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

31

master’s degree programs

70 %

of classes have fewer than 20 students

791

full-time faculty

40 +

countries where Brown students can study abroad

6

libraries

Students

100

nations represented by undergraduates

as well as 48 states plus D.C. and 70 languages

57

Rhodes Scholars

704

Fulbright Scholars

have taught or done research in countries around the world

1,600 +

students

participate each year in Swearer Center community engagement programs

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid

46,568
applications
to the undergraduate Class of 2025
5.5%
acceptance rate for the Class of 2025
100%
of each student's demonstrated financial need
met by Brown
44%
of the Class of 2025
received need-based scholarship or grant aid
100%
of students receiving financial aid
have no loans in their University-packaged financial aid awards
$22,350
average family responsibility
for aided members of the Class of 2025
$165
million
in need-based scholarship budgeted for 2021-22

Life after Brown

92%
of 2020 graduates
went on to employment or graduate/professional school within six months of graduation
83%
of 2019 graduates
who applied to law school were admitted
92%
of 2018 graduates
who applied to medical school were admitted
115,962
Brown alumni
in 150 countries around the world

Athletics

34

Division I sports teams

38

club teams

18

intramural sport offerings