Standardized Test Requirements

Applicants can satisfy our testing requirement in one of two ways:

  • SAT with Essay
  • ACT with Writing

We recommend, but do not require, the submission of two SAT Subject Tests of your choice. If you are applying to the Program in Liberal Medical Education, we strongly recommend one subject test in either biology, chemistry or physics.

  • Official test results must be sent directly to Brown from either the College Board, which administers the SAT, or from the American College Testing Program, which administers the ACT.
  • You are welcome to take advantage of the College Board's Score Choice option, but this may delay your scores being received by Brown — a delay may mean we will not read your application until we receive a full set of official test scores.
  • Please note: We encourage students to have at least one set of scores in our office by the appropriate application deadline.
  • English proficiency requirements for international students.

Institutional Code Numbers

To have scores sent to Brown, you will need to provide our institutional code numbers:

  • For the SAT, Brown's code number is 3094
  • For the ACT, Brown's code number is 3800