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Is Brown a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$240,937 Avg Total Cost

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.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 1% National Quality
Expensive Price

Brown University is ranked #2,215 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Brown University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2215 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  1.16 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $240,937 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Brown will cost you about $240,937. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $58,057 and a typical 4.15 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$58,057
Average Years to Graduate4.15
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$240,937

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?

$132,397 In-State With Aid
$333,394 Avg Cost No Aid
4.15 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 GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$333,394#0F
All Students$240,937#2,215F
Only Students Receiving Aid$132,397#718B
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$333,394#F
All Students$240,937#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$132,397#F

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

About 55% of Brown students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Brown financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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