 15

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 15

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,030

Transfers admitted percentage: 5.0%

Transfers admitted: 118

Transfers enrolled percentage: 4.0%

Transfers enrolled: 84

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Students may not transfer into the Program in Liberal Medical Education continuum or the 5-year Dual Degree Program with Rhode Island School of Design.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $60,596.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,908.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,908.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $7,407.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $7,961,637.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 128

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser