PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University received 30,360 applications for its Class of 2019, according to the Office of College Admission. The University has seen a steady increase in applications in recent years. Previous applicant totals were 30,291 for the Class of 2018; 28,807 for the Class of 2017; and 28,743 for the Class of 2016.
Admission officers are reviewing applications and will make offers of admission at the end of March.
Applicants hail from all 50 states. California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Florida are the top states represented. Seventy-two percent of applicants come from public schools, 20 percent from private schools, and 8 percent from parochial schools. The applicants intend to study physical sciences (28 percent), social sciences (27 percent), life or medical sciences (26 percent), and arts and humanities (12 percent), with 6 percent undecided. The most popular intended concentrations include biology, engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology, economics, and business, entrepreneurship and organizations.
Sixty-seven percent of applicants are seeking financial aid, a number that has remained unchanged for the last four years. Brown is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted undergraduates. Since the matriculation of the Class of 2007, all domestic undergraduates admitted as freshmen have been admitted under the University’s need-blind admission policy.
Forty-one percent of applicants — the highest percentage ever — self-identified as African American, Latino/a, Native American, or Asian American.
The Class of 2019 received more international applications than any class in Brown’s history — 5,263 from 155 nations, also a record. China, India, Canada, Korea, and the United Kingdom are the top countries in the pool after the United States.
“The applicant pool for the Class of 2019 includes some of the most talented and accomplished students in this nation and from around the world,” said James Miller, dean of admission. ”We are eager to learn more about this remarkable group of candidates and we look forward to the difficult and rewarding task of assembling another outstanding first-year class.”
Included in the applicant pool are the 617 students who were chosen for early decision admission in December.