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Brown Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

9.3%
Admission Difficulty for Brown University
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Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionExtreme

Can I get into Brown? The school has a 9% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,014 out of 32,390 applicants were admitted making Brown an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Brown University is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1420-1580
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1420
SAT Scores for Brown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 780
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1580
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Brown University?

Brown University typically requires applicants to be in the top 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1420 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 1340. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1500 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Brown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1580 and Above Good >14%
1500 to 1580 Avg + 9%-14%
1420 to 1500 Avg - 5%-9%
1340 to 1420 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1340 Low <3%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Brown University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Brown University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 34
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Brown?

Admission data indicates that Brown regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brown University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Brown University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >17%
32 to 34 Avg + 9%-17%
31 to 32 Avg - 6%-9%
30 to 31 Reach 5%-6%
Less than 30 Low <5%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Brown University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Brown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,518 12,872 32,390
Accepted 1,597 1,417 3,014
Acceptance Rate 8% 11% 9%
Enrolled 903 778 1,681
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 57% 55% 56%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brown University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Brown University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Brown University
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
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.