Brown University

Providence, RI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,125
Graduate Enrollment: 3,347
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 5.51%

Male/Female: 46% / 54% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.7% (2008)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,517
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1460 - 1570

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 64.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 58.6% (2015)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 57.7% (2015)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 59.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 41.3%
Black: 7.6%
Hispanic: 11.3%
Asian: 18.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 7.1%
Non-resident alien: 11.1%
Unknown race: 3.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $80,448
In-State tuition: $62,304
Out-of-State tuition: $62,304

Estimated books and supplies: $1,652 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,346 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,268 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,474 (2005)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,352 (2005)

Average Family Income: $109,657 (2017)
Median Family Income: $82,671 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 13.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 8.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $11,428 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $121 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,849
$30k-48k $5,870
$48k-75k $8,446
$75k-110k $21,773
$110k+ $43,008

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 86%
6-year graduation rate: 96%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $11,428 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $10,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $8,438 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 87.9% (2015)
@3 year 90.7% (2017)
@5 year 92.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 75.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 75.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $54,465 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $72,361 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 120 $13,000 $138 $32,436 ($2,703) $43,674 ($3,640)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 85 $122,711 ($10,226)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 13
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 26
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 29 $61,660 ($5,138)
Master's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 9
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 22 $233 $71,080 ($5,923) $72,555 ($6,046)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 12 $51,532 ($4,294) $55,301 ($4,608)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 86 $14,500 $159 $75,268 ($6,272) $87,937 ($7,328)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 63
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 20
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 30 $67,631 ($5,636)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 18
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 32 $53,108 ($4,426)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 19
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 84 $13,500 $138 $45,041 ($3,753) $46,388 ($3,866)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 47 $10,500 $111 $30,733 ($2,561)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 11
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 59 $540 $56,308 ($4,692) $90,527 ($7,544)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 15
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Archeology. 11
Doctoral Degree Archeology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 162 $13,000 $138 $71,060 ($5,922) $94,824 ($7,902)
Master's Degree Economics. 16
Doctoral Degree Economics. 11
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 61 $12,000 $127 $41,308 ($3,442) $82,229 ($6,852)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 72 $14,481 $154 $55,263 ($4,605) $72,438 ($6,037)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 17
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 31 $14,000 $148 $44,932 ($3,744)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 17
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 16
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 21 $15,398 ($1,283) $31,377 ($2,615)
Doctoral Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 50 $17,300 $183 $29,173 ($2,431)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 24
Doctoral Degree Music. 5
Doctoral Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Sociology. 12
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 4
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 18 $45,968 ($3,831)
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 5
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 89 $12,000 $127 $40,640 ($3,387) $48,838 ($4,070)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 19
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 23 $16,653 ($1,388)
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 32 $10,500 $106
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 27
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 185 $11,500 $122 $144,691 ($12,058) $218,525 ($18,210)
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 19
Master's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 23 $133,779 ($11,148)
Bachelor's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 8
Master's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 1
Master's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 11
Master's Degree Cognitive Science. 4
Doctoral Degree Cognitive Science. 4
Bachelor's Degree Human Biology. 62 $16,500 $175 $33,974 ($2,831) $59,566 ($4,964)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 7
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 18
Master's Degree Philosophy. 2
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 4
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 11
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11
Master's Degree Chemistry. 13
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 22
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 14
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 19
Master's Degree Physics. 36
Doctoral Degree Physics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 45 $15,110 $160 $35,916 ($2,993)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 1
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 36 $10,345 $106 $55,370 ($4,614)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 128 $1,671 $65,217 ($5,435) $97,879 ($8,157)
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 24 $774 $22,370 ($1,864)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 58 $11,760 $125 $44,988 ($3,749) $61,595 ($5,133)
Master's Degree Public Health. 115 $563 $62,295 ($5,191) $79,624 ($6,635)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 2
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 39
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 91 $18,000 $191 $66,169 ($5,514) $111,654 ($9,305)
Bachelor's Degree History. 87 $13,491 $143 $42,274 ($3,523) $62,308 ($5,192)
Master's Degree History. 16
Doctoral Degree History. 6
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 22 $12,787 $136
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 2
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 9
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 2
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 9
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 20
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 3
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 37 $82,019 ($6,835)
Doctoral Degree Biotechnology. 1
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 7
Doctoral Degree Molecular Medicine. 2
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 52 $9,250 $98 $36,901 ($3,075) $60,312 ($5,026)
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 23
Master's Degree Mathematics. 8
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 15
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 146 $10,000 $106 $86,739 ($7,228) $125,979 ($10,498)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 21
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 16
Master's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2
Master's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 32
Master's Degree Historic Preservation and Conservation. 19


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $145,674
Full time faculty: 88%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 6.0

School's endowment start of year: $4,377,466,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $6,520,175,000 (2022)