Undergraduate Admission

First-Year Applicants

To apply to Brown, complete the Common Application and Brown Member section online.

For first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle, Brown is now test optional.

Learn more

To apply to Brown, complete the Common Application and Brown Member section online. Please refer to How To Apply before beginning the application process. You will find Brown's essay questions there.

Early Decision

If Brown is your first choice and you would definitely accept an offer of admission if admitted, you may choose our Early Decision plan.

Deadline: November 1

More about Early Decision

Regular Decision

Most first-year students choose to apply under our Regular Decision plan. Regular Decision applicants receive a decision by the end of March.

Deadline: January 5

More about Regular Decision

Additional Application Options:

Every year Brown welcomes students from around the world. In fact, about 15 percent of our students come from abroad.
Visit Page
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.
Visit Page
Brown welcomes between 100 and 200 transfer students to campus each year, making transfers an important and significant part of our campus community. We are happy to have you here.
Visit Page