Brown University in Providence

Providence, RI

(Rating 4.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Brown University offers 633-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 9%. The most popular test is SAT - 77% of students submitted it in comparison to 40% of students who submitted ACT. 47.7% are women, and 52.3% are men. 17% percents of international students. Brown University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brown University is 24854$, that is above national average. 95% of full-time Brown University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $59,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Brown University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$24,854
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Brown University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,186
$30,001 - $48,000$7,129
$48,001 - $75,000$10,700
$75,001 - $110,000$22,282
$110,001+$42,007

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7416

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Salary After Attending

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$59,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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95%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Brown University graduation rate is above the national average.

95% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brown University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time to completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

19 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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9%

In comparison to National Average

Brown University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 57%.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Brown University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 61%.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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59%

Total

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59%

Full time

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0%

Part time

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Brown University students submitting SAT scores

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77%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2000 - 2330

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 660 - 770
Math: 670 - 780
Writing: 670 - 780

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Brown University students submitting ACT scores

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40%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
30 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 30 - 35
Math: 28 - 34
Writing: -

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Brown University is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

9:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1593
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17%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by Prospect St address in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Brown University with 0.9% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Brown University offers 633 programs in total: 261 are for Bachelor's degree, 210 - for Master's degree, and 159 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 24 universities in Rhode Island state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brown University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I love this campus. Very different from the other Ivy League campuses.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

University is great. It's big and offers open curriculum. It's great for self driven people.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It's the Brown of the Ivy League. I can't speak to the academics here, but rather the campus. There is some nice architecture with the older buildings, particularly around the main quad, but something about the campus is rather non-descript. The landscaping is very plain and devoid of color. Campus was totally empty on a spring day which seemed odd. The surrounding area has some nice stores and is walking distance from downtown, but to me, the campus lacked life and soul. At least the huge bear statue on the main quad was cool and unique

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

We were here on a college tour. Jasmine (? Her last name escapes me) was our tour guide and she did a thorough and fabulous job at explaining the history, motto, and course studies of Brown University. She was very knowledgeable about the student body and overall campus life. Our students though young, had excellent questions and inquiries about campus curriculum, life. The students have a lot of autonomy in the courses or rather the concentrations they take. Their voices are really powerful in the education and experience they receive. Brown is a large campus with a great blend of historical and modern buildings. The most important history that Jasmine shared with our group was that Brown was built by African Americans that were still held as slaves. Before the founders even established Brown University, the land was all owned by indigenous Native tribes. Who had their land taken over by these ruthless English enslavers. The tuition is very high on Google you'll see numbers like 48k for 2015. Now students enrolling in the school are paying slightly under 70k if you're staying on campus. There are also additional fees associated with the tuition. However, if a family makes less than 60k and their child qualifies with phenomenal grades then the child gets a full scholarship.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I don't go to this university but I wish I did. The area is beautiful and the campus itself is stunning. I get a very peaceful but fun neighborhood feel

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: One Prospect Street

Place: Research Universities (very high research activity)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4018631000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: brown.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: -

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: -

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