Undergraduate Admission

RUE Application Requirements

Please review the RUE requirements below as you prepare your application to Brown.

Application and Resume

  1. A completed RUE application form.
  2. A current resume uploaded via the application.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $75. If the application fee proves too much in cases of financial hardship, please email admission@brown.edu and we will review your request for a fee waiver.


Official academic transcripts sent to us directly from your secondary school(s) and college(s), if applicable.


At least one academic recommendation (two preferred), from a professor, teacher or academic counselor, if possible. Recommendations should be requested using the tool within the application.

Additional recommendations from employers, community members or others who can speak to your experience and talents are welcomed but not required.

Standardized Test Scores

Test scores (SAT or ACT) are not required nor expected. Applicants may self-report scores in the application or have them sent from the ACT or SAT. Admitted applicants with self-reported scores may be asked for official verification.

Video Introduction

We welcome the submission of a short video introduction via your Brown Applicant Portal. Sharing a two-minute personal video is a helpful way to show us who you are and why you are interested in attending Brown. Once logged in to your portal you will be given the option to submit a two-minute personal video introduction. If you plan to submit a video introduction please do so within one week of receiving your application acknowledgement email from Brown University that contains your Applicant Portal log in credentials. While you will not be able to upload your video until you receive Brown Applicant Portal access, we encourage you to record your introduction in advance of the deadline. This will allow you to upload as soon as you receive your login credentials and ensure that your submission is added to your application as soon as possible.