A distinguishing characteristic of Brown University is that it is a university college: a major teaching and research university yet a medium-sized liberal arts college. Brown, founded in 1764, is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. There is no core curriculum, and students may design their own majors. A pass/fail grading option is available, and all faculty members teach undergraduates. Its 140-acre campus is located in Providence, 45 miles from Boston.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
7,638
Undergraduates
3,674
Men - 48.1%
3,965
Women - 51.9%
3,431
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
5% of 50,649 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 3
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
760-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34-36 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$88,948
Tuition and Fees
$68,230
Room and Board
$16,598
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$62,234
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,272
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
957
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
34%
10-19
35%
20-29
11%
30-39
6%
40-49
3%
50-99
8%
Over 100
4%
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Providence Population
179,270
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Mascot
Brown Bear
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
21.5%
Black/African-American
9.3%
Hispanic/Latino
13.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
43.2%
Unknown
3.3%
International Students
10.9% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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