Every year, 36,800 students apply to Brown University through the Common Application. 2,940 will be accepted (or 8%) and 1,830 will enroll in the fall, resulting in a 62% yield.

All applicants must submit Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record with their application, but a Secondary school GPA and a Secondary school rank are also recommended. Undergraduates are required to pay a $75 fee (and graduates $75), though it is possible to submit a form for a fee waiver. Some concentrations will require extra essays, files, or information.

If a student is sure that Brown University is their choice, they can apply for Early Decision, with applications due on November 1st and decisions made in mid-December. However, if accepted, Early Decision applicants will be required to withdraw any applications to other schools. For Regular Decision students, the deadline is January 1st with decisions made by the end of March. Students must make their commitment by May 1st.

It’s recommended that students aim for a SAT Combined range of 1,440 - 1,560 (or ACT Composite range of 33 - 35). A team will review every application, looking over grades but also what contributions the student will make to Brown’s academic, social, and extracurricular aspects. Accomplishments, personality, perspective, diversity, and identity are all taken into account.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
36,793
Male 15,050
Female 21,743

 

Acceptance
2,943
Male 1,385
Female 1,557

 

Enrollment Total
1,827
Male 831
Female 996


Acceptance Rate
8%
Male
9.2%
Female
7.2%

 

Yield
62.1%
Male
60%
Female
64%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$75



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank

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