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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
7,160
Undergraduate
Students
(53.2%) 3,810 Women
(46.8%) 3,350 Men
3,173
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
7% of 38,674 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
740-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$80,348
Tuition and Fees
$60,596
Room and Board
$15,908
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,758
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$24,304
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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
868
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
72% 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.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
18.8% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.3% White
5.2% Unknown
International Students
10.9%
First-Year Students Returning
97.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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