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Brown University
Snapshot
Status
Private
Acceptance Rate
8%
SAT Range
1440-1560
ACT Range
33-35
Student/Faculty Ratio
12:1
Total Enrollments
9,948
Total Cost
$80,448
Net Average Cost of Attendance
$27,659
Overall Rating
A- Excellent
Main Address
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Rankings
Overall Rankings
English Language And Literature/Letters
#1 of 1,360
Visual And Performing Arts
#2 of 1,420
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
#2 of 1,388
History
#2 of 1,243
Mathematics And Statistics
#2 of 1,221
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
#3 of 518
Social Sciences
#4 of 1,320
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
#9 of 1,485
Overall Scores
A+
Admissions & Acceptance
A+
Retention & Graduation
A+
Instructors & Faculty
B
Financial Resources

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Summary
What makes Brown University unique?

Brown University is a private Ivy League institution that was founded in 1764 in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 9,000 students, all of whom attend classes on a campus that covers over 140 acres. Brown is on a trimester academic calendar and ranks among one of the most expensive schools in the country, though many students secure financial aid. 

Brown has a rich academic history and operates the longest-serving Ivy engineering program. The school is known for its unique curriculum which eliminated the need for core class requirements and traditional grading systems, allowing students to choose their own path to graduation without the need for general education classes. 

Brown is not the only school in Providence with the neighboring Rhode Island School of Design just west of the campus. Students at Brown enjoy the option to register for classes at RISD and vice-versa, allowing them to take up to four classes at the other school. Along with its strong writing and international affairs programs, the school also hosts the Joukowsky Institute for Archeology and the Ancient World, which provides classes in Egyptology, Mesopotamia, and Assyriology. Notable alumni include media and buffalo magnate Ted Turner, actor John Krasinski, and politician Andrew Yang.

Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(401) 863-1000
Location
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
Setting
Midsized City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Selectivity
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 9,948
Women 52%
Men 48%
Total Enrollments (2020) 9,948
White 39%
International (Non-Citizen) 18%
Asian 16%
Hispanic or Latino 10%
Black or African American 7%
Multiracial 5%
Unknown 4%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Costs
In State Tuition (2020)
$59,254
Out of State Tuition (2020)
$59,254
Books
$1,642
On Campus Room & Board
$15,908

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Degrees
Total Awards (2020) 3,593
Bachelor's 66%
Master's 23%
Doctoral 11%
Total Awards (2020) 3,593
Human and Social Sciences 28%
Mathematics and Science 16%
Education and Liberal Arts 14%
Healthcare 10%
Computer Technology 10%
Business 9%
Engineering 8%
Art and Design 2%
Communication and Media 2%
Agriculture 0%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accreditation
Accreditation
Accredited By
New England Commission of Higher Education
Specialized Accreditations
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human behavior)
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs (Residency in Clinical Psychology)
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs (Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Training Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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A-
Students and Culture
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Facilities
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Activities and Groups
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