How much does Brown University cost?

Brown University Cost of Attendance
In-state $53,419
Out-of-state $53,419
On-Campus Room and Board $14,020
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $25,651
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $5,335
$30,000-$48,000 $5,459
$48,000-$75,000 $12,181
$75,000-$110,000 $20,042
Over $110,000 $45,773

Brown University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 58% $40,393
Federal Grants 13% $5,779
Pell grants 13% $4,378
Other federal grants 5% $3,494
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 1% $2,524
Institutional grants or scholarships 41% $40,817
Student loan aid 23% $7,794
Federal student loans 22% $6,271
Other student loans 3% $20,090

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 171 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 278 Up to $2,000
Visit a college campus 281 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 148 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 300 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 142 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 206 Up to $2,000
Do community service 277 Up to $500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Brown University Admissions

What is Brown University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 55% of applicants
SAT Reading 705-780
SAT Math 700-790
SAT Writing 690-780
ACT Submissions 61% of applicants
Composite Score 31-35

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Brown University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6988
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Brown University Graduation Success

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About Brown University

The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.


One Prospect Street
Providence, RI

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Midsize City
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