Brown University Looking to Increase Scholarships for International Students
Brown University is "need-aware" in its international admissions, meaning that before it decides to admit an international student, it will take into account the student's ability to pay tuition. Although there are only six universities in the United States that are "need-blind" in their international admissions, four of them are in the Ivy League with Brown - Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth. When a school has a need-blind admission policy for international students, it means that students are admitted without regard to their ability to pay - and any students who cannot pay are provided scholarships and other aid to complete their total tuition package.
According to an article in the Brown Daily Herald, Brown is looking to increase the amount of scholarship dollars available to international students, through fundraising efforts and an on-campus committee. Certainly, this will help Brown to compete with its Ivy brethren and continue to recruit the very best international students from around the world.
"We're need-aware with international students. We need to raise more money to support a greater cross-section of international students," said Matthew Gutmann, vice president for international affairs.
According to the article, Brown currently has 535 international students, and 174 of them receive some amount of funding.
Read the full story in the Brown Daily Herald.