Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Brown are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 57% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Brown University students
Race Percent of Students
White 43%
Black 7%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 12%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Brown University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Brown has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Brown University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Brown University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,888
Women 5,369

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Brown serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 96% of the student body residing outside of Rhode Island or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Brown University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 4%
Out of State 81%
Foreign 15%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,027 per year

13% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1%
Part time Undergrads 0.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217156 IPEDS survey data for Brown University.

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