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IPEDS ID: 217156
OPE ID: 00340100
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Brown University
One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912
General information:  (401) 863-1000
Website:  www.brown.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,095 (6,988 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Admissionswww.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/
Apply Onlinewww.commonapp.org
Financial Aidwww.brown.edu/about/administration/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/brown
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.brown.edu/campus-life/support/veterans-and-commissioning-programs/student-veteran-portal/frequently-asked-questions#gibill
Disability Serviceswww.brown.edu/campus-life/support/accessibility-services/
Mission Statement
  The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1,258171
Instructional854140
Research and public service40431
Total graduate assistants-909
Instructional-465
Research-444
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$47,434$49,346$51,366$53,4194.0%
Books and supplies$1,420$1,450$1,540$1,5712.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,994$12,700$13,200$14,0206.2%
Other$1,846$1,884$2,000$2,0402.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$62,694$65,380$68,106$71,0504.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$52,231
Fees$974
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid196658%————
Grant or scholarship aid68841%$29,208,959$42,455
Federal grants22213%$1,282,897$5,779
Pell grants22213%$978,959$4,410
Other federal grants875%$303,938$3,494
State/local government grant or scholarships191%$47,954$2,524
Institutional grants or scholarships68341%$27,878,108$40,817
Student loan aid37823%$2,946,282$7,794
Federal student loans36522%$2,082,430$5,705
Other student loans433%$863,852$20,090
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,20146%$129,298,099$40,393
Pell grants97714%$4,276,895$4,378
Federal student loans1,48721%$9,325,658$6,271
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$22,957$25,264$25,651
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$4,695$5,849$5,335
$30,001 – $48,000$7,119$7,164$5,459
$48,001 – $75,000$13,206$12,697$12,181
$75,001 – $110,000$21,143$22,308$20,042
$110,001 and more$46,140$44,695$45,773
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment10,095
Undergraduate enrollment6,988
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment76
Graduate enrollment3,107
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 4%
Out-of-state: 82%
Foreign countries: 14%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants32,72313,03819,685
Percent admitted8%10%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled59%59%59%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT90355%
ACT1,00561%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing705780
SAT Math700790
ACT Composite3135
ACT English3235
ACT Math2935
  • Our admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each application. Application requirements include a completed Common Application and several Brown-specific questions. Prospective applicants are advised to check the Office of Admission website for the most up to date admission policies and requirements.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 97%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 75%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 94%
Hispanic/Latino: 96%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 95%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 98%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1021
American/United States Studies/Civilization3103
East Asian Studies4-0
Ethnic Studies4-0
French Studies321
German Studies201
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies322
Italian Studies012
Latin American and Caribbean Studies1-0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies6-0
Slavic Studies131
South Asian Studies0-0
Women's Studies0--
Category total372011
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry1300
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9720
Biophysics3-0
Biostatistics-194
Biotechnology-281
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-69
Computational Biology5-0
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology034
Epidemiology-58
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography0-0
Molecular Medicine-24
Neuroscience7239
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-15
Category total1906944
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-23-
Business/Managerial Economics0--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies80-0
Category total80230
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies2532
Category total2532
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General1700
Computer Science131668
Category total148668
Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-11-
Education, General15-0
Elementary Education and Teaching-9-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-15-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-8-
Social Studies Teacher Education-7-
Urban Education and Leadership-18-
Category total15680
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering27195
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3-0
Engineering, General987015
Category total1288920
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing31120
English Language and Literature, General3518
Category total66138
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1501
Comparative Literature2016
French Language and Literature000
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General000
Latin Language and Literature0--
Linguistics300
Portuguese Language and Literature322
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0--
Spanish Language and Literature000
Category total4139
Health Professions and Related Programs
Behavioral Aspects of Health-7-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics0--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine0-0
Health Services Administration-20-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--4
Medical Scientist-30
Medicine--121
Public Health, General48520
Category total4882125
History
History, General57127
Category total57127
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General123712
Computational Mathematics10-0
Mathematics, General1259
Statistics, General2--
Category total1471221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization0-1
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology200
Cognitive Science942
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis-12-
Human Biology44-0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General1320
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other10-0
Museology/Museum Studies-0-
Science, Technology and Society12-0
Category total91183
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science10-0
Environmental Studies1500
Category total2500
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy1831
Religion/Religious Studies104
Category total1935
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0-0
Chemical Physics3--
Chemistry, General1447
Geochemistry3-0
Geology/Earth Science, General121014
Geophysics and Seismology4-0
Physics, General193111
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics0--
Category total554532
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1500
Experimental Psychology36-3
Psychology, General000
Category total5103
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General20340
Category total20340
Social Sciences
Anthropology17108
Archeology412
Development Economics and International Development1500
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics971812
Economics, General000
International Relations and Affairs54-0
Political Science and Government, General4864
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods320
Social Sciences, Other1-0
Sociology1574
Urban Studies/Affairs25-0
Category total2794430
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-16-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation610
Art/Art Studies, General14-0
Directing and Theatrical Production-1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1221
Music Technology041
Music, General700
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-31
Playwriting and Screenwriting-2-
Category total39293
Grand total1,561633331
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 21
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $39,630
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $25,515
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined125160
Baseball29
Basketball1512
Equestrian30
Fencing1111
Field Hockey23
Football106
Golf89
Gymnastics18
Ice Hockey2825
Lacrosse3630
Rowing5547
Skiing7
Soccer2624
Softball19
Squash1113
Swimming and Diving2631
Tennis1210
Volleyball15
Water Polo1926
Wrestling25
Otros Deportes17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education(!)7/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/1/2002 - 6/15/2016Resigned
Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health6/15/2016 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1963 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human behavior
5/1/1977 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs
Residency in Clinical Psychology
3/7/2003 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape431541
Fondling076
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary201310
Motor vehicle theft033
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape33922
Fondling063
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary1875
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate0.6%1.7%1.7%
Number in default51414
Number in repayment813791814
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)