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Brown University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

8,705 students

9% admitted

  • 8,341 full time
  • 364 part time
  • 4,018 men full time
  • 4,323 women full time
  • 30,944 applied
  • 2,757 admitted
  • 1,507 enrolled

6,102 Undergraduates

$44,608 tuition/year

  • 2,387 Graduates
  • 216 Non-Degree
  • $44,608 in state
  • $1,004 fees
  • $11,620 room & board
  • $1,404 books
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Brown Bear
School Colors: Brown, red, and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Derik from Buffalo, NY
  • 0
  • Brown is a place of critically thinking, unique individuals dedicated to learning. There is a fantastic student body which makes for a great atmosphere for both academics and social life.…

  • May-29-2012 Read More
  • Danielle from North Potomac, MD
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  • brown is awesome because it is very challenging and definitely a rigorous education, but students generally work together as opposed to competing against each other. the spirit on campus is…

  • Feb-11-2012 Read More
  • Andres from Luquillo, PR
  • 0
  • Brown University is by far one of the best experiences of my life so far. I stand strongly behind the school and its mission to educate and open students' minds…

  • May-28-2012 Read More
  • Junior from WNY
  • 0
  • Brown fosters an open environment where all ideas are heard and respected. The university encourages students to find their own answers, while learning from top professors in the field. And…

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Lauren
  • 0
  • brown has amazing and kind students. the open curriculum allows you to explore inside and outside your major (unless you're an engineer or biochem major). the faculty is fantastic with…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

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.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Amanda from Escondido, CA
  • Aug-04-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this campus. Its beautiful and open and very relaxing (from what Ive seen in pictures and heard from family) Seems like it would be close knit.

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  • 5
  • Edward from Livonia, MI
  • Dec-31-2010 I am a current student here

    I don’t usually put much stock in college rankings, but there's a reason Brown is consistently rated #1 for “happiest students.” The best part about Brown is how friendly and accepting the people are. No matter what your interests, you can find a group of friends that shares them, and no matter how lost you are as a freshman, you can find someone to help you out. There is a wide variety of extracurricular and social activities, so that even if you don’t like the traditional wild frat party you can find something fun to do with your free time. Other students in my classes are helpful and cooperative, and since there is little pressure to have perfect grades no one is very competitive. I find a similarly easygoing attitude in social activities, where there is very little pressure to conform because there is so much diversity (both cultural and personality). Although it’s true that (despite the ranking) not everyone at Brown is happy all the time, I find that even when I’m not all that happy I still feel glad that I’m going to Brown because the people around me are so nice.

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  • Josette from Providence, RI
  • Dec-19-2010 I am a current student here

    It's a bit overwhelming, as is to be expected of my first semester, but it is definitely fun as well as challenging. The best part, outside of academics, is my extracurriculars. Brown has something for everyone. This year I am on the Japanese drumming (Taiko) team, I tutor a refugee from East Africa, I am on the steering committee for a political group for Taiwan-China relations, and I am in the black women's club on campus. As I mentioned earlier, I especially enjoy the control I have over my experience. That freedom is what creates the happy atmosphere here on campus. Everyone is wondering where their lives will take them and are trying as many paths as possible.

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  • 5
  • bananagrammar
  • Jan-18-2010 I am a current student here

    As a freshman, it’s hard to differentiate between enjoying the college experience and enjoying the Brown college experience, but I really am enjoying school. I’ve made amazing friends, and it’s a liberating experience (especially at Brown.) You choose when and what you want to eat, whether or not to sleep, how long you should shower, and what, when, where, and how you want to study. And you’d think that would be an issue, everyone studying at their own leisure, but in reality Brown students all want to learn, so they make time. The only problem with school is that you always miss someone: at school, you miss your family, and at home, you miss your friends. Aside from that inescapable factor, I’d give this category a million stars if I could.

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