Every year, 35,400 students apply to Brown University through the Common Application. 2,830 will be accepted (or 8) and 1,730 will enroll in the fall, resulting in a 61 yield.

All applicants must submit ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record with their application, but Secondary school GPA, and 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 1,420 - 1,550 (or ACT Composite range of 32 - 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 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
35,437
Male 14,130
Female 21,307

 

Acceptance
2,834
Male 1,271
Female 1,491

 

Enrollment Total
1,728
Male 749
Female 924


Acceptance Rate
8%
Male
9%
Female
7%

 

Yield
61%
Male
58.9%
Female
62%


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

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank

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