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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Brown is an elite private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,666 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Brown acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and Computer Science. Graduating 95% of students, Brown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,500.
About Brown University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
Address
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
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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

Acceptance Rate
8%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1400-1570
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,651/ 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
$42,455/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%

Academics

Professors
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.67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,666Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
322
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    48%
  • Non-judgemental
    15%
  • Uniquely themselves
    13%
  • Open
    9%
  • Privileged
    4%
  • Aggressively, almost closed-mindedly passionate
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    44%
  • Pushing students to think differently
    22%
  • Progressive
    14%
  • Liberal to the point of being flawed
    8%
  • Vibrant
    8%
  • Collaborative
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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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Brown University Reviews

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Brown University has been an incredible experience and has allowed me to pursue passions that I wasn't even aware I was interested in! The unique open curriculum allows students to take courses from a broad range of subjects and helps to ensure they find the right area of study. I personally believed I wanted to go into biomedical engineering, however, after taking a variety of classes at Brown in environmental studies, I have switched my major. Every teacher, student, and dean is so incredibly passionate about the work and everyone is constantly striving to be better which makes the University an amazing place and experience!
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Brown is amazing! I am convinced it is the best school in the world. The faculty is incredible and genuinely cares about the students. The students support each other and work hard every day. The education is intense and very high quality. Class options are vast, and the open curriculum gives students the ability to try many different subjects and classes that they maybe would not have tried otherwise.
I really like the school overall for its academics which friends of mine which have attended Brown agree with. Brown provides a good supply of diversity by providing need based scholarships to minorities in need. The campus is gorgeous with excellent historical forms of architecture. Its a very safe school with excellent Dorms and chill party scenes. Brown University is a very good school!