Brown

Brown University

69 Brown Street, Providence, United States
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  • Total Documents
    307
  • Class Notes
    259
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    44
  • Currently Enrolled
    111
  • Previously Enrolled
    298

Overview of Brown University (Brown)

About this school

A distinguishing characteristic of Brown University is that it is a university college: a major teaching and research university yet a medium-sized liberal arts college. Brown, founded in 1764, is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. There is no core curriculum, and students may design their own majors. A pass/fail grading option is available, and all faculty members teach undergraduates. Its 140-acre campus is located in Providence, 45 miles from Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,926
    • Men:3,233 (46.7%)
    • Women:3,693 (53.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Brown)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Brown University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
-
1
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Prospect Street
City, State, Zip
Providence, RI  02912
Phone
(401) 863-2378
Fax
(401) 863-9300
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application, Brown Supplemental Questions, Alumni Interview if convenient for the applicant required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
9% of 32,390 applicants were admitted
Women
8% of 19,518 applicants were admitted
Men
11% of 12,872 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,697 (56%) of 3,014 admitted students enrolled
Women
911 (57%) of 1,597 admitted students enrolled
Men
786 (55%) of 1,417 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
700-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
78%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
705-780 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
80%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32 average |31-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
84%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Brown)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,419 (75.1850809289233%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,020 (19.732582688247714%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,571 (2.211118930330753%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,040 (2.871217452498241%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Brown University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003401
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
982 (60.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
772 (78.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
772 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
772 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,438
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 720 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,435
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 677 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,852
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
4 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,889

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,302 (49.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,929 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,929 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,929 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,269
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,736 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,644
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,580 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,574
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
8 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,458

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,471
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,628

Academics & Instruction (Brown)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


793

Part-Time Faculty


123

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


83%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,567,029

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
320
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Brown University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


98.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


83.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


93.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


95.5%

Programs & Majors (Brown)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (76)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (51)


  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Epidemiology
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Pathobiology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Russian
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Urban Education
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (Brown)

Location & Geography

Population


178,432

Nearest Metropolitan Area


154 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 miles from campus in Providence
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


76% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


24%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Brown Bear
School Colors
Brown, white, and red

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Brown University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


9% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,565

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,926
Women
3,693
Men
3,233

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 15.9% Asian
  • 7.4% Black/African-American
  • 13.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.9% White
  • 6.9% Unknown

International Students


10.7% from 108 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,855

Student Resources (Brown)