Brown University

country rank  68
world rank  105

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University Overview

Established in 1764, Brown University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Providence (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rhode Island. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Brown University (BU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Brown University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 255 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1764
Motto In deo speramus
In God we hope
Colours Seal brown, cardinal red and white

University Location

Address One Prospect Street
Providence (population range: 50,000-249,999)
02912 Rhode Island
United States
T +1 (401) 863 1000
F +1 (401) 863 3700

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 45 Prospect Street, PO Box 1876
Providence 02912
+1 (401) 863 2378

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Brown University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • Council on Education for Public Health CEPH
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education LCME

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Ivy League

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019