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
6,792
Undergraduates
3,179
Men - 46.8%
3,614
Women - 53.2%
3,156
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
8% of 36,793 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
730-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
710-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$82,788
Tuition and Fees
$62,504
Room and Board
$16,364
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$56,474
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,443
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
868
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
35%
10-19
36%
20-29
12%
30-39
4%
40-49
3%
50-99
7%
Over 100
3%
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Providence Population
179,270
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
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
20.8%
Black/African-American
8.1%
Hispanic/Latino
12.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
46.8%
Unknown
4.1%
International Students
10.8% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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