Brown Admits Record Low 13.8 Percent Overall
Brown offered admission to 2,525 of 18,313 applicants to
its class of 2010, or a record low 13.8 percent. This is a
decrease from last year's acceptance rate of 14.6 percent.
Minorities represented 39 percent of the admits.
94 percent of applicants were in the top 10 percent of
their high school class. The most popular intended major is
engineering. 59 percent of admitted students come from public
high schools, 40 percent come from private schools and 8
percent come from parochial schools.
Regular Applications Increase 6.7 Percent
Regular applications increase 6.7% this year, as 15,871
students applied to Brown, compared to approx. 14,880 last
year. Total applications are up 8.2 % from last year.
Applications from Asian Americans, Latinos and American
Indians increased by 11.9%, 12% and 14.1% respectively.
Applications from black applicants decreased by 4.7%.
International applicants increased by 7.1%.
An increase in applications from women has produced an
applicant pool that is 61% female. At Brown, the applicant
pool has been about 55 to 59 percent female for about the past
62 percent of applicants attend public schools, 24 percent
attend private schools and 9 percent attend parochial schools,
while the remaining 5 percent are unknown. These numbers show
no significant change from last year.
7% of the applicant pool indicated interest in engineering,
22% expressed interest in the humanities, 34% selected math
and science, 23% picked social science and 13% were undecided.
Brown Early Applications Increase 16%
Brown received 2,379 early applications for the Class of
2010, a 16% increase from last year's 2,046. The University
accepted 545 applicants, or 22.7%. Dean of Admissions James
Miller '73 called the acceptance rate - which fell from 28
percent last year - one of the lowest in recent history.
Early applications from Asians and Latinos are up by about
30 percent each. Early applications from African Americans
totaled 75, down five from last year. Early applications from
Native Americans totaled eight, three more than last year.
Brown experienced a 13 percent rise in students applying to
the engineering program and an overall 10 percent increase in
those applying for a Bachelor of Science degree.