Brown University

One Prospect Street, Providence, RI

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Brown University provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Providence, RI and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at Brown University exceeds eight thousand annually.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Social Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores between 29 - 33 on the ACT or 1920 - 2250 on the SAT are recommended to increase your chances for getting accepted. Competition runs high for admissions, given that only 9% of students who applied are accepted to the school. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The cost of tuition is approximately $46,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. The cost of on-campus housing is around $7,400 for the year. Students at Brown University may qualify for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Brown University "Bears" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division I-AA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Brown University accepts.

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Brown University is about 9,500, with undergraduate students making up about 70% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $48,000-$58,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,500 to $1,800 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid62%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$39,737
Receiving Student Loans25%$8,126

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Brown University may provide student services like:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Brown University has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years84%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (since 1963)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (since 2002)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Brown University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ivy Group)
  • Basketball (Ivy Group)
  • Track and Field (Ivy Group)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Ivy Group)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
  • Equestrian

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Brown University for official up-to-date information.

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