Brown University has announced its class of 2016, a group 2,760 students from across the country and around the world.
The new Brown class represent 9.6 percent of a 28,742-member applicant pool.
The Office of College Admission at Brown University imade their offers at 5:00 pm for admission via the Web.
“We want to thank the nearly 29,000 students who gave us the privilege
of learning more about them and their extraordinary accomplishments,”
said James Miller, dean of admission. “The Class of 2016, drawn from
that remarkable pool of applicants, represents perhaps the most broadly
talented and diverse class in Brown’s history.”
Of the admitted class, nearly two-thirds applied for financial aid.
Currently, 47 percent of the Class of 2015 receives a need-based
scholarship award; the average award is approximately $37,800.
“I am delighted that from this talented group of students will emerge
the outstanding Class of 2016,” said President Ruth J. Simmons. “I am
particularly pleased that through the University’s commitment to
financial aid — having more than doubled the scholarship budget since
the 2004-05 academic year — we are able to meet the demonstrated
financial need of these students, ensuring that economic circumstances
are not a barrier in considering a Brown education.”
The Class of 2016 include:
United States: Students from all 50 states were admitted. The top
states were California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and
International: Students from 80 nations are represented in the admitted
class. The top countries were China, Canada, Korea, India, and the
High school: The admitted class represents nearly 1,800 high schools from around the world.
Academic standing: 95 percent of the admitted candidates are in the top
10 percent of their high school class; 47 percent are valedictorians or
Gender: Of the admitted class, 53.2 percent are women.
Financial aid: Nearly two-thirds of the admitted class applied for financial aid.
First generation: 16.2 percent of the admitted candidates represent the first generation in their families to attend college.
Academic interest: 55 percent of the admitted class intend to
concentrate in the physical or life sciences. The top five intended
concentrations are engineering, biology, international relations,
economics, and English.
Admitted candidates have until May 1 to accept the University’s offer
of admission. Brown anticipates an incoming class of 1,515 next fall.