Box 1920 Providence, RI 02912 401-863-2378
About Brown University
  • Year of Foundation 1764
  • Size of Campus 146 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,176
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 95%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $75
  • Enrollment No. 6,013
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Athletes in Action, Baha'i Group, Brown Catholic Community, Buddhism Society, Call To Worship, Catholic Pastoral Council, Chabad Chassidic Club, Christian Fellowship, Christian Science, College Hill for Christ, Episcopalian
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 7%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Sun, African Students Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Anime Society, Arab Club, Armenian Students Association, Asian American Students Association, Awaa
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 13
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 9
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Various speaker events, cultural month events and convocations, student organization dances, socials, performances, athletic events, spring weekend.
  • Number of students in fraternities 13
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Warwick, RI (10), Boston, MA (50)
  • Distance to nearest train Providence, RI (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Providence, RI (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 39%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 80%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (84%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (5%), apartment for single students (9%), special housing for disabled students (1%), cooperative housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 47%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 48
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 4%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,320
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,172,256
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 350
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Museums 1. David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University: 4,000 prints, drawings and photographs from 1500 to present; research fields include 20th and 21st century art. 2. Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology (Bristol, Rhode Island) and satellite ga
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 3,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 21,888
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,180
  • Number of e-books 599,079
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 6,000
  • Library Facilities There are 6 library buildings on campus: The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library serves as the primary teaching and research library for the humanities and social sciences. The Sciences Library houses the materials in the physical, biological, and medical sci
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,928,655
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,509,710
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Providence College)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Goldman Sachs; Microsoft; Bain and Co.;Teach for America; Peace Corps; Google; Morgan Stanley; McKinsey; Brown University; Boston COnsulting Group; Rhode Island Hospital; Bloomberg;
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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