Undergraduate Admission

Brown admits students either through a binding Early Decision Plan (application deadline: November 1) or through Regular Decision (deadline: January 1). Admission has become increasingly competitive in recent years.

 

Class 2014 2015 2016 2017
Applied 30,133 30,943 28,742 28,919
Early Decision Admits 568 572 555 560
Total Admitted 2,699 2,577 2,627 2,654
Admit Percentage 9% 8% 9% 9%
Enrolled 1,501 1,507 1,539 1,543

Home Region (by percentage of enrolling class)

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017
New England 21 20 17 18
Middle Atlantic 25 26 25 25
Southern 12 13 13 13
Midwest 7 8 7 7
Central 2 1 1 1
Mountain 2 2 3 4
Pacific 14 18 15 17
International 13 13 15 15

Area of Intended Study (by percentage of enrolling class)

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Physical Sciences 26 28 29 32
Social Sciences 28 27 29 28
Life Sciences 25 25 23 22
Humanities 18 16 16 15
Undecided 3 4 3 3