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Brown University Acceptance Rate Results for Class of 2026

08 APR 2022

In a record-breaking admissions year, Brown University received the most applications in its history and admitted just 5% of the applicant pool. Of the 50,649 applicants, the prestigious Ivy League university admitted just 2,546 students.


The applicant pool increased by a staggering 9% compared to last year’s record of 46,568 applicants. The 1,651 regular round admits joined 896 students admitted during the early decision round in December 2021.

Brown was tremendously fortunate to select its incoming class from an outstanding pool of impressive applicants who bring a wide range of academic and personal experiences and accomplishments.

- Logan Powell, Dean of Admission

Not only were 96% of this year’s admits in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, but 17% identified as first-generation college students. Brown’s Class of 2026 came from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

The top countries represented in this year’s international admitted class include China, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Singapore, and Ukraine. Admitted students from Afghanistan and Ukraine received additional support due to the unrest and instability in their countries.

The official announcement was made on Brown’s website and The Brown Daily Herald on Ivy Day, March 31, 2022.

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Brown’s Need-Blind Goals for International Students

In an effort to reach more international students, Brown also announced it’s growing the financial aid budget for international undergraduates. The university hopes to become fully need-blind for international students by Fall 2025.

How many students apply to Brown each year?

Brown accepted 2,546 students into their Class of 2026. A total of 50,649 students applied to Brown, making it the university’s largest applicant pool in history.

Brown Acceptance Rate and Admission Stats for Class of 2026

Brown University Class of 2026 Acceptance Rates
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Regular Applications 44,5031,6513.6%
Early Applications6,14689614.6%

Brown Regular Admissions Results for the Class of 2026

Two years ago, Brown University saw a significant increase in its number of applications. This year Brown received slightly more applications for its Class of 2026 than the Class of 2025. The consistent growth in the last two years is likely due to its test-optional policy, its expanding set of financial aid initiatives, and the major issues facing the world.

During the regular admission round, Brown received 44,503 applications for its incoming Class of 2026 and accepted just 1,651 students. As one of the most competitive schools in the Ivy League, Brown only admitted 3.6% of students in the regular admissions round.

Brown Early Admissions Results for the Class of 2026

Brown University reported its Early Admission results for the Class of 2026 in December 2021. Of the 6,146 students who applied in the early round, the university accepted just 896 or 10.31%. To increase your chances of getting into Brown, we recommend you apply early.

Brown Regular Admissions Results over the Past Three Years

While the number of applicants to Brown grew significantly from 2020 to 2021, it grew another 9% in 2022 to 50,649 applications. The chart below shows Brown’s application and acceptance numbers over the past three years.

Brown Overall Admissions Acceptance Rates
Class of 2024Class of 2025Class of 2026
Total First-Year Applicants 36,79446,56850,649
Admitted Applicants2,533 2,5372,546
Overall Admission Rate6.9%5.4%5.00%
Brown Early Decision Acceptance Rates
Class of 2024Class of 2025Class of 2026
Total ED Applicants4,562 6,4356.305
Total ED Admissions Rate15.05%10.10%10.31%

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Accepted Students Visit Brown Campus

Brown University’s popular “A Day on College Hill” program is coming back for the first time since 2019. Admitted Class of 2026 students can visit the Brown campus and learn what life is like for Brown undergraduates. Students who attend this event stay overnight in the residence halls and participate in a full 3-day program that includes class visits, panels and lectures, performances, and social events. 

For those who can’t attend, Brown still offers virtual programming that gives admitted students a chance to interact and attend events live online and learn about the Brown community. 

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Crimson Students Accepted into Brown University

Crimson students are getting into Brown! We already have 18+ students reporting acceptance to Brown, with more on the way!

Congratulations to all the Crimson students accepted into Brown’s Class of 2026!

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How Crimson Can Help you get into Brown and other Top Universities

According to US News, Brown ranks #14 in the United States. As the number of students applying to top universities increases, especially test-optional schools, the harder it will be to get into universities like Brown.


Crimson Education helps thousands of students gain admission to their dream schools. Despite enormous applicant pools and low acceptance rates at top universities, Crimson’s acceptance numbers are increasing! 

More than 489 Crimson students have been admitted to the Ivy League! Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s Class of 2026 acceptance numbers.

  • 119+ Crimson Ivy League offers, including 83 offers to the most competitive Ivies — Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and UPenn.
  • UPenn offers included several to Penn’s Wharton School of Business and the prestigious Huntsman Program.
  • 77+ offers to US Top 10 universities, including Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, John Hopkins, and Caltech.
  • 81+ UC Berkeley and UCLA offers

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