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Brown University
  • 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 minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  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+

editorial

Brown is an elite private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,826 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Brown acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Biology, and Economics. Graduating 96% of students, Brown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,500.

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ONE PROSPECT STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI 02912
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League

Brown University Rankings

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

Brown Admissions

Acceptance Rate
7%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,218 / 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
$46,674 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,826 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
334
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
13%
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%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Collaborative
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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