Harvard vs. Brown University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard vs. Brown University

Harvardvs.Brown University

Both Harvard and Brown University are private. Harvard is located in Cambridge, MA and Brown University is located in Providence, RI.
  • Brown University has more expensive tuition of $65,046 than Harvard ($57,261).
  • Harvard has tighter acceptance rate of 5.16% than Brown University (8.49%).
  • Harvard has higher SAT scores of 1,550 than Brown University (1,540).
  • Harvard is larger with 30,631 students than Brown University (11,189 students).

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#2 in National Universities
#2 in Massachusetts
Rankings#13 in National Universities
#1 in Rhode Island
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Cambridge, MALocationProvidence, RI
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$49,954Financial Aid$51,907
$85 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
5.16%Acceptance Rate8.49%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
30,631Total Students11,189
10,495Online Enrollment74
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate96%
Transfer-out Rate
96%Retention Rate98%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$89,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,748)
$12,056 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,196)
$9,368 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
$6,472 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
7 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
Number of Faculties884 Full-time
111 Part-time
16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
Number of Staffs4,280 Full-time
374 Part-time
$193,382 for Faculties
$91,111 Part-time
Average Salary$146,687 for Faculties
$79,341 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022