Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
4-year Private university


Brown University is a private institution established in 1764 with city setting located at Providence.It is ranked 9th in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. All students at Brown are required to live on campus for their first six semesters, and housing options include traditional singles, doubles and suites. With around 500 student organizations on campus ranging from The Brown Jug comedy magazine to Brown Ballroom Dance, students can find a way to pursue their interests.

#9 in National Universities
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1764
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
7,639 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,656
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,656
Room and Board Fees $16,598
$54,465 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


5% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$59,749 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$56,973 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $85,527
45% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Feb 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


7,639 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
85% Students graduate within 6 years