Undergraduate Admission

First Generation College Students

While Brown defines the term "first-generation college student" as a student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree, the first-generation community at Brown welcomes any student who self-identifies as having had limited exposure to the college application process and the college-going experience.

Our Commitment

Applying to college can feel like a daunting process, especially for students who come from first-generation backgrounds. Brown is committed to empowering first-generation students with the information they need as they approach their college application process and to support them once they enroll.

U-FLi Center and Other Resources

Once on campus, first-generation college students are encouraged to make the most of their experience at Brown by exploring broadly through the Open Curriculum and joining any of our 500+ student organizations. The Undocumented, First-Generation College, and Low-Income (U-FLi) Student Center is the main hub for members of the Brown community who identify with the undocumented, first-generation college, and/or low-income student experience to meet other students, staff, and faculty that share these aspects of their background. The U-FLi Center staff hosts events throughout the year and collaborates with staff at the Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC), Global Center for International Students, LGBTQ Center, and Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender to host intersectional programs throughout the year.

Estimating Your Family's Net Price

To assist prospective families in understanding their estimated cost of attendance, Brown offers two cost estimators:

The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you with any questions that you may have. Please email financial_aid@brown.edu.

Student Voices

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Oscar '21


Connect with Us

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out to admission@brown.edu or current students at askastudent@brown.edu.