An education like no other
Brown is known for its academic excellence rooted in its Open Curriculum. Our students say that only Brown gives them the absolute freedom to study what they love—and only what they love. Brown has no required core curriculum or distribution requirements that students must complete in order to graduate. At Brown, you can be the architect of your own education. You can sample courses in a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of our 80 academic concentrations—or you can invent your own.
This innovative approach to education often demands more of studentsthan a curriculum with core requirements. Exceptional students choose Brown—those who are intellectuallycurious, self-motivated, and preparedfor the academic rigor of charting their own path.
Brown’s world-class faculty celebrate students as the center of academic life at Brown. Our faculty make groundbreaking discoveries, advance understanding of cultures and peoples around the globe, and influence national and international policy. These same faculty members who make such a major impact in the world are the teachers you learn from in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the field.
A dynamic lived experience
Brown’s culture is one of respect and inclusivity. Brown students study together, play together, grow together, and dream together—bonding for a lifetime.
Our campus invites you to celebrate the heritage of a university more than 250 years old, while encountering innovation everywhere. Brown’s College Hill campus offers a classic NewEngland college experience amongbrick quadrangles, scenic greens, soaring modern architecture, and fully renovated historic buildings.
We also feature state-of-the-art laboratories, world-class libraries, 24-hour study spaces, expansive fitness facilities, and a full range of advising services essential for life and learning on campus.
Grow, explore, have fun!
Want art? Theater? Music? Sports? Providence offers a dazzling array of arts opportunities, public events, andculinary experiences mere minutes from campus.
Our home city—located between Boston and New York City—is about a 30-minute drive from beaches, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities.
If Brown is for you, we’ll help you get here
Our financial aid policies enrich our campus community by ensuring thatstudents of talent and ambition whoqualify for admission can come to Brown—regardless of their economic circumstances. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all eligible undergraduates, as determined by Brown’s Office of Financial Aid.
We are “need blind” when making admission decisions, which means we do not consider an applicant’s ability or inability to pay the cost of tuitionwhen making admission decisions. This applies to US citizens and DACAand undocumented students who attend high school in the US.
Total students: 9,380
Class of 2021
40% students of color
13% first in their family to attend college
13% international citizens
Students representing 49 states, 62
ations, and 65 languages
32% Physical Sciences
28% Social Sciences
21% Life and Medical Sciences
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree; many of our departments also offer an optional fifth-year master’s program.
Student-faculty ratio: 7:1
Early Decision: November 1
Regular Decision: January 1