Brown is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Brown’s students are driven by the idea that their work will impact the world. The spirit of the Open Curriculum is infused throughout the undergraduate experience. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. We actively seek students from all income groups and practice need-blind admission. Our generous financial aid ensures that financial considerations do not prevent talented students from choosing Brown.

Academic Programs

  • Brown | RISD 5 year Dual Degree Program
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Program in Liberal Medical Education
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Student Organizations
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are a first-year applicant if you will complete high school during the 2023-24 academic year or if you have completed less than one semester of college coursework. Additional information about eligibility guidelines for the first-year and other application rounds is available here. The fundamental curriculum for a Brown-bound student often includes four years of English; four years of Math; three to four years of science, including two years of lab science; three to four years of history or social studies; and three to four years of foreign language, preferably the same language when possible. Before you apply, be sure to review our first-year application checklist


Brown admits transfers who will begin their time at the University as first-semester sophomores, second-semester sophomores and first-semester juniors in either the spring or the fall. There is only one transfer admission process per year, with a deadline of March 1. All transfers must successfully complete a minimum of four semesters and 15 courses at the University in order to earn their undergraduate degree. Before you apply, be sure to review our transfer application checklist. 

Additional Information

We want to make sure you can afford Brown. The Brown Promise replaces all packaged loans in all financial aid packages for Brown undergraduates with grant and scholarship money that does not have to be paid back. We are committed to ensuring that talented students from around the world at all income levels can join the Brown community. Use our MyinTuition Quick Cost Estimator to view an estimate of an anticipated financial aid package from Brown.

Visit us

Interested in exploring Brown, meeting admission officers or current students, and learning more about academics and student life on College Hill? Our variety of events are a good way to determine whether Brown is the right fit for you. Explore our many visit opportunities to learn more about Brown!

Each incoming class at Brown brings an incredible array of perspectives. I’m inspired daily by the open exchange of ideas on campus, and the entrepreneurial mindset of our community.

Logan Powell, Dean of Admission, Office of College Admission
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School location

Box 1876
Providence, RI 02912, United States of America

Phone number

(401) 863-2378


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