PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University has invited 669 early decision applicants to become members of the Class of 2020. The 669 students, admitted from an applicant pool of 3,030, represent the largest early decision cohort since Brown adopted its current early decision program 14 years ago. Applicants began logging on to a secure website at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, to learn the status of their applications.
“We’re delighted to welcome to College Hill the first members of the Class of 2020,” said James Miller, dean of admission. “They bring with them an exciting array of talents and accomplishments and represent a superb foundation for what we expect to be another extraordinary and promising entering class at Brown.”
By applying for early decision, prospective students indicated that Brown was their first choice for college and agreed to accept an offer of admission if they received one.
Forty-seven percent of the accepted students applied to receive financial aid. Brown is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted undergraduates. Forty-six percent of the Brown undergraduate student body currently receives need-based financial aid. 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.
The students who were accepted from the early decision applicant pool will come to Brown from 31 nations and 38 U.S. states. The top countries represented outside the United States are the People’s Republic of China, India, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Canada.
Seven percent of accepted students represent the first generation in their family to attend college. Additionally, 31 percent are students of color, defined as students who self-identify as African American, Latino/a, Native American or Asian. Of the accepted students, 367 are female and 302 are male.
New members of the Class of 2020 who mentioned specific academic interests listed engineering, business, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior, international relations, biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, economics, computer science, and English as the top concentrations.
The deadline for regular decision applications is Jan. 1, 2016.