Undergraduate Admission

First-Year Applicants

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

For first-year applicants in the current 2021-2022 admission cycle, Brown is test optional.

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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 early April.

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.
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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, employment opportunities or simply a compelling need to explore other paths. U.S. military veterans are highly encouraged to apply using Brown's specialized Veterans Application, available in mid-October.
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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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