Brown University offered admission to 2,692 applicants for its Class of 2015. These admitted students represent 8.7% of applicants from a total of 30,946, Brown’s largest applicant pool ever.
The press release included highlights of the admitted Class of 2015:
- The pool: The total of 30,946 applicants is about a 3% increase over last year. Brown has experienced a 50% surge in applications over the last three years.
- United States: Students from all 50 states were admitted. The top states were California ( 393 ), New York ( 322 ), Massachusetts ( 216 ), New Jersey ( 141 ), and Texas ( 101 ).
- International: Students from 79 nations are represented in the admitted class. The top countries were China ( 57 ), India ( 34 ), United Kingdom ( 33 ), Korea ( 30 ), and Canada ( 28 ).
- Gender: Of the admitted class, 51 percent are women.
- First generation: Seventeen percent of the admitted candidates are the first generation in their families to attend college.
- Financial aid: Nearly two-thirds of the admitted class applied for financial aid.
- Diversity: The admitted class is the most racially, socio-economically, and geographically diverse class in Brown’s history.
- Academic interest: The admitted class plans to study physical sciences ( 33 percent ), social sciences ( 25 percent ), life and medical sciences ( 22 percent ) and humanities ( 16 percent ). About 4 percent of students are undecided.
- Concentrations: The most popular intended concentrations are engineering, biology, international relations, economics, and human biology.
- Brown anticipates an incoming class of about 1,485 students next fall. Admitted students have until May 1 to accept the University’s offer of admission.
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