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Graduate School Applications Rise

April 4, 2014

Applications to Brown’s Graduate School increased 2.3%, with an uptick in the percentage from international students. The Graduate School has received 9,243 applications to doctoral and master’s programs, compared with 9,036 in the year-earlier period. These are preliminary figures, as some master’s programs are still accepting applications.

Overall, 46% of the applications came from outside the U.S., compared with 45% a year earlier. The top countries for applications are China, India, Korea, Canada and Taiwan.

The Graduate School admitted 694 doctoral students, compared with 604 last year. The doctoral pool expanded less than 1% to 6,050 applicants from 5,994, and selectivity rose to 11.5% from 10%. Decisions on doctoral offers are expected by April 15.