738 students earned admission to Brown University this Early Decision cycle. These 738 students were selected out of a batch of 3,502 students — marking an Early Decision admit rate of 21.07%. In spite of receiving the most Early Decision applications in the 16 years since the current program was instituted, it actually was not the lowest Early Decision admit rate for the university. It doesn’t take a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician to discern this means the university admitted more students this Early cycle than in years past. In fact, Brown had never admitted 700 students from the Early Decision round — much less 738 students. The most students the school had previously extended offers of admission to in the Early round was last year, for the Class of 2021. Last year, Brown offered admission to 695 Early Decision applicants.
Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Brown University this Early Decision cycle. Every last one of you got in. Whoot.
Breakdown of the Brown Class of 2022 Early Admits
And what’s the breakdown of the Early admits to the incoming class at Brown? As reported in a Brown press release announcing its Class of 2022, “Nearly 50 percent of the Class of 2022 students admitted through early decision have applied to receive financial aid. Brown meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted undergraduates, and 43 percent of the University’s undergraduate student body currently receives need-based financial aid. Nearly 10 percent of accepted students represent the first generation in their family to attend college. Additionally, 38 percent are students of color, defined as those who self-identify as African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or Asian. Of the accepted students, 430 are female and 308 are male. The students accepted from the early decision applicant pool come from 33 nations and 43 U.S. states. The top countries represented outside the United States are China, the United Kingdom, India, South Korea and Turkey.”
Gender Imbalance of Brown’s Class of 2022 Early Admits
As has been the case at Brown for quite some time, the most striking statistic for the admitted pool of students to the university is the male-female ratio. Think about it. 430 females. 308 males. That means that 58.27% of admits to the Brown Class of 2022 thus far are females. Now the regular readers of our college admissions blog know this answer well but for you newbies, does it help to be male when applying for admission to Brown? …You bet it does. Any highly selective college with the exception of women’s colleges like Wellesley, Smith, and others, strives to create a gender balance. Ideally, each incoming class is comprised of 50% males and 50% females…or close to it. At Brown, this just hasn’t been the case. And it’s certainly not the case for its Class of 2022.
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