Brown University

Is Brown a Good School for the Money?

Brown University Value Report

Is Brown worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Brown value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Rhode Island, Brown is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 25% Rhode Island Value
#1 Rhode Island Quality

Brown University is ranked #1 out of #9 in Rhode Island for quality and #2 out of #9 for Rhode Island value.

This makes it a great quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  2 out of 9
Great Value
State Value Score  77.78 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Brown financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 1% National Quality

Brown University is ranked #732 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Brown University is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  732 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  50.27 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Pomona College $180,568 B
Rice University $184,112 B
Amherst College $190,634 B
Yale University $203,007 B-
University of Notre Dame $207,917 B-
Dartmouth College $216,514 C+
Cornell University $226,550 C
Harvey Mudd College $228,917 C
Northwestern University $229,008 C
University of Pennsylvania $232,296 C
Brown University $239,582 C

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $239,582 in Total

The Brown time to graduate is about 4.14 years and will cost an estimated $57,870 per year. This brings the total cost to 239,582.

Average Yearly Cost $57,870
Average Years to Graduate 4.14
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $239,582

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Brown cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$144,229 In-State With Aid
$320,809 Avg Cost No Aid
4.14 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Brown.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $320,809 #737 C
All Students $239,582 #732 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $144,229 #253 A-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $320,809 #4 C+
All Students $239,582 #2 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $144,229 #2 B+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Rhode Island.

About 60% of Brown students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Brown financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Brown cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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