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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 2020

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

Rank in Class


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled
Valedictorian 1,603 306 19% 118
Salutatorian 738 100 14.% 39
Top 10% 7,938 812 10% 382
2nd Tenth and below 2,426 46 2% 34
Number attending schools that do not provide class rank 22,026 2,157 10% 1,275

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Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Critical Reading)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,292 523 23% 241 21%
750-790 3,514 535 15% 271 24%
700-740 5,035 516 10% 292 26%
650-690 4,009 283  7% 172 15%
600-640 2,730 145  5%  95  8%
550-590 1,509 54  4%  42  4%
<550 1,492 21  1%  18  1%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Math)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 3,615 570 16% 261  23%
750-790 4,412 604 14% 314  28%
700-740 4,068 443 11% 252   22%
650-690 3,654 266   7% 162   14%
600-640 2,293 135   6%  95    8%
550-590 1,252 46   4%  35    3%
<550 1,287 13   1%  12    1%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Writing)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 12,059 414 20% 181 16%
750-790 4,681 690 15% 343 30%
700-740 4,667 497 11% 306  27%
650-690 3,988 283   7% 166  15%
600-640 2,289 110   5% 66   6%
550-590 1,469 65   4% 53   5%
<550 1,428 18   1% 16   1%

Distribution of ACT Scores


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
36 464 132  28% 53   6%
33-35 6,714 769  11% 414 50%
29-32 6,132 421    7% 267 32%
26-28 1,833 87   5% 72   9%
< 26 1,181 21   2% 19   2%

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The following countries are represented in the Brown student body for the Class of 2020:

Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil 
Canada
Chile 
Colombia

Curacao
Cyprus
Dominican Republic

France 
Georgia
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
Hong Kong 

India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
People' Rep of China 
Philippines 

Republic of China (Taiwan)
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Somalia
South Africa
Spain 
Sweden

Switzerland
Syria
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam 

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Volume of Applications from 2011 - 2020

Class of: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Applied 19,059 20,633 24,988 30,135 30,944 28,742 28,919 30,431 30,396 32,390
Total Accepted 2,683 2,826 2,797 2,816 2,757 2,759 2,654 2,667 2,875 3,015
% Accepted 14.1% 13.7% 11.2% 9.3% 8.9% 9.6% 9.2% 8.8% 9.5% 9.3%
Enrolled 1,485 1,558 1,485 1,501 1,507

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1,543 1,567 1,625 1,691