Brown University Admissions

Brown University, also known as BU, was founded in 1764, and is a private Ivy League Research university located in Providence, Rhode Island. The university is home to 713 full time academic staff, 6,133 undergraduate students, and 1,947 postgraduate students. BU is most famous for its Graduate degrees in Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Medical Science.

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Admission To-Do List

  • School Forms
  • Official transcript
  • Midyear school report
  • Standardized Test Results
  • Application Fee $75
  • Interview
  • Personal Statement
  • Online application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE score


Writing Supplement:
We suggest that you think of it as an introduction to your writing sample. You can talk about yourself, your aesthetics, your past experiences, why you think Brown University is a good fit for you, etc. While the Graduate School asks that your personal statement be no more than two pages, our Department recommends that your personal statement be 1-4 double-spaced pages. See more

Application Deadlines

January 1
Spring, undergraduate
Please pay close attention to application deadlines, which vary by program. Please visit for more information about graduate deadlines
Fall, graduate

Famous Graduates

Horace Mann

Father of American Public Education

Charles Evans Hughes


Advice on Personal Statement for Brown University Admissions

The Brown University personal statement should regard the applicant's interests and intended areas of study. Some of the things that the applicant can write about is their past experiences that might relate to their intended area of study. The personal statement should be around one to four pages in length, double-spaced. Personal statements should be unique and not general. They need to be written in a way that makes the applicant unique and different from everyone else. Since it can sometimes be hard to write about yourself, the applicant should give themselves plenty of time to write their essay.