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 $25,264
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $5,849
$30,000-$48,000 $7,164
$48,000-$75,000 $12,697
Over $110,000 $44,695

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 57% $39,154
Federal Grants 13% $5,852
Pell grants 13% $4,488
Other federal grants 5% $3,500
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 1% $632
Institutional grants or scholarships 43% $38,543
Student loan aid 23% $7,172
Federal student loans 22% $6,230
Other student loans 3% $17,573

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 154 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 294 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 147 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 159 Up to $3,000
Do community service 271 Up to $75
Have perfect attendance for a year 198 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 269 Up to $1,120
Attend a summer program 137 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Brown University Admissions

What is Brown University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 9%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 67% of applicants
SAT Reading 680-780
SAT Math 690-790
SAT Writing 690-780
ACT Submissions 49% of applicants
Composite Score 31-34

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Brown University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 7214
Living on campus
Transfer Students 15%
Under Age 25 37%
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
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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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