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  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 6,735 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Brown acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Economics, and Biology. Graduating 95% of students, Brown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $52,500.
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
8%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1420-1550
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,238/ 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
$43,812/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Academics

Professors
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
6,735Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
308
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 47 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    47%
  • Non-judgemental
    15%
  • Uniquely themselves
    15%
  • Open
    9%
  • Privileged
    9%
  • 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
Report
  • 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
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 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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All things considered, Brown did its best to offer resources to all students. However, there are deeply rooted disparities between individual experiences from students, so there were plenty of people who felt their academics dipped as a direct result of going remote so suddenly. In the beginning, it was clear that Brown had in mind the generic student’s experience upon going remote, which ultimately left out a lot of perspectives from individuals who come from less affluent communities. It seems, however, that this is changing for the better as the university, and especially its professors, tries to improve on its mistakes.
As with any college, Brown has its ups and downs. I personally liked the academics offered here and there are plenty of resources that try to help students out. That being said, Brown may not do the best job of helping individual students out. Additionally, you will likely feel like an outsider if you are low income student from an urban area like myself. Overall, I’ve loved going to Brown and I know that the issues I have with the school are only worse at other schools, and for the most part, Brown tries to do its best to adapt to feedback.