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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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
Website
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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
9%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1370-1570
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,264/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,849/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,697/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,308/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,695/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,565Undergrads
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 41 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    46%
  • Non-judgemental
    17%
  • Uniquely themselves
    15%
  • Open
    10%
  • Privileged
    5%
  • Aggressively, almost closed-mindedly passionate
    2%
  • Pride
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    44%
  • Pushing students to think differently
    24%
  • Progressive
    16%
  • Vibrant
    9%
  • Liberal to the point of being flawed
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,100/ 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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Brown University Reviews

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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.
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Brown University is an amazing place to go for undergrad. There's simply nowhere else that I'd rather spend four years learning and growing as a person. The open curriculum allows for lots of exploration and risk-taking in the classroom, and this culture bleeds into student life as well. The environment here is very relaxed and collaborative, and the students here are kind, accepting, and fun. And coming from a SoCal kid, the weather isn't even that bad! I've only been at Brown for one year, but I'm so glad I made the choice to come here when I was deciding between colleges last April.
I love Brown. It is a place full of passionate people who all have a love of learning. My time here has been life-changing so far. The open-curriculum gives me greater opportunity to study what I want to. As a pre-med student, that opportunity is a rarity. The environment in non-competitive, everyone helps one another which is so refreshing at a top institution. Really, it is the student body that is the most incredible part of Brown. Brown attracts a type of student who is open, diverse, and intelligent. There is no place I would rather be during my undergraduate studies.