Brown Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

Brown University offers Early Decision but does not offer Early Action for freshman admissions.

This year, the Early Decision (ED) deadline for Brown is November 1.

All ED1 applications should receive an admissions decision by December 15. Last year, Brown admitted 769 of the 4,230 applicants who applied early decision. The acceptance rate was 18.18%.

For more information visit the Brown University page on College Confidential.

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Sometimes applicants see the higher admit rate for ED and think that applying ED must give an advantage. The higher number (18% the last time around, vs about 5% ED + RD combined) is mainly because of a stronger applicant pool for ED. It’s not “easier” to get in through ED, so if you have other colleges you would also like to apply to, don’t think you have to apply to Brown ED or else your admission will be significantly less likely.


Is there another Brown ED thread for this year out there? It seems very quiet! Did many people apply early this year? Everyone is done with submitting a Video portfolio? Am I even posting in the right place?

I was wondering the same…

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