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.
A special kind of student chooses Brown University—one who is intellectually curious, self-motivated, and prepared for the academic rigor of charting their own path. At Brown, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive community of students where everyone is welcome and differences are celebrated—and where all members are valued, respected, and provided with equal opportunities to thrive. Creating and supporting this diverse and inclusive community is central to our mission of academic excellence.
To support students from a diverse array of communities, we offer resources like the Brown Center for Students of Color, which was founded 40 years ago. The Center serves as a hub for students of color and promotes conversations about diversity and inclusion on campus. It’s a gathering place for communities of color and hosts cultural and informational events that are open to all students.
The Undocumented, First-Generation College, and Low-Income Student Center is a communal academic and social space for members of the Brown community who identify with the first-generation and/or low-income student experience. This Center aims to contribute to the endurance and success of students whose parents didn’t complete a four-year college education.