Brown admits Class of 2018

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And they’re off! The scene at the Van Wickle Gates as the Class of 2017 streamed in last fall: The University expects about 1,560 students to take the ceremonial walk when the Class of 2018 arrives for Opening Convocation in September. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

Brown University has made 2,619 offers of admission for the Class of 2018. Those offers represent 8.6 percent of the 30,432 applicants in the admission pool, the second largest pool in University history. This year’s admitted class is the University’s most diverse ever. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Office of College Admission at Brown University made offers of admission to 2,619 applicants today for its Class of 2018. Those offers, posted online at the University’s admissions website after 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, March, 27, 2014, represent 8.6 percent of a 30,432-applicant pool.

This year’s admitted class is the most diverse ever, with 46 percent admitted students self-identifying as African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American. Additionally, of those admitted, 18 percent represent the first generation in their families to go to college, another record number for the University.

For the last six months the admission staff has been privileged and honored to get to know 30,000 talented, inspiring, and deserving students who sought admission to Brown from every state, from every segment of American society, and from nearly every nation in the world,” said James Miller, dean of admission. “The Class of 2018, selected from that remarkable applicant pool through an extraordinarily challenging process, will arrive on College Hill in the midst of an historic celebration, and represents the fruits of a 250-year institutional commitment to excellence and inclusivity. We are delighted to welcome the Class of 2018 to Brown.”

Highlights from the admitted Class of 2018 include:

  • The pool: The applicant pool of 30,432 is the second largest in University history.
  • United States: Students from all 50 states were admitted. The top states were California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Florida.
  • International: Students from 88 nations are represented in the admitted class. The top countries were China, India, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Korea.
  • High school: The admitted class represents more thasn 1,750 high schools from around the world. Of the admitted candidates, 63 percent attended public high schools and 37 percent attended either private or parochial high schools.
  • Academic standing: 95 percent of admitted candidates are in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • Financial aid: 67 percent of the admitted students intend to apply for financial aid.
  • First generation: Of those admitted, 18 percent represent the first generation in their families to attend college, the highest in Brown’s modern history.
  • Diversity: 46 percent of those admitted are students of color, defined as students who self-identify as African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American. This is the highest percentage in Brown’s history.

Admitted candidates have until May 1 to accept the University’s offer of admission. Brown anticipates an incoming class of 1,560 in the fall.

Editors: Brown University has a fiber link television studio available for domestic and international live and taped interviews, and maintains an ISDN line for radio interviews. For more information, call (401) 863-2476.

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