Brown University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$62,680
2.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,723
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.69%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
5.06%
50,649 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,189
94.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
95%
1,594 Graduates

About

Brown University is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Brown University were Computer Science (250 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (214 degrees), and General Applied Mathematics (168 degrees).

In 2022, 3,506 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brown University. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,336 degrees), 2.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (554 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $62,680, which is $32,530 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $62,680, which is $32,530 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,723.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Brown University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$62,680
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Brown University was $62,680. The cost of tuition at Brown University is $32,530 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$26,723
2022 Value
6.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Brown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,723. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Brown University grew by 6.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,346
Room and Board
$1,652
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brown University was of $16,346 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,652. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.609% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Brown University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2021, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.69%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Brown University was 0.69%, which represents 6 out of the 869 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Brown University received 50,649 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.76% annual growth. Out of those 50,649 applicants, 2,562 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 5.06% acceptance rate.

There were 11,189 students enrolled at Brown University in 2022. 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brown University has an overall enrollment yield of 67%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

5.06%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,562
Accepted Out of 50,649

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brown University was 5.06% (2,562 admissions from 50,649 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 5.51%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.76%, while admissions declined by −0.234%..

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage (2022)
923
Scores Submitted (2022)

54% of enrolled first-time students at Brown University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brown University had a total enrollment of 11,189 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 10,585 students and the part-time enrollment is 604. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.6% White, 16% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% Black or African American, 6.27% Two or More Races, 0.313% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.7%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Asian Male (9.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.8%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Asian Female (6.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brown University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,189 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 10,585 and the part-time enrollment is 604. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

99%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Brown University was 99%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Brown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,871 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,789 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,162 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brown University is 34.6% White, 16% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% Black or African American, 6.27% Two or More Races, 0.313% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 497 students (4.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 200 more women than men received degrees from Brown University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brown University is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 2.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (554 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brown University is Computer Science (250 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (214 degrees) and General Applied Mathematics (168 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (231 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (156 degrees), and History (94 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brown University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (448,874 people), Other managers (342,461 people), Postsecondary teachers (256,506 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,617 people), and Secondary school teachers (162,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University in 2022 are Math & Statistics (231 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (156 degrees), History (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (526 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brown University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Math & Statistics (231 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (156 degrees), History (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (526 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brown University are Elementary & secondary schools (541,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (497,609 people), Legal services (350,952 people), Computer Systems Design (313,652 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,894 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Math & Statistics (231 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (156 degrees), History (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (54 degrees), and Social Sciences (526 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Brown University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 250 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brown University was Computer Science with 250 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,653
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,853
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,653 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University, which is 0.892 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,853).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University in Computer Science, which is 2.03 times more than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University in Computer Science, which is 0.492 times less than the 242 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 84% of students graduating from Brown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (97.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Brown University is Male and Two or More Races (97.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.4% of graduates (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,336 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    554 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    330 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brown University is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 2.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (554 degrees).

4.05% of degree recipients (142 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    670 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    666 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    298 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brown University is white male (670 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (666 degrees).

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Operations

Brown University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.14B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.77%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Brown University had a total salary expenditure of 1.2B. Brown University employs 413 Professors, 180 Associate professors and 149 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brown University are Male Professor (299), Female Professor (114), and Male Associate professor (101).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University are: Management, with 610 employees, Service, with 478 employees, and Research with 450 employees.

Endowment

$6.14B
2022 Endowment
5.81%
decline from 2021

Brown University has an endowment valued at about $6.14B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Brown University declined 5.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.77B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$470M
2022 Salaries
12.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Brown University paid a median of $470M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($1.2B) and a 12.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$151M
Instructional Salaries
946
Number of Employees

In 2022, Brown University paid a total of $151M to 946 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
413 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
610 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brown University were Professor with 413 employees, Associate professor with 180 employees, and Assistant professor with 149 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University were Management with 610 employees, Service with 478 employees, and Research with 450 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brown University was Male Professor with 299 employees, Female Professor with 114 employees, and Male Associate professor with 101 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Brown University.

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