Undergraduate Admission

Brown Facts

Of course, there are fun facts about Brown. You'll want to know, for instance, that our mascot is a bear named Bruno and that our colors are brown, red and white.

Other facts will impact the quality of your education—such as our student-to-faculty ratio of just 6:1 and the fact that 100 percent of our faculty teach undergraduates. You'll also be interested to know that 70 percent of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you'll have a lot of face-to-face time with some of the best researchers and teachers in academia.

50,649

applications to the undergraduate Class of 2026

2,557

admitted to the undergraduate Class of 2026

5.0%

acceptance rate for the undergraduate Class of 2026

895

admitted Early Decision

1,740*

total number of first year students * as of June 15

95%

in the top 10% of their graduating class

Brown|RISD Dual Degree

838 applicants, 15 enrolled

PLME

3,827 applicants, 61 enrolled

SAT ranges for first-year admitted students who submitted SAT scores
Score Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Math
750-800 65% 85%
700-740 28% 10%
650-690 5% 4%
Below 650 2% 1%

The middle 50 percent of admitted students scored between 1500 and 1570 on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing portions of the SAT.

ACT Ranges (composite) for first-year admitted students who submitted ACT scores
35-36 55%
32-34 36%
29-31 7%
Below 29 2%

The middle 50 percent of admitted students scored between 33 and 36 on the ACT.

And then there are facts that will affect your future. Consider that within 10 years of graduation, 80 percent of Brown students have furthered their education through graduate school or professional study. Our 81 percent admission rate to medical school and 81 percent admission rate to law school are both far above the national average.

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