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April 4, 2022

Brown University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

It was another record year for Brown’s admissions office (photo credit: Kenneth C. Zirkel).

It was a record year for Brown University’s undergraduate admissions office. In all, 50,649 students applied to Brown’s Class of 2026. To put this figure in historical perspective, it’s the first time Brown hit 50,000 applications in a year. Last year, Brown received a record 46,568 applications to the Class of 2025 (this year’s figure was up 9% from last year’s tally). Prior to last year, the school never received 40,000 applications in a year. So what a difference a couple of years can make! Of the 50,649 students who applied to Brown’s Class of 2026, 2,546 earned admission. This marks an overall admission rate for the Brown Class of 2026 of 5.02%, eclipsing last year’s record-low 5.4% admit rate. Prior to last year, the admission rate at Brown never dropped below 6.6% (from the Class of 2023). And just who earned admission to Brown’s incoming class?

As Brown reports in a press release entitled “Brown admits 2,546 students to the undergraduate Class of 2026,” “Students in the admitted Class of 2026 hail from all 50 U.S. states and from countries across the globe, with the most students from China, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Singapore and Ukraine, respectively…Of Brown’s 2,546 admitted students, 96% are in the top 10% of their high school classes. Nineteen students were admitted to the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, and 84 students were admitted to the Program in Liberal Medical Education, an eight-year program leading to both a bachelor’s degree and an M.D. from Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School. While all will have the opportunity to explore courses of study through Brown’s Open Curriculum, the students’ top 15 intended concentrations include: engineering/biomedical engineering; computer science; economics; political science; biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; international and public affairs; neuroscience; applied mathematics; public health; psychology; health and human biology; physics, English; and history.”

We do love to see that so many students from Ukraine, in particular, earned admission to Brown’s Class of 2026 as the nation and its people defend themselves against Russian forces that have invaded their sovereign land. May more highly selective universities across America follow Brown’s lead. Instead of just the usual suspects — Canada, China, Singapore, India, etc. — we’d like to see Ukraine listed among the nations with the most admitted students in college admissions press releases about incoming classes at the Ivies and beyond. In any case, congratulations to all of Ivy Coach’s students who earned admission to the Brown University Class of 2026! We’re so proud of you. Go Bears!

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