Brown University: Acceptance Rates & Statistics

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Brown Early Admissions

Brown accepted 800 students (a record low 17.5 percent) of the 4,562 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024. The number of applications rose by 8 percent. 17 percent identify as first-generation and 44 percent of students self-identify as students of color. Students come from 43 countries and 40 states. 45 students were accepted through QuestBridge. These acceptances comprise roughly 45 percent of Brown’s incoming class. Dean of Admissions Logan Powell cites The Brown Promise – a new initiative which replaces all loans in University financial aid packages – as having a major impact on the size and composition of the early pool. 62 percent of those admitted to Brown in early decision applied for financial aid, up from just 50 percent two years ago. Brown continues to push to diversify their student body, which is especially evident in the five percentage point increase in the number of first gen students in the ED admit group (17 percent this year versus 12 percent last year).

Brown Regular Decision Admissions

Brown University offered admission to 6.88 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2024, up from last year’s record-low acceptance rate of 6.60 percent. Out of the 36,794 students who applied 2,533 students were admitted. 800 students were admitted in December for a rate of admission for the ED round of 17.54 percent.

Last year, Brown offered admission to 6.60 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2023, down from the previous year’s record-low acceptance rate of 7.24 percent.  Out of the 38,674 students who applied — the largest pool in University history —2,551 students were admitted. 1,782 students accepted through the regular decision process joining the 769 students admitted in December during the early round. The rate of admission for the ED round stood at just above 18 percent.

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