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.


applications to the undergraduate Class of 2025


admitted to the undergraduate Class of 2025


acceptance rate for the undergraduate Class of 2025


admitted Early Decision


total number of first year students


in the top 10% of their graduating class

Brown|RISD Dual Degree

696 applicants, 15 enrolled


3,516 applicants, 53 enrolled

SAT ranges for first-year admitted students who submitted SAT scores
Score Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Math
750-800 58% 76%
700-740 30% 15%
650-690 8% 6%
Below 650 4% 3%

The middle 50 percent of admitted students scored between 1480 and 1560 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 54%
32-34 37%
29-31 6%
Below 29 3%

The middle 50 percent of admitted students scored between 33 and 35 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 92 percent admission rate to medical school and 83 percent admission rate to law school are both far above the national average.

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