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 have an impact in the world. The spirit of the Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of 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 have need-blind admission, which means that an applicant’s ability or inability to pay the cost of tuition does not determine our admission decision. Our generous financial aid ensures that financial considerations do not prevent talented students from choosing Brown.

Academic Programs

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

Student experience

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

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are a first-year applicant if you will complete high school during the 2021-22 academic year or if you have completed less than a full year of college course work. The fundamental curriculum for a Brown bound student often includes four years of English; three years of Math, preferably four years; three years of science, including two years of lab science; two years of history including American History; and three years of one foreign language, preferably four. 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. 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.

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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!

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Box 1876
Providence, RI 02912, United States of America

Phone number

(401) 863-2378


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