Brown University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to Brown. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Brown.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Brown or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At Brown, 0.93% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Brown University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for Brown?

    Brown requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of All
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, Brown also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    Brown requires a minimum of 28 credits.

    What are Brown University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Brown transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline March 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Brown University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to Brown on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline in mid-May
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline in mid-May
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Brown University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, Brown received 2130 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 164 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Brown is 7.7%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Brown. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

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    Additionally, of the 164 accepted transfer students, 102 students enrolled - that means the yield was 62.2%.

    Brown accepts 8 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    What are the Brown University transfer GPA requirements?

    Brown requires a minimum college GPA of 3.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, Brown requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

    Additional Transfer Info. for Brown

    Brown has noted the additional policies: Students may not transfer into liberal medical education continuum program or five-year dual degree program with Rhode Island Sch of Design..

    Will you enjoy transferring to Brown?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Brown. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Providence...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at Brown is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to Brown then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into Brown

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Brown website for more info.
    Brown accepts 7.7% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into Brown, you should have a current GPA of at least 4.0 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.16. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Brown students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 690 790 740
    SAT Reading 680 780 730
    2018 Total SAT Score 1370 1570 1470
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 30 35 32
    ACT Reading 32 35 33
    2018 Total ACT Score 62 70 66

    Brown University’s average SAT score is 1470. To be a competitive applicant for Brown University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at Brown?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Brown or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to Brown, you may also want to consider the schools: