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A distinguishing characteristic of Brown University is that it is a university college: a major teaching and research university yet a medium-sized liberal arts college. Brown, founded in 1764, is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. There is no core curriculum, and students may design their own majors. A pass/fail grading option is available, and all faculty members teach undergraduates. Its 140-acre campus is located in Providence, 45 miles from Boston.

Website: www.brown.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,926
Undergraduate
Students
(53.3%) 3,693 Women
(46.7%) 3,233 Men
2,855
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 32,390 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,490
Tuition and Fees
$58,404
Room and Board
$15,332
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,237
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,620
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
793
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Providence Population
178,432
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Brown Bear
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
13.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.9% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students
10.7% from 108 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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