The acceptance rate at Brown is 8%. It ranks #1 in Rhode Island and #11 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Brown is extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Last year, 2,822 out of 36,793 applicants were admitted.
The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent (SAT 1440/1560 ACT 33/35). Brown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.94. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 62% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Brown University is a prized outcome for many students.
The Brown application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Brown University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 63% of students submitted SAT scores and 49% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||710|
|SAT Math 25th||730|
|SAT Composite 25th||1440|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||770|
|SAT Math 75th||790|
|SAT Composite 75th||1560|
|Average SAT Score||1500
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Brown University?
Brown University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 3 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1380. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1500 out of 1600. Brown ranks #1 in Rhode Island and #18 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||34|
|ACT Math 25th||30|
|ACT Composite 25th||33|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||36|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||34
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Brown?
Admission data indicates that Brown regularly accepts students with ACT's of 33 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 2 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 32 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Rhode Island and #16 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brown University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Brown University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Brown. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Brown University was 3.94 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Rhode Island for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Brown extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.94 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.94 GPA.
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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.94 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
95% of Brown University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||95%|
|Top 25% of class||99%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||64%||60%||62%|
Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Brown University is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to Brown University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217156 IPEDS survey data for Brown University.
63% of students submit their SAT scores to Brown. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
8% of those who apply are granted admission to Brown. Admission competition is extreme and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1440 and 1560. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 33 and 35. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.