Brown University admits record low 8.5 percent of applicants for next fall's freshman class

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Brown University has offered 8.5 percent of applicants a spot in next fall's freshman class, the lowest in school history.

The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that it received 30,397 applications, the third highest it has ever received, and made offers of admission to 2,580. Of those, 1,970 were in the regular decision pool, and 610 were offered early admission.

Those admitted to the Class of 2019 include students from all 50 states and 85 nations. The top five states are California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas. The top five countries are China, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Korea.

Accepted applicants have until May 1 to accept the offer. Brown anticipates an incoming class of 1,605 in the fall.

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