PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of College Admission at Brown University made 2,580 offers of admission today to its Class of 2019. The offers made include 1,970 applicants to Brown’s regular decision pool, and 610 students admitted in December through Brown’s early decision program.
The offers, posted online at the University’s admission website at 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 31, 2015, represent 8.5 percent of this year’s 30,397 applicants.
This year’s admitted class saw a change in the pattern of intended concentrations, as history and English rejoined the list of top 10 concentrations students plan to pursue at Brown. The remaining top 10 intended concentrations include engineering, biology, computer science, biochemistry, international relations, economics, and political science, with nearly 6 percent of the admitted students undecided on their future concentrations at the College.
“The members of the Class of 2019, drawn from a remarkably deep, distinctive, and talented pool of applicants, will bring to the Brown community not only significant accomplishments and unique aspirations, but also vast potential and an enormous diversity of experiences, ” said James Miller, dean of admission. “As the College reflects on the past 250 years with pride and looks forward to a future filled with promise and possibility, we are confident that the Class of 2019 will continue the traditions of excellence and innovation that define the Brown experience, and we look forward to welcoming its members to College Hill next fall.”
Highlights from the admitted Class of 2019 include:
- The pool: The applicant pool of 30,397 is the third largest in Brown’s history.
- Admit rate: The admit rate of 8.5 percent is the lowest in Brown’s history.
- United States: Students have been admitted from all 50 states. The top five states are California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas.
- International: Students from 85 nations are represented in the admitted class. The top five countries are China, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Korea.
- High school: The admitted class represents nearly 1,650 high schools from across the nation and around the world. Of the admitted candidates, 59 percent attend public high schools and 41 percent attend either private or parochial high schools.
- Academic standing: 95 percent of admitted candidates are in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
- Academic interests: The top intended concentrations are engineering, biology, computer science, biochemistry, international relations, economics, political science, English, and history. History saw the largest percentage increase, with the number of intended concentrators rising nearly 80 percent over last year.
- Financial aid: 61 percent of the admitted students intend to apply for financial aid.
- Diversity: 45 percent of applicants admitted to the Class of 2019 self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American.
- Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program: Of 512 applicants, 17 students were admitted to the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, a 3.3-percent admission rate.
- Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME): Of 2,216 applicants, 90 students were admitted to PLME, a 4.1-percent admission rate. The PLME is an eight-year program leading to both a bachelor’s and an M.D. degree.
Admitted candidates have until May 1 to accept the University’s offer of admission. Brown anticipates an incoming resident class of 1,605 in the fall.