Brown is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Brown’s students are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world. The spirit of the Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the undergraduate experience. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries.
Students can pursue degrees in 80 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to Cognitive Neuroscience, and supplement their learning with certificate programs from Entrepreneurship to Engaged Scholarship. The Open Curriculum encourages students to follow their interests without being restricted by core requirements. Whether you are interested in exploring the humanities, STEM fields, or perhaps even both, you will have plenty of personal interaction with faculty and live among students like yourself who are lifelong 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.
Famous alumni include: Tom Watson '37 (President of IBM); Debra Lee '76 (President of BET); Ted Turner '76 (Founder of CNN); Brian Moynihan ’81 (Chairman/CEO of Bank of America); Jim Yong Kim '82 (President of the World Bank); Tracee Ellis Ross '94 (actor); John Krasinski '02 (Actor); Daveed Diggs '04 (actor); and Emma Watson '14 (actor).
Fun Fact: 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?