Brown at a Glance

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading Ivy League research university where students and faculty collaborate to address the defining challenges of a complex and changing world.

Brown’s Mission

The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.

Academics

80 +

undergraduate concentrations

6:1

student-to-faculty ratio

2,000 +

undergraduate courses offered each year

51

doctoral programs

33

master’s degree programs

70 %

of classes have fewer than 20 students

816

full-time faculty

75 +

countries where Brown students can study abroad

6

libraries

Students

1,200 +

students

participate each year in Swearer Center community engagement programs

2,700 +

internship/research opportunities

posted on BrownConnect

11 %

of undergraduates

are the first in their families to attend college

704

Fulbright Scholars

have taught or done research in countries around the world

63

nations represented by undergraduates

as well as 50 states and 69 languages

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid

36,793
applications
to the undergraduate Class of 2024
7.7%
acceptance rate for the Class of 2024
100%
of each student's demonstrated financial need
met by Brown
45%
of the Class of 2024
received need-based scholarship or grant aid
100%
of students receiving financial aid
have no loans in their University-packaged financial aid awards
$52,290
average need-based award
for Class of 2024 students who received aid
$152
million
in need-based scholarship budgeted for 2020-21

Life after Brown

93%
of 2018 graduates
went on to employment or graduate/professional school at or within six months of graduation
91%
of graduates
who applied to law school are admitted
92%
of graduates
who applied to medical school are admitted
110,166
Brown alumni around the world

Athletics

32

Division I sports teams

34

club teams

20

intramural teams

1st

NCAA Division I schools in academic achievement