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Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

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Student Population
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Location Providence, Rhode Island
Online brown.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Brown University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 38,674 prospective students applied, and 2,733 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,662 enrolled in the school.  9,648 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 609 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,112 plus fees of $1,292. Brown is ranked 10 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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Admission Standards
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SAT 1440/1570
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.94
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Brown University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,632
Other Fees$1,292
Room and Board $15,332
Budget for Other Expenses$2,122
Total One Year Cost$77,490

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$87,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
95% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Brown University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 28%
Biology 9%
English and Literature 6%
General Studies 6%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217156 IPEDS survey data for Brown University.

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