Search for Colleges

Search

Search

 Brown University

Brown University - Providence, RI

One Prospect Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

General information:(401)863-1000
Website:
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,768(6,380 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:9 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,848 $40,820 $42,230 -3%
Out-of-state $38,848 $40,820 $42,230 -3%
Books and supplies $1,266 $1,310 $1,312 -0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,280 $10,540 $10,906 -3%
Other $1,636 $1,700 $1,702 -0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $52,030 $54,370 $56,150 -4%
Off Campus $40,114 $42,130 $43,542 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,114 $42,130 $43,542 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $52,030 $54,370 $56,150 -4%
Off Campus $40,114 $42,130 $43,542 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,114 $42,130 $43,542 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,328
In-state fees $902
Out-of-state tuition $41,328
Out-of-state fees $902
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,328
In-state fee $764
Out-of-state tuition $41,328
Out-of-state fees $764
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 955 64% --
Grant or scholarship aid 735 49% $23,246,187 $31,627
Federal grants 257 17% $1,585,889 $6,171
Pell grants 257 17% $1,110,301 $4,320
Other federal grants 226 15% $475,588 $2,104
State/local government grant or scholarships 68 5% $40,184 $591
Institutional grants or scholarships 691 46% $21,620,114 $31,288
Student loan aid 364 24% $2,352,751 $6,464
Federal student loans 341 23% $1,966,655 $5,767
Other student loans 23 2% $386,096 $16,787
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,206 51% $94,704,437 $29,540
Pell grants 978 15% $4,394,714 $4,494
Federal student loans 1,606 25% $10,157,131 $6,324

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,768
Undergraduate enrollment 6,380
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 80
Graduate enrollment 2,388
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$75

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 30,944 12,504 18,440
Percent admitted 9% 11% 8%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 6% 4%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1274 85%
ACT 528 35%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 630 740
SAT Math 650 760
SAT Writing 640 750
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 28 34
ACT Math 30 34
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 124151
Baseball 26-
Basketball 1218
Equestrian -28
Fencing 1419
Field Hockey -23
Football 112-
Golf 79
Gymnastics -15
Ice Hockey 2924
Lacrosse 3529
Rowing 5142
Skiing -8
Soccer 2427
Softball -18
Squash 1114
Swimming and Diving 2034
Tennis 1311
Volleyball -23
Water Polo 1419
Wrestling 22-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/01/2002 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1963 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 010
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 1097
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 111
Burglary 673937
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 1087
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 583329
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.5%
Number in default13
Number in repayment837

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00340100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture0---
Category total0---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies7---
American/United States Studies/Civilization5116-
East Asian Studies3---
Ethnic Studies2---
French Studies611-
German Studies520-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies000-
Italian Studies313-
Latin American Studies0---
Latin American and Caribbean Studies5---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies8---
Slavic Studies22--
South Asian Studies0---
Women's Studies0---
Category total1001710-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry000-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8211-
Biophysics2---
Biostatistics-82-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-211-
Computational Biology0---
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology002-
Epidemiology-28-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography3---
Molecular Medicine-22-
Neuroscience023-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-18-
Category total1793837-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Managerial Economics0---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies3---
Category total75---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies333-
Category total2433-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General5418-
Category total41418-
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-0--
Education, General1515--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-7--
Social Studies Teacher Education-7--
Urban Education and Leadership-16--
Category total2945--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0110-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3---
Engineering, General34020-
Category total954130-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing1711--
English Language and Literature, General13207-
Category total124317-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General916-
Comparative Literature313-
French Language and Literature000-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General632-
Latin Language and Literature0---
Linguistics1-0-
Portuguese Language and Literature222-
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0---
Spanish Language and Literature000-
Category total91713-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Behavioral Aspects of Health-0--
Bioethics/Medical Ethics0---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine6---
Medical Scientist-00-
Medicine---100
Public Health, General-25--
Category total28250100
History Colleges
History, General2189-
Category total7989-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General1194-
Computational Mathematics0---
Mathematics, General8012-
Statistics, General0---
Category total731916-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization0---
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0-0-
Cognitive Science025-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis-11--
Human Biology6---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General010-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Museology/Museum Studies-0--
Science, Technology and Society3---
Category total122145-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science6---
Environmental Studies79--
Category total329--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies2---
Philosophy821-
Religion/Religious Studies330-
Category total3651-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemical Physics0---
Chemistry, General21711-
Geochemistry0---
Geology/Earth Science, General1116-
Geophysics and Seismology1---
Physics, General21115-
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics0---
Category total583932-
Psychology Colleges
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics000-
Psychology, General623-
Category total6123-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General1217--
Category total3717--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology556-
Archeology811-
Development Economics and International Development42--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1---
Economics, General771311-
International Relations and Affairs21---
Political Science and Government, General8105-
Social Sciences, Other1---
Sociology235-
Urban Studies/Affairs9---
Category total5333428-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting-14--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1416-
Art/Art Studies, General6---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General601-
Music Technology023-
Music, General400-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-04-
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3--
Category total1162214-
Grand total390417216100