Sunday, February 5, 2012

Brown University

Often considered the most liberal of the Ivy League schools, Brown is well known for its open curriculum in which students craft their own plan of study. Like Dartmouth, Brown has more of an undergraduate focus than other top-ranked universities. Brown is situated in Providence, the capitol of Rhode Island. Boston is only a short drive or train ride away. The university has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and it is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Learn More:

Video profile of Brown University

Admissions Data (2011):

Enrollment (2010):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,705 (6,318 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2011 - 12):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,230
  • Books: $1,312 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,906
  • Other Expenses: $1,702
  • Total Cost: $56,150

Brown Financial Aid (2009 - 10):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 41%
    • Loans: 24%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,953
    • Loans: $6,178

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human Biology, International Relations, Neuroscience, Political Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Brown and the Common Application

Brown University, like all the Ivy League schools, uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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