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Brown University
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  • 4 Year
  • PROVIDENCE, RI

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

ONE PROSPECT STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI 02912
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
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Brown is a leading research university distinct for its unique Open Curriculum. Students pursue rigorous scholarship as the architects of their educational experience, exploring a range of subjects before selecting an area of focus. A Brown education pushes students to be creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers. Graduates leave College Hill ready to confront, address and solve problems facing society, the nation and the world.

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Brown University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 5
Acceptance Rate
8%
SAT Range
1440-1560
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,659 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$49,831 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    64%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,605 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
187
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Passionate
    46%
  • Non-judgemental
    15%
  • Uniquely themselves
    15%
  • Open
    8%
  • Privileged
    8%
  • Aggressively, almost closed-mindedly passionate
    2%
  • Indifferent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 95 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Liberal
    42%
  • Pushing students to think differently
    21%
  • Progressive
    13%
  • Liberal to the point of being flawed
    11%
  • Vibrant
    8%
  • Collaborative
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 40 responses

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