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Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
On the College Green, Sayles Hall (left), built 1878–81, designed by Alpheus C. Morse, and Wilson Hall, built 1891, designed by Gould & Angell, both buildings in the Richardsonian Romanesque style credit: Ad Meskens
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,565 Undergraduates
9% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Brown University
One Prospect Street
Providence, Rhode Island
2912
(401) 863-1000
www.brown.edu

Founded in 1764 and located in the historic town of Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University, an Ivy League school, is the seventh-oldest college in the U.S. Brown was also one of the nine colonial colleges established before the start of the American Revolution. It is one of the top universities in the country, and sits on 146 acres of land. The school was the first Ivy League institution to accept students from all different religious backgrounds. Notable alumni include American media mogul Ted Turner, lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr., Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, actors Emma Watson and John Krasinski, radio personality Ira Glass and financier John D. Rockefeller Jr. The college boasts the second largest collegiate athletic program in the U.S., and the first largest program for women. They have 900 athletes on 38 varsity sports teams, as well as 17 club sports. The mascot is Bruno the Bear, and its colors are brown, red and white. The official motto is “In deo speramus” or “In God We Hope.” Brown doesn’t have any core requirement classes, which means that students get to decide what courses they take.

Location

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

61

New Transfer Students

Admissions
9%

Acceptance Rate

56%

Enrollment Yield

1370-1570

SAT Range

32,390

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$25,264

Typical Cost

$53,419

Average Tuition

57%

Recieve Financial Aid

73%

Have Loans

$14,240

Median Debt

Academics
7.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

76

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

215

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

20

Faculty Awards

22

National Academy Members

244

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Ivy Group

Track & Field Conference:

Ivy Group

Social
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