Students in the admitted class of 2026 hail from all 50 U.S. states and countries around the world, with the largest number of students from China, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Singapore, and Ukraine , respectively.
A growing set of financial aid initiatives to support Brown students has also played a role in significantly increasing applications, Powell said, and encouraging students from an increasingly wide range of backgrounds. financial to apply. Building on the work of the Brown Promise initiative, which replaced loans with scholarship funds in all University-conditional undergraduate financial aid scholarships four years ago, the University will cover full tuition for families earning $125,000 or less with typical assets beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. This change — the result of eliminating consideration of home equity in Brown’s financial aid calculations — is expected to provide thousands of additional dollars in average annual scholarships for aided students and increase the number of families who will receive assistance from Brown.
Separately, two years after expanding its blind-needs policy to military veterans in a bid to double veteran enrollment, Brown this year set a goal to expand blind-needs consideration to international students. . The University is increasing its financial aid budget for international undergraduate students, with the goal of going completely blind for international students starting at Brown in the fall of 2025. This would eliminate the ability or inability to pay tuition. tuition as a factor in the admissions process, placing Brown in a very small group of colleges and universities nationwide that are blind to the needs of international students.
Of the 2,546 students admitted by Brown, 96 percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Nineteen students were admitted to the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program and 84 students were admitted to the Liberal Medical Education Program, an eight-year program leading to both a bachelor’s degree and an MD from Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School.
While all have the opportunity to explore degree programs within Brown’s Open Curriculum, the top 15 concentrations considered by students include: Engineering/Biomedical Engineering; computing; economy; 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.
Applicants began logging into a secure website at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 31 to find out the status of their applications. Following the release of admissions decisions, Brown will host three admitted student programs on campus for the Class of 2026. A Day on College Hill (ADOCH) sessions will be held on April 8, 13, and 22 for students who choose to visit Providence in person. . The University will also continue to support admitted students with virtual programming that provides opportunities to explore, learn, ask questions, and connect on campus while showcasing Brown’s vibrant community.
Admitted students have until Monday, May 2 to accept the University’s offer of admission. Brown anticipates a cohort of approximately 1,700 students, including 15 admissions to the Brown/RISD dual degree.