Brown Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Brown? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,885 out of 30,396 applicants or 9% were admitted making Brown an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Brown University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,104 12,292 30,396
Accepted 1,535 1,350 2,885
Acceptance Rate 8% 11% 9%
Enrolled 876 739 1,615
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 57% 55% 56%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Brown University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Brown regularly accepts students with ACTs of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brown University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1370. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1510 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1440 1580
SAT Reading 720 790
SAT Math 720 790
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 29 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >17%
32 to 34 Avg + 9%-17%
31 to 32 Avg - 6%-9%
30 to 31 Reach 5%-6%
Less than 30 Low <5%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1580 and Above Good >14%
1510 to 1580 Avg + 9%-14%
1440 to 1510 Avg - 5%-9%
1370 to 1440 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1370 Low <3%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Brown University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brown University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217156 IPEDS survey data for Brown University.

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