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Admission Facts

Of course, there are the fun facts about Brown. You'll want to know, for instance, that our mascot is a bear named Bruno and that our colors are brown, red, and white.

Other facts will impact the quality of your education—such as our student-to-faculty ratio of just 8:1 and the fact that 100% of our faculty teach undergraduates. You'll also be interested to know that 69% of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. That means you'll have a lot of face-to-face time with some of the best researchers and teachers in academia.

And then there are facts that will affect your future. Consider that within 10 years of graduation, 80% of Brown students have furthered their education through graduate school or professional study. Our 85% admission rate to medical school and 89% admission rate to law school are both far above the national average.

We've compiled some Admission data for you on a variety of subjects below. For more facts about Brown in general, please visit the facts page on our main website.

Admission Facts for the Class of 2018

Rank in Class
Distribution of Test Scores
Countries Represented
Volume of Applications

Rank in Class


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled
Valedictorian 1,818 328 18% 155
Salutatorian 808 112 13.9% 59
Top 10% 8,781 880 10% 465
2nd Tenth and below 2,693 50 1.9% 41
Number attending schools that do not provide class rank 18,957 1,733 9.1% 1,060

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Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Critical Reading)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,451 477 19.5% 230 19%
750-790 3,288 450 13.7% 227 19%
700-740 5,191 509 9.8% 296 24%
650-690 4,661 328 7% 214 18%
600-640 3,332 220 6.6% 160 13%
550-590 1,771 79 4.5% 61 5%
<550 1,509 31 2.1% 23 2%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Math)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 3,194 510 16% 227 19%
750-790 4,644 539 11.6% 305 25%
700-740 4,924 472 9.6% 294 24%
650-690 4,248 312 7.3% 197 16%
600-640 2,580 186 7.2% 126 10%
550-590 1,383 61 4.4% 51 4%
<590 1,230 14 1.1% 11 1%

Distribution of College Board Test Scores (Writing)


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
800 2,296 406 17.7% 192 16%
750-790 4,554 579 12.7% 316 26%
700-740 5,229 496 9.5% 295 24%
650-690 4,404 359 8.2% 228 19%
600-640 2,744 168 6.1% 117 10%
550-590 1,546 65 4.2% 46 4%
<590 1,430 21 1.5% 17 1%

Distribution of ACT Scores


Applied Accepted % Accepted Enrolled % of Class
36 269 62 23% 22 4%
33-35 4,591 460 10% 266 43%
29-32 5,144 371 7.2% 232 37%
26-28 1,703 92 5.4% 73 12%
< 26 1,049 32 3.1% 27 4%

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The following countries are represented in the Brown student body:

Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bhutan
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France

Germany
Greece 
Haiti 
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
JapanKosovo
Kuwait
Lesotho
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua

Pakistan
People's Republic of China
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
St. Lucia
Switzerland
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Zimbabwe

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Volume of Applications from 2011 -2017

Class of: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Applied 19,059 20,633 24,988 30,135 30,944 28,742 28,919 30,431
Total Accepted 2,683 2,826 2,797 2,816 2,757 2,759 2,654 2,667
% Accepted 14.0% 14.0% 11.0% 9.0% 9.0% 9.6% 9.2% 8.8%
Enrolled 1,485 1,558 1,485 1,501 1,507 1,539 1,543 1,567