Date January 20, 2021
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Brown’s newest undergraduates, by the numbers

A total of 1,756 new first-year students began studies at Brown University on Wednesday, Jan. 20 — here’s a look at who is included in the Class of 2024

Students wave Brown flags in front of Van Wickle Gates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A total of 36,793 students applied for admission to Brown’s undergraduate Class of 2024. The University admitted 2,822 students (7.7 percent), yielding a matriculating class of 1,756 students (transfer and Resumed Undergraduate Education students not included).

The figures below offer a snapshot of the members of the new class.

  • 45% of class members are students of color
  • 14% are first-generation college students
  • 45% will receive need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 11% are international students 
  • Students in the class come to Brown from 69 nations
  • Beyond the U.S., the countries most represented are China, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and the United Kingdom
  • The top intended concentrations include: engineering; computer science; political science; economics; biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; international and public affairs; English; neuroscience; and applied math.
  • 1,566 members of the class are studying on campus, 177 are studying remotely and the remainder are commuting from off-campus locations or live on the Rhode Island School of Design campus as part the Brown-RISD dual degree program.