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Admission Facts

Of course, there are the fun facts about Brown. You'll want to know, for instance, that our mascot is a bear named Bruno and that our colors are brown, red, and white.

Other facts will impact the quality of your education—such as our student-to-faculty ratio of just 8:1 and the fact that 100% of our faculty teach undergraduates. You'll also be interested to know that 69% of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you'll have a lot of face-to-face time with some of the best researchers and teachers in academia.

And then there are facts that will affect your future. Consider that within 10 years of graduation, 80% of Brown students have furthered their education through graduate school or professional study. Our 85% admission rate to medical school and 89% admission rate to law school are both far above the national average.

We've compiled some Admission data for you on a variety of subjects below. For more facts about Brown in general, please visit the facts page on our main website.

Admission Facts for the Class of 2018

Rank in Class
Distribution of Test Scores
Countries Represented
Volume of Applications

Rank in Class


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled
Valedictorian 1,641 303 18.5% 123
Salutatorian 764 109 14.3% 42
Top 10% 8,048 797 9.9% 377
2nd Tenth and below 2,348 47 2% 36
Number attending schools that do not provide class rank 20,000 2,031 10.2% 1,212

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Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Critical Reading)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,283 520 22.8% 224 19.3%
750-790 3,414 517 15.1% 258 22.2%
700-740 4,683 549 11.7% 308 26.5%
650-690 4,352 326 7.5% 215 18.5%
600-640 3,041 150 4.9% 109 9.4%
550-590 1,664 40 2.4% 34 2.9%
<550 1,381 15 1.1% 13 1.1%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Math)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 3,284 535 16.3% 233 20.1%
750-790 4,643 617 13.3% 337 29%
700-740 4,108 479 11.7% 265 22.8%
650-690 3,946 308 7.8% 198 17.1%
600-640 2,459 142 5.8% 100 8.6%
550-590 1,272 25 2% 18 1.6%
<550 1,106 11 1% 10 0.9%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Writing)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 1,857 409 22% 181 15.6%
750-790 4,647 728 15.7% 386 33.2%
700-740 4,716 512 10.9% 285 24.5%
650-690 4,151 268 6.5% 165 14.2%
600-640 2,645 138 5.2% 93 8%
550-590 1,446 48 3.3% 38 3.3%
<550 1,356 14 1% 13 1.1%

Distribution of ACT Scores


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
36 286 68 23.8% 22 3.1%
33-35 5,333 677 12.7% 356 50.1%
29-32 5,557 383 6.9% 255 35.9%
26-28 1,671 81 4.8% 62 8.7%
< 26 1,138 15 1.3% 15 2%

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The following countries are represented in the Brown student body:

Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bhutan
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France

Germany
Greece 
Haiti 
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
JapanKosovo
Kuwait
Lesotho
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua

Pakistan
People's Republic of China
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
St. Lucia
Switzerland
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Zimbabwe

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Volume of Applications from 2011 -2017

Class of: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Applied 19,059 20,633 24,988 30,135 30,944 28,742 28,919 30,431 30,396
Total Accepted 2,683 2,826 2,797 2,816 2,757 2,759 2,654 2,667 2,875
% Accepted 14% 14% 11% 9% 9% 9.6% 9.2% 8.8% 9.5%
Enrolled 1,485 1,558 1,485 1,501 1,507 1,539 1,543 1,567 1,625