Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University

Providence, RI

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An education like no other

Brown University is known for academic excellence rooted in an innovative Open Curriculum, our approach for more than 50 years. 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’re 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
Our world-class faculty celebrate students as the center of academic life at Brown. Faculty members make groundbreaking discoveries, advance understanding of cultures and peoples around the globe, and influence national and international policy. These same people 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. 

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 attend Brown—regardless of their economic circumstances. We’re committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all eligible undergraduates, as determined by our Office of Financial Aid. We’re need-blind when making admission decisions, meaning we don’t consider an applicant’s ability or inability to pay the cost of tuition when deciding who to admit. This applies to US citizens and DACA and undocumented students who attend high school in the US.

Brown At A Glance

Student body
10,257 total students
7,043 undergraduates
2,629 graduate students
585 medical students 

Class of 2024
36,793 applicants
1,769 enrolled
45% students of color
14% first in their family to attend college
11% international students
Students speaking 62 languages and representing 47 states and 69 nations 

Academics and campus life
6:1 student-faculty ratio
2,000 undergraduate courses taught each year
740 Fulbright Scholars
400+ student groups
32 Division I athletic teams 

Admission deadlines
Early Decision: November 1
Regular Decision: January 5

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