Brown University

Private, Four-years School Located in Providence, RI

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How much is the Brown tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Brown's tuition & fees is $68,230.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $86,770 when a student lives on-campus.

Brown Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$68,230
On-campus Room & Board$15,840
On-campus Expenses$2,700
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$64,976

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Brown for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $307,994 at Brown. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $381,420. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $143,746.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$71,570$90,036$34,807
Sophomore (2024-25)$75,073$93,466$35,533
Junior (2025-26)$78,748$97,068$36,299
Senior (2026-27)$82,603$100,850$37,106
4 Years Total$307,994$381,420$143,746
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$75,073$93,466$35,533
Sophomore (2025-26)$78,748$97,068$36,299
Junior (2026-27)$82,603$100,850$37,106
Senior (2027-28)$86,646$104,821$37,957
4 Years Total$323,070$396,204$146,896
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$78,748$97,068$36,299
Sophomore (2026-27)$82,603$100,850$37,106
Junior (2027-28)$86,646$104,821$37,957
Senior (2028-29)$90,887$108,990$38,853
4 Years Total$338,884$411,728$150,216
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$82,603$100,850$37,106
Sophomore (2027-28)$86,646$104,821$37,957
Junior (2028-29)$90,887$108,990$38,853
Senior (2029-30)$95,336$113,367$39,797
4 Years Total$355,473$428,026$153,714
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$86,646$104,821$37,957
Sophomore (2028-29)$90,887$108,990$38,853
Junior (2029-30)$95,336$113,367$39,797
Senior (2030-31)$100,003$117,962$40,791
4 Years Total$372,873$445,138$157,398

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Brown' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Rhode Island, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $29,816.
In-StateOut-of-State
Brown University$68,230
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Rhode Island Four-years Colleges$29,278
Public Schools$10,907$25,511
Private Schools$29,816

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Brown and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI$68,230$67,006
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY$66,014$30,085
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH$65,739$64,068
Duke UniversityDurham, NC$65,805$63,985
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL$65,997$53,871
Rice UniversityHouston, TX$58,128$54,462
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC$65,081$59,306

Financial Aid and COA

At Brown University, 3,467 students (47%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $52,652.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Brown is $34,118 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 942 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $55,847 and the average amount of student loans is $10,059.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$86,770
Tuition & Fees$68,230
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,540
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,118
Average Financial Aid$52,652
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,46747%$52,652
Pell Grants95913%$5,058
Federal Student Loan6979%$5,681
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid94255%-
Grants or Scholarships77646%$55,847
Federal Grants24414%$7,174
Pell Grants24414%$5,469
Other Federal Grants1177%$3,556
State/Local Grants121%$1,224
Institutional Grants77145%$53,920
Student Loan Aid19812%$10,059
Federal Student Loans18111%$4,986
Other Student Loans402%$27,227

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Brown's acceptance rate is 5.51%. A total of 46,568 applicants applied to and 2,568 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,705 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 66.39%.
To apply to Brown, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants46,56818,032$28,536
Admitted2,5681,276$1,292
Enrolled1,705859$846
Acceptance Rate5.51%7.08%4.53%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)66.39%67.32%65.48%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Brown. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,515 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5151,4601,570
National Average1,174
Rhode Island Average1,258
SAT EBRW745720770
SAT Math770740800
ACT Composite343335
National Average25
Rhode Island Average30
ACT Math333135
ACT English363536

Student Population

Brown University has a total of 11,189 students including 7,639 undergraduate and 3,550 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,210 male students and 5,486 female students attending Brown. The school offers online degree programs and 207 students enrolled online exclusively (1.85% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total10,696 5,2105,486
Undergraduate7,349 3,5363,813
Graduate3,347 1,6741,673

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Prospect Street, Providence, RI
Phone401-863-1000
WEBwww.brown.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered270 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered178 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate5.00%
Yield63.02%
Student Population11,189
Graduation Rate94%
Retention Rate99%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate6 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties884 (Full-time), 111 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,280 (Full-time), 374 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$146,687
Average Staff Salary$79,341