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Brown University


Overview

  • Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island, which is 45 miles south of Boston. Map.
  • Brown enrolls 6,400 undergraduate students. 
  • Brown University has eliminated loans for students whose family incomes are less than $100,000, has reduced loans for all students who receive financial aid and no longer requires a parental contribution from most families with incomes of up to $60,000.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 16% of students at Brown University come from families with annual incomes below $60,000.
  • 17% of students at Brown University receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 17% of students in the Class of 2018 are the first member of their family to attend a four-year college. 

 

    Racial Diversity of the Class of 2016
    African American 9%
    Asian American 19%
    Caucasian 55%
    Hispanic 12%
    Native American 1%
    Not Reported 5%

     

    Gender Ratio
    Female 51%
    Male 49%

     

 

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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Urban 
  • City population: 178,400

Size

  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,400
  • Freshman Class: 1,567

Admissions

  • 8.8% of applicants admitted
  • 95% students in top 10% of HS class 
  • SAT V Middle 50%: 660-770
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 670-770
  • SAT W Middle 50%: 670-770
  • ACT Middle 50%: 33-36