Brown University

Overview

Brown University, an Ivy League university, is the seventh-oldest college in the United States.  Brown is home to some of the happiest students in the nation, largely due to its warm and welcoming community. Frequently recognized for its cultural events, campus groups and activities, community service, and competitive athletics, Brown is a place where students are motivated and eager to engage in meaningful conversations both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Students can pursue degrees in more than 80 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience.  The Open Curriculum encourages students to follow their interests without being restricted by core requirements.  Whether you are interested in exploring the humanities or STEM fields, you will have plenty of personal interactions with faculty and be among students like yourself who are life-long learners and leaders. You can also extend your passions beyond Rhode Island by studying abroad through Brown’s programs, or take part in faculty-led international opportunities through an academic department.

Did you know that every year at midnight on Halloween, students cram into Sayles Hall to listen to the University organist play eerie music on the largest remaining Huchings-Votey organ in the world?  Famous alumni include: Tom Watson '37 (President of IBM); Janet Yellen '37 (Chair of U.S. Federal Reserve System); Debra Lee '76 (President of BET); Ted Turner '76 (Founder of CNN); Tracee Ellis Ross '94 (actor); John Krasinski '02 (Actor); Daveed Diggs '04 (actor); and Emma Watson '14 (actor).

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