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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. If you are drawn to Brown’s special blend of rigorous academics and engaging culture, we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to getting to know you.


First-Year Applicants

We ask all first-year applicants to complete the Common Application and Brown Member section online. Please refer to How To Apply before beginning the application process.

International Applicants

Every year Brown welcomes students from around the world. In fact, about 15 percent of our students come from abroad.

U.S. Military Veterans

Brown values the extraordinary talents, experiences and diversity that veterans bring to campus.

Transfer Applicants

Brown welcomes between 100 and 200 transfer students to campus each year, making transfers an important and significant part of our campus community. We are happy to have you here.

Special Programs

Learn about the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program and QuestBridge.

Visiting Student Program

Each year a limited number of students enrolled at other colleges are permitted to spend one or two semesters at Brown pursuing areas of study not otherwise available to them.