Brown University

923 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Brown University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
Website

Brown University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1330-1550
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,193/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,186/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,129/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,700/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,282/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,007/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,255Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Non-judgemental
    38%
  • Passionate
    38%
  • Privileged
    13%
  • Indifferent
    6%
  • Open
    6%
  • Aggressively, almost closed-mindedly passionate
    0%
  • Pride
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    60%
  • Progressive
    40%
  • Liberal to the point of being flawed
    0%
  • Pushing students to think differently
    0%
  • Vibrant
    0%

After Brown University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

923 reviews
  • Excellent
    199
  • Very Good
    323
  • Average
    314
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    23
I love Brown University, even if it does have its weak points. As an Engineering student who loves to take humanities classes, Brown was the only college that would allow me to pursue both without having to go through an incredibly difficult process which is common at other schools. While the food is not the healthiest or most appetizing, it is hard to find many other weak points in my overall experience here. I would definitely recommend Brown to anyone who is considering it, and I hope more schools change to the open curriculum in the future.
  • Sophomore
  • 1 day ago
So far, from what I'm learning about Brown, everyone is so different and I feel like that allows for a free flow of ideas which is amazing. I feel so much more well-rounded as a result.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
I've learned so many things I never knew I could do.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago