Harvard University vs. Brown University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard University vs. Brown University

Harvard Universityvs.Brown University

Both Harvard University and Brown University are private. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA and Brown University is located in Providence, RI.
  • Brown University has more expensive tuition of $60,584 than Harvard University ($53,968).
  • Harvard University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.051561788082823% than Brown University (0.084924976316352%).
  • Harvard University has higher SAT scores of 1,520 than Brown University (1,500).
  • Harvard University is larger with 30,391 students than Brown University (9,948 students).
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#2 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Rankings#10 in National Universities
#1 in Rhode Island
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Cambridge, MALocationProvidence, RI
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$52,257Financial Aid$47,590
$75 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
0.051561788082823%Acceptance Rate0.084924976316352%
1,520 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,500 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
30,391Total Students9,948
27,933Online Enrollment5,520
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate
76%Retention Rate92%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$89,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
$10,609 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,092)
$9,120 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
$5,550 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
5 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
$188,515 for Faculties
$88,806 Part-time
Average Salary$142,952 for Faculties
$75,914 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020