Apply to Brown

You have worked hard gaining the knowledge and experiences that have brought you to this point. At Brown, we respect the care you will take preparing an application that fully conveys who you are ... and who you think you would like to be. You can trust that we will devote as much thoughtful attention to evaluating your application as you have given to preparing it.

Rather than relying solely on a set of quantifiable criteria like grades and test scores, our admission process challenges us to discover how each applicant would contribute to—and benefit from—the lively academic, social, and extracurricular activity here at Brown. We will consider how your unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective, and identity might weave into the ever-changing tapestry that is Brown University. Throughout our long history of encouraging diversity, we have learned that it is this dynamic mix of individuals that makes for the most fascinating and productive undergraduate community.

The truth is that while the majority of our applicants are qualified for admission to Brown, we can only accept a very small percentage. This leaves us with the humbling task of piecing together an entering class one delightful applicant at a time. If you are drawn to Brown’s special blend of rigorous academics and engaging culture, then we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to getting to know you.

Please refer to our Guide for Applying to Brown before beginning the application process.

Important Dates

November 1 Early Decision application deadline
Mid December Early Decision letters available online
January 1 Regular Decision application deadline
January 15 Commitment deadline for Early Decision candidates
Late March - Early April Regular Decision letters available online
May 1 Commitment deadline for Regular Decision Candidates

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