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Brown University
Providence, RI
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies   1
History 2  
Academic Electives   1
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address One Prospect Street
City, State, Zip Providence, RI  02912
Phone (401) 863-2378
Fax (401) 863-9300
E-mail admission@brown.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1
Early Decision Notification December 15
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Application Fee $75
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification March 31
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other Common Application, Brown Supplemental Questions, Alumni Interview if convenient for the applicant required for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank X      
Recommendations X      
Essay X      
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability X      
Character/Personal Qualities X      
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency     X  
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 9% of 32,390 applicants were admitted
   Women 8% of 19,518 applicants were admitted
   Men 11% of 12,872 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 1,697 (56%) of 3,014 admitted students enrolled
   Women 911 (57%) of 1,597 admitted students enrolled
   Men 786 (55%) of 1,417 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
22% of 3030 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List 82
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 731 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 73%
  Score of 600 - 700 23%
  Score of 500 - 600 4%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 724 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 71%
  Score of 600 - 700 24%
  Score of 500 - 600 5%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 726 average
690-780 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 73%
  Score of 600 - 700 21%
  Score of 500 - 600 6%
  Score of 400 - 500 0%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 and Above Not reported
3.50 - 3.74 Not reported
3.25 - 3.49 Not reported
3.00 - 3.24 Not reported
2.50 - 2.99 Not reported
2.00 - 2.49 Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 84%
  Score of 24 - 29 16%
  Score of 18 - 23 1%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 91%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported