Brown University in Providence

Providence, RI

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Overview

Brown University offers 642-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 9%. The most popular test is SAT - 71% of students submitted it in comparison to 44% of students who submitted ACT. 48.2% are women, and 51.8% 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
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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

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

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

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7972

  • 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%

Types of financial aids

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3189 of Brown University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brown University number 1 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Rhode Island.

Students at Brown University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

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

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

12%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Brown University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

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%
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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 of 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.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

19 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

98%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Brown University full-time retention rate is 98% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

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

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71%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2060 - 2340

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 680 - 780
Math: 690 - 780
Writing: 690 - 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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44%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
31 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 32 - 35
Math: 29 - 34
Writing: 0 - 0

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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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

1673
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17%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Brown University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Brown University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

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 642 programs in total: 264 are for Bachelor's degree, 213 - for Master's degree, and 162 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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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Rhode Island state average data to help you compare.

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Brown University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6555 students with 204283 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2068 with 44667 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 492 students.

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Location & Website

Address: One Prospect Street

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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

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