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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.04% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
32,390 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
94% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,428 Graduates


The median tuition at Brown University is $50,224, which is $18,014 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,264.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Brown University received 32,390 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.56% annual growth. Out of those 32,390 applicants, 3,014 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 9.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,781 students enrolled at Brown University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brown University has an overall enrollment yield of 55.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Brown University has a total enrollment of 9,781 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 9,196 students and the part-time enrollment is 585. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.9% White, 12.9% Asian, 9.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.86% Black or African American, 4.71% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.4%), followed by White Female (13.6%) and Asian Female (5.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (5.15%), followed by White Female (4.95%) and Asian Female (1.42%).

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In 2016, 187 more women than men graduated from Brown University. The majority of students graduating from Brown University are White. These 1,229 graduates mean that there were 4.33 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 284 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Brown University is General Economics with 150 graduates, followed by Computer Science with 124 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 119 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Brown University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 146 graduates, followed by Math & Statistics with 150 graduates and Physical Sciences with 158 graduates.


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Brown University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.07B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $161M (5.24%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Brown University had a total expenditure of $825M. Of that $825M, they spent $302M on salaries and $87.6M on benefits.

Brown University employs 366 Professors, 140 Associate professors, and 137 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brown University are Male Professors (274), Female Professors (92), and Male Associate professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 466 employees, Service, with 464 employees, and Management with 445 employees.



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