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Brown University

Brown University

+1 401-863-1000

198 Dyer Street Providence, RI USA 2903

Founded in 1764, Brown University is a private institution located on College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown is a research university and known for strong science programs, especially in medicine, math, and computer sciences. Plus, the university is well regarded for its English and history programs. Notable alumni include American lawyer and publisher John F. Kennedy, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, and actress Emma Watson.

Ranked 8 in the nation, Brown is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 8%, and its graduation rate is 95%. Brown’s tuition rate is $62,680 per year, plus fees. Nearly 10,000 total students are enrolled. Brown offers nearly 80 undergraduate majors, and over 80 postgraduate programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Brown’s 146-acre campus gives students a truly New England experience. With historical architecture, welcoming green spaces, and classic quads, students enjoy a rich culture and deep sense of community. Brown recognizes the beginning and ending of the schoolyear with a longstanding tradition: to officially open the school year, the center section of the Van Wickle Gates open inward to campus; to officially close the year, they open outward as students proceed to summer activities. All students are required to live on campus for their first six semesters. Some juniors may be allowed to live off campus. Over 400 student organizations are available, including a dozen fraternities and sororities. The Brown Bears have more than 35 NCAA Division I athletic teams competing in the Ivy League. Providence offers students a classic college town experience, plus numerous options for entertainment, shopping, and dining on popular Thayer Street.

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