Undergraduate Admission

Applying to Brown

Our admission process challenges us to discover how each applicant would contribute to — and benefit from — Brown's lively academic culture.

We will consider how your unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective and identity might weave into the ever-changing tapestry that is Brown University. If you are drawn to Brown’s special blend of rigorous academics and engaging culture, we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to getting to know you.

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Every year Brown welcomes students from around the world. In fact, about 15 percent of our students come from abroad.
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Brown values the extraordinary talents, experiences and diversity that veterans bring to campus.
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Brown is happy to welcome transfer students to campus each year, as they offer important and significant contributions to our campus community.
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The Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Program is a small, highly competitive program ideal for students who interrupted or delayed their formal education due to family commitments, financial concerns, health issues, military service, employment opportunities or simply a compelling need to explore other paths.
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Brown University recognizes the academic contributions and valuable perspectives that students from rural and small town high schools add to our community.
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Visiting Student Program

Each year a limited number of students enrolled at other colleges are permitted to spend one or two semesters at Brown pursuing areas of study not otherwise available to them. For the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year, we will consider applications from our exchange partners only. Information on the spring semester will be available in the fall of 2021.  For more information and for access to the application, please contact your exchange program administrator or the Brown Admission Office.

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Special Programs

The Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) is an eight-year continuum that allows students to combine both their undergraduate and medical school education at Brown.
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Brown and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) offer a combined five-year Dual Degree Program for students who wish to integrate studies in the liberal arts with concentrated work in the fine arts.
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QuestBridge connects the nation's brightest underserved youth with leading institutions of higher education. Brown is delighted to be part of this very successful and worthy program.
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