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Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University, founded in 1764, is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts and sciences university. Its 140-acre campus is located in Providence, 55 miles from Boston.

School Profiles: Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity

Brown University

Providence, RI

An education like no other

AT A GLANCE

Brown at a Glance

• Total students:
9,921
• Undergraduate: 6,752
• Graduate: 2,584
• Medical: 585

Class of 2023:
38,674 applicants
1,665 enrolled
43% students of color
11% first in their family to attend college
12% international citizens
Students represent all 50 states and 63 nations and speak 66 languages.

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: 6:1
• Undergraduate courses offered each year: 2,000
• Fulbright Scholars: 704
• Student groups: 400+
• Division I sports teams: 38

Deadlines:
Early Decision: November 1
Regular Decision: January 4

An education like no other
Brown is known for its academic excellence rooted in its Open Curriculum. The Open Curriculum prepares undergraduates for productive lives by cultivating creative thinking, independence, and discovery through exposure to a rigorous curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. At Brown, you are the architect of your own education. You can sample courses in a wide range of subjects before immersing yourself in one of 80 academic concentrations—or you can invent your own.

This innovative approach to education often demands more of students than a curriculum with core requirements. Exceptional students choose Brown—those who are intellectually curious, self-motivated, and prepared for the academic rigor of charting their own path.

Student-centered learning
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 New England college experience among brick 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, and culinary 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 that students of talent and ambition who qualify 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 tuition when making admission decisions. This applies to US citizens and DACA and undocumented students who attend high school in the United States.