Admission Facts

Of course, there are 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 7:1 and the fact that 100 percent of our faculty teach undergraduates. You'll also be interested to know that 69 percent 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 percent of Brown students have furthered their education through graduate school or professional study. Our 85 percent admission rate to medical school and 89 percent 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 About Brown page.

Class of 2020

Rank in Class

Rank Applied Accepted Percent 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

 

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Critical Reading)

Score Applied Accepted Percent Accepted Enrolled Percent 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)

Score Applied Accepted Percent Accepted Enrolled Percent 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)

Score Applied Accepted Percent Accepted Enrolled Percent 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

Score Applied Accepted Percent Accepted Enrolled Percent 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

 

Countries represented in the Brown student body for the Class of 2020

 

 

 

Volume of Applications for the Classes of 2011 - 20

Class of Applied Total Accepted Percent Accepted Enrolled
2011 19,059 2,683 14.1 1,485
2012 20,633 2,826 13.7 1,558
2013 24,988 2,797 11.2 1,485
2014 30,135 2,816 9.3 1,501
2015 30,944 2,757 8.9 1,507
2016 28,742 2,759 9.6 1,539
2017 28,919 2,654 9.2 1,543
2018 30,431 2,667 8.8 1,567
2019 30,396 2,875 9.5 1,625
2020 32,390 3,015 9.3 1,691