Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University

Providence, RI

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An education like no other

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.

Across the Brown campus, a nexus of organizations and spaces encourage all students, faculty and staff to find a sense of belonging, build relationships across differences and develop leadership and life skills to thrive intellectually and personally. These also include Brown-RISD Hillel, the Global Brown Center for International Students, LGBTQ Center, Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, Office of Military-Affiliated Students, and Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender.

Brown At A Glance

Student body
• 10,425 total students
• 7,125 undergraduates
• 2,689 graduate students
• 611 medical students 

Class of 2026
• 50,649 applicants
• 1,769 enrolled
• 45% students of color
• 13% first in their family to attend college
• 11% international students
• Students speaking 67 languages and representing 50 states and 107 nations 

Academics and campus life
• 6:1 student-faculty ratio
• 2,000 undergraduate courses taught each year
• 737 Fulbright Scholars
• 450+ student groups
• 34 Division I athletic teams 

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

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