Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Picturesque campus in Providence, R.I., near Boston
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio


  • Highly selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Brown University, located in the historic capital of Rhode Island, is a well-respected, longstanding research university known for its challenging academic programs and for giving students the freedom to create their own core curriculum.


Getting in to Brown is extremely challenging, with an admission rate of about 9 percent. The school takes into account not only the quantifiable criteria, such as grades and test scores, but also considers how each applicant will contribute to and gain from Brown's undergraduate community....  

Subscribe to Vault to unlock this premium content including:

  • Admissions
  • Academics
  • Career Opportunities
  • Campus Life
  • Financials and more.

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.


Your institution does not have an active account.

Subscribe Now


Contact your Career Center, Alumni Office
and Library to find out more.



Please select your institution
to gain full access.