Brown University

Brown University

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Located in Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational member of the Ivy League that maintains a particular commitment to undergraduate instruction. While Brown is considered a small research university with 682 full-time faculty, five of its professors and two of its alumni have been honored as Nobel Laureates.

Brown's community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 1,919 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students. 

Undergraduate and Graduate students may select from 70 progams of study, ranging from Mathematics to Cognitive Neuroscience. Completed concentrations of undergraduates by area are Social Sciences (42%), Humanities (26%), Life Sciences (17%), and the Physical Sciences (14%).

Brown accepts 8.9% of undergraduate applicants, placing it among the world's most selective universities. 

Honors: Ivy League Member

Brown University News

News from Brown - Office of University Communications

A letter to Brown students, faculty and staff shared news of a tragic car accident that claimed the life of Class of 2018 alumna and current graduate student Maryori Conde; three others affiliated with the Brown community were injured.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A new Brown initiative with Constellation and Energy Development Partners will transform a former gravel pit in North Kingstown into Rhode Island’s highest-capacity contiguous solar generation project.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The exhibition, opening on Saturday, Jan. 19, focuses on abstract photography from the gallery’s collection.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Launched after Brown’s landmark Slavery and Justice report, the center is a powerhouse for research that is changing the way the world learns about legacies of slavery and the global slave trade.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Christina Paxson, an economist, higher education leader and president of Brown University, will serve as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for 2019.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Learning at Brown is a collaborative, hands-on experience — one in which students often lead their own research projects or conduct research alongside their instructors.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
With an increased focus on unearthing novel data sources for analysis, Brown’s economics scholars are bringing new insights to complex problems and teaching the next generation of researchers and policymakers to do the same.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Brown President Christina Paxson emphasized the need for collaboration in a conversation with fellow Rhode Island college and university presidents about approaches to meeting students’ mental health needs.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
With generous support from the family of Duncan MacMillan and from Barry Sternlicht and Mimi Reichert Sternlicht, and with architect selection underway, the University’s vision for an integrated, state-of-the-art health and wellness center and residence hall is on a path toward realization.
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
2018 in review Here are 21 of the year’s most noteworthy and best-loved stories from News from Brown.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018