Applying to Brown

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 7.67%
Yield 62.23%
SAT Score 1,500
ACT Score 34
Applicants 36,793

Applying To Brown

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 7.67% at Brown University where a total of 36,793 students applied and 2,822 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,500 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires three items and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Brown University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationhttps://www.brown.edu/admission
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org
Acceptance Rate8%
Average Test Scores1,500 SAT / 34 ACT

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 7.67% where a total of 36,793 students (15,050 men and 21,743 women) have applied to Brown and 2,822 (1,394 men and 1,428 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 838 male and 918 female students have enrolled into Brown and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 62.23%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Brown
Acceptance Rate 7.67% 9.26% 6.57%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 62.23% 60.11% 64.29%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Brown, 1,239 applicants (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 755 applicants (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,500 and the average ACT score is 34 at Brown. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,560 and 25th percentile score is 1,440. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 106 and the 25th percentile score is 97. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Brown.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Brown
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math730790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Brown University requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations) and recommends 3 articles (High School GPA, High School Rank, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Brown University
Application Requirements for Brown
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Brown University is Semester. Next table describes credits that Brown University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training