Brown University received 4,562 applications for admission this Early Decision cycle. This figure compares to 4,230 ED applications to the Brown Class of 2023 and 3,502 applications to the Brown Class of 2022. In fact, this year’s Early Decision application tally marks an all-time record for the Providence, Rhode Island-based institution. Of this year’s 4,562 applicants, 800 earned admission under the school’s binding policy. This marks a record-low 17.5% ED admit rate for the Class of 2024. This same figure stood at 18.2% last year for the Class of 2023 and 21% for the Class of 2022. So just how do the Brown University Early Decision admits to the Class of 2024 break down?
Breakdown of the Early Decision Admits to the Brown Class of 2024
As Li Goldstein reports for The Brown Daily News in a piece entitled “University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants,” “Of the 800 newly admitted students, 17 percent identify as first-gen, up from 11 percent for the early decision admits to the class of 2023. Consistent with last year’s demographics, 44 percent of students self-identify as students of color. Students applying for financial aid account for 62 percent of admitted students, up from 57 percent last year and 50 percent two years ago…Forty states are represented in the pool of accepted students, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Within the international cohort of new members of the Class of 2024, students hail from 43 nations, led by China, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Canada and India. Twenty students were admitted to the Program in Liberal Medical Education. Brown RISD dual degree students are selected during the regular decision process. Forty-five students were accepted to the University through the QuestBridge match program.”
And if you’re wondering if it seems low that only 40 states are represented among the Early Decision admits to Brown’s Class of 2024, you aren’t wrong. 40 is very low for an Ivy League school’s admitted Early pool. Just last year, 46 states were represented among ED admits to Brown’s Class of 2023. So it wasn’t exactly a shining cycle for domestic geographic diversity at Brown, though the number of nations represented by admitted students rose from 37 to 43 year over year.
Congratulations to all of Ivy Coach’s students who applied Early Decision to Brown University’s Class of 2024. You all got in — just like you did at every other Ivy League school this Early Decision cycle. We are so very happy for each and every one of you. Go Bears!
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